December 09, 2020

Sedalia, MissouriDec. 9, 2020 – The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College is offering, at no cost, three recorded webinar sessions to help private and public sector leaders learn how to recruit and retain workers within their businesses and communities. The sessions are available on demand through Jan. 30, 2021.  

Session one, Using Data to Understand Workforce, introduces Labor Market Information tools. Session two, Developing Strategies to Effectively Retain Your Workforce, explains the Workforce Matchmaking program and how to improve recruitment and retention efforts through an assessment of current workforce. Session three, Community Efforts to Attract and Retain Workers, focuses on how communities can take steps to strengthen worker retention and methods in which community leaders, employers and higher education can collaborate to strengthen local workforce. 

Dr. Mark White and Dr. Robert Russell from University of Missouri Extension’s Labor and Workforce Development program are the presenters. The MU Extension, Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Economic Development sponsored the webinars.   

There is no cost to view the sessions, but registration is required for each webinar. Participants can go to; select Schedule of Courses link; and locate the SBDC schedule on the webpage to register. People also may contact Kelly Asbury, SBDC director, at or (660) 596-7350. 

The Missouri SBDC is made possible by a funding partnership through the federal Small Business Administration, the University of Missouri Extension and State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce.

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