February 18, 2021

Sedalia, MissouriFeb. 17, 2021 – The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at State Fair Community College will host, at no cost, three webinar sessions to help private and public sector leaders in the Lake of the Ozarks Region to learn how they can recruit and retain workers within their businesses and communities. The sessions will be held online 1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 24, March 3 and 10. 

Session one on Feb. 24, Using Data to Understand Workforce, will introduce attendees to Labor Market Information tools. In session two on March 3, Developing Strategies to Effectively Retain Your Workforce, attendees will learn about the Workforce Matchmaking program and improving their recruitment and retention efforts through an assessment of current workforce. Session three on March 10, Community Efforts to Attract and Retain Workers, will focus on how communities can take steps to strengthen worker retention and to identify ways in which community leaders, employers and higher education can collaborate to strengthen local workforce. 

The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments serving Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Morgan Counties, and the University of Missouri Extension are sponsors of the webinars.   

There is no cost to participate, but registration is required for each session. Participants can go to www.sfccmo.edu/thelearningforce; select Schedule of Courses link; and locate the SBDC schedule on the webpage to register. People also may contact Kelly Asbury, SBDC director, at kasbury1@sfccmo.edu 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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