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Springfield metro area's unemployment rate drops

Government data show all of the state's MSAs had decreases in December.

The partnership with Springfield Public Schools also means financial services industry experience for students.

A pair of area medical colleges that received state grant funding in the fall are now investing the funds toward technology and new programs with the intent of attracting more students to the nursing profession.

Aside from serving as the largest project in Ozarks Technical Community College’s history, the August 2022 opening of its $40 million Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing signaled the start of an automation and robotics program.

The state's nonfarm payroll employment ranks decrease by 5,000 jobs in December from November.

The governor emphasizes infrastructure, workforce development and education, and health care, among other topics.

As recreational marijuana sales are expected to begin statewide next month, legal and human resources officials say the clock is ticking for employers to ensure their workplace policies are up to date.

Reporter Mike Cullinan brings you workforce, new business and medical marijuana coverage and analysis.

In November 2018, nearly two-thirds of Missouri voters approved Proposition B, an initiative that substantially increased the state’s minimum wage. The hike raised base pay to $12 per hour from $7.85 – a 53% increase – over five years, reaching that target on Jan. 1.

The 2023 state legislative session, which commenced Jan. 4, has officials with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry eager to see how its high-priority goals can be addressed in Jefferson City this year.

Springfield Business Journal’s 2023 class of 40 Under 40 represents 40 accomplished and still-rising professionals in southwest Missouri.

A plan initiative dedicated to entrepreneurial stewardship calls for the city to cultivate an environment for entrepreneurship, business growth, living-working opportunities and startups.

However, workforce and inflation are chief concerns for business leaders.

The funding goes toward the city's Green for Greene training program.

They said it. We're reporting it. Thirteen forecasts lead the way into the new year.

November data from the BLS show none of the state's MSAs reported increases from October.

Over 350 students sign up in first semester of CoxHealth-sponsored program at school district building.

The new base hourly pay will be $12.

Reflecting on 2022, the SBJ newsroom compiles the top 10 stories that impacted regional business.

The funding goes toward the Green for Greene environmental job training program.

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