Services

Welcome to the Jefferson/Franklin Consortium!

Through its local Missouri Job Centers, Jefferson/Franklin Consortium offers employment and career training services for youth, adults and workers dislocated from their employment due to plant closings or workforce reductions.

Job Centers

The general public can access job leads, training information, and much more at the One-Stop Missouri Career Centers. The centers provide the following services:

Jefferson/Franklin Consortium is responsible for 2 Missouri Job Centers located near you:


Arnold Job Center:
3675 West Outer Road, Suite 102
Arnold, MO 63010
Main: (636) 287-8909
Tollfree: (800) 292-1314
Email:
Visit us on MO Dept. of Education Website
Get Directions on Google™ Maps


Washington Job Center:
1108 Washington Square
Washington, MO 63090
Main: (636) 239-6703
TDD: (636) 390-9357
Email:
Visit us on MO Dept. of Education Website

Get Directions on Google™ Maps



For a full list of our available services, download the:

2016 Jefferson County Resource Guide

OR

2016 Franklin County Resource Guide


To apply for one or more of these programs, visit our Application page!

For more information on any of these programs, contact us!

Adult/Dislocated Services

Adults and Dislocated Workers (those workers that have lost their jobs due to plant closings or workforce reductions) can receive assistance though the Job Centers to help them obtain employment. The services available are:

Work Keys:
Work Keys is an assessment to identify an individual's reading and math skill levels. Work Keys results will help individuals be successful in their job search and help determine where additional training is needed in order to become employed. Work Keys provides a complete spectrum of job analysis, assessment, instructional support and referrals for training programs.

Work Experience:
The Work Experience program provides exposure to the world of work and meaningful, supervised work experience at approved non-profit and public agencies within Jefferson and Franklin counties for a limited period of time. WIOA eligible individuals will be paid through the program as they develop good work habits and basic work skills. Work experience programs may be combined with other WIOA programs such as Occupational Skills Training, Work Readiness Skills Training and/or GED preparation/basic skills upgrading.

On-The-Job Training:
For those customers certified eligible for financial assistance, accepted and enrolled into the WIOA program, the following services may be available (Eligibility does not guarantee program enrollment. Services are subject to fund availability.) The On-The-Job Training (OJT) program provides an opportunity to learn new skills while working for a public/private employer. Individuals who do not possess a marketable skill will be trained by the employer through a contract agreement. Employers who hire and train WIOA eligible individuals may be reimbursed up to one half of the employees wage during the period of training to cover the training costs. OJT participants are paid at the same rates, including benefits and periodic increases, as similar employees. OJT training cannot be in positions with an excessive rate of turnovers. Individuals must not be trained by employers that they have previously been employed with. Occupations where individuals have directly related experience do not qualify for the OJT program.

Occupational Skills Training:
The Occupational Skills Training program provides the technical skills and competencies required to perform a specific job. Individuals who do not possess a marketable skill may be trained in order to enter the workforce and earn a livable wage. WIOA training must be for occupations that are stable or growing and are directly linked to employment opportunities in the local area. Training must be provided by private or public institutions approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A list of WIOA eligible training providers is available through the Missouri Education and Career Hotlink (http://www.jobs.mo.gov/). The Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) program provides assistance in paying for the cost of tuition, fees and supplies for occupational skills training programs that qualify.



For a full list of our available services, download the:

2016 Jefferson County Resource Guide

OR

2016 Franklin County Resource Guide


To apply for one or more of these programs, visit our Application page!

For more information on any of these programs, contact us!

Youth Services

Jefferson/Franklin Consortium youth services are provided to improve the long-term job opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth ages 16 to 24 years. The program encourages high school completion or enrollment in high school equivalency programs and preparation for post-secondary education.

To increase a youth's employability skills, the following youth activities may be offered:



For a full list of our available services, download the:

2016 Jefferson County Resource Guide

OR

2016 Franklin County Resource Guide


To apply for one or more of these programs, visit our Application page!

For more information on any of these programs, contact us!

Employer Services

Jefferson/Franklin Consortium offers the following services for employers seeking workers:

S.M.A.R.T. Business Service Centers (Sales Marketing Assessment Recruitment Training):

The SMART Business Service Center is a designated multi-purpose resource area for use by local businesses. The center will enhance the One Stop Job Center relationship with local business and provide the following:

Missouri Employer Committee (MEC):
The MEC is a partnership between the Job Center, and various state agencies and represents a cross section of the business community. The MEC employers volunteer as advisors to the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) and serve as liaisons between DED, DOLIR, and the employer community. The MEC is also a vehicle to increase community awareness of the programs and services offered by the Job Centers.

On-The-Job Training:
For those customers certified eligible for financial assistance, accepted and enrolled into the WIOA program, the following services may be available (Eligibility does not guarantee program enrollment. Services are subject to fund availability.) The On-The-Job Training (OJT) program provides an opportunity to learn new skills while working for a public/private employer. Individuals who do not possess a marketable skill will be trained by the employer through a contract agreement. Employers who hire and train WIOA eligible individuals may be reimbursed up to one half of the employees wage during the period of training to cover the training costs. OJT participants are paid at the same rates, including benefits and periodic increases, as similar employees. OJT training cannot be in positions with an excessive rate of turnovers. Individuals must not be trained by employers that they have previously been employed with. Occupations where individuals have directly related experience do not qualify for the OJT program.

Missouri Customized Training Program:
This program provides assistance to employers for training new and existing employees. Training assistance includes instruction in a classroom setting, assistance for costs such as instructor salaries, curriculum development, training materials and vendor training.

Community College New Jobs Training Program:
The Community College New Jobs Training Program provides training assistance for eligible companies creating a substantial number of new jobs in Missouri. This training assistance includes training designed for specific needs of the company, skills training, on-the-job training, and adult basic education.

Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit:
Through this program, employers can earn federal income tax credits for hiring long-term welfare recipients. The program is designed to help offset any additional training costs an employer might incur when hiring long-term welfare recipients. The maximum credit for each newly hired eligible employee is $8,500.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC):
Through WOTC, employers can earn a federal tax credit for hiring applicants from eight targeted groups. The program is designed to help offset any additional training costs an employer might incur when hiring people from these target groups. Employers can earn a tax credit equal to 40% of the first $6,000 paid in the first year (up to$2,400 per newly hired eligible employee).



For a full list of our available services, download the:

2016 Jefferson County Resource Guide

OR

2016 Franklin County Resource Guide


To apply for one or more of these programs, visit our Application page!

For more information on any of these programs, contact us!