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:

  • Smart Boards - an interactive whiteboard that is connected to a computer and a data projector and can be used as a computer. The SMART Board enables users to write notes, insert diagrams, link to web sites and save work for future use.
  • Designated space for interviewing, assessment, and training.
  • Portable presentation system for use with business and Universal Workshop outreach.
  • On-line training information and on-site classroom for on-line or traditional classroom training.
  • WorkKeys paper/pencil or computer based assessments.

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).

To apply for one or more of these programs, visit our Application page! For more information on any of these programs, contact us!