About jobs.mo.gov

Jobs.mo.gov is the Missouri Office of Workforce Development (OWD) web site. OWD provides various workforce development and employment-related programs, products, and services for businesses and job seekers.  In Missouri, OWD serves as the state agency that administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Wagner-Peyser funding for job search and other employment-related activities.

We strive to enhance Missouri’s economy by:

  • Helping job seekers find gainful employment with family-sustaining wages
  • Providing businesses with a skilled, trained workforce to successfully compete in the global economy

Missouri's labor exchange system, MoJobs, provides job and candidate matching at no cost.  A statewide network of Missouri Job Centers and partner organizations allow us to offer a wide array of vital services to Missouri’s job seekers and businesses.

Contact Information

Local Missouri Job Center

Call: 1-888-728-JOBS (5627)

Missouri Relay Services: 711

Office of Workforce Development (Central Office)

301 W. High Street
P.O. Box 1087
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1087

Phone: 866-506-0251
Fax: 573-751-3461
dwdcommunications@dhewd.mo.gov

Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

301 W. High Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

Phone: 573-751-2361
Fax: 573-751-6635

Mardy Leathers, Director

Mardy Leathers

Mardy Leathers was appointed to serve as the Director of the Missouri Division of Workforce Development in October 2017. Since his appointment, he has served an integral role in shaping novel and innovative models to expand apprenticeship and work-based learning programs in Missouri, played a key role in the state’s Talent for Tomorrow and Best in Midwest initiatives, and led the launch of an apprenticeship partnership with the United Kingdom.

Prior to becoming the Director of Workforce Development, he most recently served as Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development at East Central College in Union, Missouri. There, he played a key role in developing the statewide Community College Workforce Development Network and oversaw the college’s business and industry training efforts, community education, healthcare career certification and WIOA programs. Additionally, Leathers served as Crawford County, Missouri Clerk, holds a BS from Southeast Missouri State University, a MBA from William Woods University, and is a Doctor of Management candidate with Webster University.

Contact the Director: owd.director@dhewd.mo.gov
Follow Mardy on Twitter @MardyLeathers