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Career Services

Preparing workers for careers and a continued career pathway.
You have career goals, and the Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board wants to help you meet them.

EJAC WDB strives to provide the programs and resources that you can really use, such as face-to-face meetings with employers, free workshops that teach valuable skills, and training through FEC Local Missouri Job Centers.

Upgrading your skills is important in today's economy. No matter if you are in a high-tech field or in the service industry, we can help you learn new skills or improve your current skill set to improve your employability and meet your goals!

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Looking for a new job or a new career can be stressful. The Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board offers programs and services through the Full Employment Council to help you get to work. 

Job Search

Looking for work but don't know where to start? We provide access to computer labs, career counseling, individualized job placement, job search assistance, and targeted hiring events with local employers​.

Training

Are you tired of Job Searching with no results? Let us help.  
If you need the training to assist you in getting a job, you may be eligible to receive skills upgrade training or training for a new career provided by local training institutions. Tuition assistance is available for eligible participants.

Support Services

Sometimes transportation, the cost of gas, or work clothes can be prohibitive to employment. Programs are available for those who qualify that subsidize the income of those enrolled in certain programs. 

Workshops

Whether you are a job seeker looking for a new rewarding career or seeking to enhance your marketable skills, we have the right tools to help you get the job! Whether you need assistance developing your resume or need to brush up on your interviewing skills, the EJAC WDB has a workshop to suit your needs.

Veterans

The Eastern Jackson County Area Workforce Development Board (EJAC WDB) offers the full array of employment services to our Veterans and their spouses with special priority status to those who meet eligibility requirements.

  • Transition to the civilian workforce

  • Upgrade your skills

  • Find a new job

For more information about these services, visit the Job Center OR call (816) 521-5700.

Young Adults

YOUNG ADULTS, AGE 16-24, FIND OUT WHAT RESOURCES AND SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU AT THE ​EJAC MISSOURI JOB CENTER!

You are looking for your first job or an internship to round out your resume? The EJAC WDB is your connection to real-world work experience. For the program, eligibility click here.
Specialized services provided at the Young Adults Annex include:

  • Internships and work experience

  • HiSET preparation

  • Post Secondary Education and Training

  • Employment

  • Computer Lab

  • Career Counseling

  • ​Special Initiatives and Events

YOUNG ADULT CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER

The Young Adult Program is available through all of the FEC locations. At the newly opened Young Adult Career Connections Center in Independence, young job seekers are offered a unique opportunity to gain education and skills to find the career of their dreams in a setting that is tailored to job seekers with less work experience. The Young Adult Career Connections Center has its own classrooms, meeting rooms and computer lab. Eastern Jackson County residents are welcome to utilize the South Kansas City location if it is more convenient .

Independence ​​Young Adult Career Connections Center


1524 E 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64055

(816) 521-5700

The Young Adult Program is also available at the new branch location in Belton, MO at the Stacks Youth Project:
305 North Scott, Belton, MO 64012.

Call (816) 401-0564 for more information.

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