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Highly Skilled Talent

Workforce Talent Acquisition Has Never Been Easier

At more than 3 million strong, there are few talent pools deeper, more qualified, and more prepared to deliver the level of expertise you need to help your business soar. With a higher graduation rate and a lower hourly wage than the national average, you won’t find a workforce better suited to make your hiring process as simple and seamless as possible. Our state boasts quality talent in several different industries, including key growth areas such as:

Missouri has a larger workforce than most of our neighboring states.

Overall Workforce (Source: BLS, 2017 annual)

  • Manufacturing
  • Agtech and Agri-Business
  • Logistics
  • Energy
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Food Solutions
  • Health Innovation

Driving Innovation, One Business At a Time

When you move or expand to Missouri, our team will help you find or develop the perfect workforce to supplement your existing talent, helping you move forward and build up your offering for a successful future. At Missouri Partnership, our goal is to integrate your company into a modern, cutting-edge economic environment. Without the right personnel at your disposal, it’s impossible to move forward. With several world-class learning institutions conveniently located here and with other non-traditional workforce training systems in place, you’ll have access to a deeply educated pool of talent in a variety of fields. Local universities are routinely honored for their strong programs in medical research, plant science, technology, agriculture, and information technology.

Custom-Tailored Training Options

There are so many factors that go into making your company unique; whether it’s the way you train new hires, or what you look for in a new team member, you need to make sure that the solutions available are tailored to meet your expectations and business goals. Missouri offers traditional and non-traditional training options for workers and companies that allow employers to recruit a workforce that is customized to meet their specific needs.

Missouri's graduation rate is higher and hourly wage is lower than the national average.

Educated Workforce (Source: BLS, 2016 annual)

Why Move or Expand to Missouri?

Home to many certified work ready communities, Missouri employees are hard-working, conscientious, engaged in workforce training opportunities, and display adaptability to technology and workforce evolution. With a high school graduation rate of 87.8 percent, we rank among the top ten states in the nation.
Additionally, Missouri’s competitive cost of living and vibrant culture enables employers to provide employees with a high quality of life at a lower cost than almost anywhere in the U.S.With so much to offer, it’s hard to think of a reason why Missouri isn’t the right place to grow your business. Replete with several advantages that you won’t find anywhere else, make your next move your best move yet. Get in touch with our team today, and find out what specific solutions we offer to help satisfy your talent needs. With Missouri Partnership, we’ll make sure that you grow with the right people.

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Deborah Price

VP of Business Recruitment and General Counsel

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In Their Words

What I like about Missouri is the people. I like the work ethic that comes with the people. I like the honesty you encounter.

— Gregg Scheller / Katalyst Surgical

We would find it difficult to replace the work force, many of whom are very technically skilled people. Missouri is good for Leggett & Platt, because of people, resources, economic incentives, and low tax burden.

— Dave Haffner / Leggett & Platt

People here have an excellent work ethic. And there’s a sense of extended family in the area. It’s feels like a wholesome, down home country atmosphere with the amenities that you would expect in a metropolitan area.

— Randy Moore / EaglePicher Technologies

I’m not sure what my expectations were, but I’ve been surprised by the talent of the pool we’ve got to work with in the local area, and by ‘the local area’ I mean not only Columbia, but St. Louis, Kansas City, and Rolla.

— Jim Chapdelaine / IBM

Our staff understands glass science and technology. This is a company that grew out of the research and talent being incubated at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

— Ted Day / Mo-Sci Corporation

The work ethic here is really good. People come in and work hard. They’re used to working hard before we hire them.

— Jack Prim / Jack Henry & Associates

I've lived in a lot of places, and there is a difference here in how people conduct themselves. There is a strong work ethic and friendliness that I haven't found elsewhere.

— Dr. Susanne Cohen / Triumph Pharmaceuticals

Kansas City is the ideal location for our punched grid manufacturing center of excellence given its proximity to key Exide customers and our existing manufacturing facilities as well as access to an experienced local workforce.

— Vic Koelsch / Exide Technologies