Promising Careers

for People

Skilled, Talented Workforce for Employers


EJAC WDB Meetings are held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the
Independence Annex located at 1524 E. 23rd Street, Independence, Mo. 64055.

  • January 15, 2021
  • April 16, 2021
  • July 16, 2021
  • October 15, 2021

Connecting Employers With Job Seekers in Eastern Jackson County

The Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board (EJAC WDB) supports workforce development in the region through its work with the Full Employment Council. The EJAC Board serves various municipalities.

The EJAC Board serves

  • Independence
  • Blue Springs
  • Lee's Summit
  • Grandview
  • Raytown
  • Sugar Creek
  • Buckner
  • Grain Valley
  • Oak Grove
  • Lone Jack

We Work Through

  • Strategic partnerships with federal agencies
  • The local chamber of commerce entities
  • Organized labor groups
  • Community-based organizations
  • Educational institutions
Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board
Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board

Optimizing People Assets

The Eastern Jackson County Workforce Development Board's (KCV WDB) vision for the Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Development region, is to supply employers with a skilled workforce and job seekers with 21st Century career opportunities. To accomplish this, the WDB actively recruits and obtains public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area.

The board collaborates with businesses, local units of government, educational institutions, and labor and community-based organizations. This partnership responds to employer needs while reducing unemployment, underemployment, and the public dependency of area residents.

Labor Market Trends

Regional Unemployment


August 2020

Missouri Unemployment


August 2020

National Unemployment


August 2020