Employment Appointments on Mondays and Thursdays only. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mission statement

Making a Difference and Impacting Lives



 Strategic Workforce Development Inc is a 501(C) 3 Non-Profit Job Development and Workforce Institution

  SWD works with over 156 different employers and 15 Skilled Trade Unions

SWD is funded by the Department of Higher Education and  Workforce Development, Missouri

SWD offers personalized corporate Soft Skills Programs with accredited coaches

SWD has Diversity Inclusion 

SWD supports  Fair Hiring Practices


"A community that sees so clearly its own disadvantage or its own hardships also has a harder time seeing its potential: its ability to work together to change the community and change their lives "-  Matthew Desmond



SWD Values: based on the theme of F.R.I.E.N.D


F: Family: Stability is created through families, whether at home, at work or in the community.  No man is an island and establishing a family is critical to survival.


R: Redemption:  Everyone deserves a second chance.  Overcoming emotional and financial barriers means getting a fair shot at redemption and securing a rightful place in Kansas City society.


I: Integrity:  Friendship requires a consistency in morals.  There is no ‘on and off’ switch for Integrity; we do the right thing even when no one is looking. 


E: Ego-less: Friendship cannot truly launch without a healthy dose of humility.  A humble adult is modest, teachable and thoughtful in actions and words.


N: Nurturing: The behavior and traits of friendship require emotional and spiritual, attention.


D: Dedication:  Friends follow through and are present through the ups and downs of life.  Dedication is a Life Skill that can be taught.





Every year we hold successful bi-annual JOB FAIRS  sponsored by Councilman Brandon Ellington 3rd District -at-Large. These Job Fairs target the justice-involved individuals to help them find employment and have a face to face with employers who offer second chances and a mindful reintegration to the workforce. Our JOB FAIRS welcome everyone to attend and find jobs that meet their interests, skills  and work experiences. 


  • Easy to apply here (online) or visit our Job Fairs
  • Direct Hire Employers
  • Legitimate and reputable employers 
  • The Job Fair  has both Temp and Permanent Jobs
  • A wide variety of jobs for felons, suited for different skill sets
  • Felon-friendly employers 
  • Free access to apprenticeship programs with the Carpenters, Painters Union, Ironworkers Union and Builders Association..
  • Community partners for other resources

  • We have employed over 156 people between Jan 7th,  2019 to Dec 5th, 2019. We hope to add more by the end of the year.

Community Partner Booths

  •  G.Y.R.L.S Please  domestic violence support organization
  •  The Grooming Project
  • Catholic Charities 



  •  Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Changemaker Challenge 2019
  • Determination Inc.,  Rise Up, Get Started Entrepreneurship Challenge 2019
  • I Million Cups Participant 2020


Please fill out this form if looking for employment through SWD. Email it workforce@strategicwfd.com

Employment Application Form (docx)


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