City of Cape Girardeau Top 5 Job Hunting Resources in Cape Girardeau

Job hunting is never fun, but with the help of social media, online tools and job boards, it doesn’t have to be hard. According to recent reports, the unemployment rate in Missouri is 4.2 percent, as of March 2021, leaving roughly 128,920 Missourians without a job. Despite the reason for their unemployment, there certainly isn’t a shortage of jobs. Missouri added 15,400 jobs in March 2021, and it seems you can’t drive around Cape Girardeau without seeing signs left and right looking for workers. 

Whether you’re in healthcare or hospitality, manufacturing or education, the jobs are available. Here are the top five job hunting resources in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to help you land the job of your dreams.

Southeast Missourian: If you’re familiar with old-school classified ads in your local newspaper, you’re in for a treat. With the Southeast Missourian, you not only have the option to pull out your red ink pen and circle job postings while sipping coffee, you can also check them out on your morning scroll online. Online, you’re able to separate opportunities by city or use search terms to locate the right job postings for you or a loved one.

Missouri Job Board: The State of Missouri offers an amazing job board as well as employment tools to help you land the job. You can create your resume on the website, gather labor market information, take advantage of many education services and find featured jobs. You’re able to sort the job postings by salary, required education level, occupation group, job source and how recently the job was posted. 

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Job Board: You don’t have to be a member of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber or even a resident of Cape County to view and apply for jobs on their board. Businesses that belong to the Cape Chamber of Commerce share openings on this board to try and attract top local talent for a variety of industries and experience levels. 

City of Cape Girardeau: Yours truly has open positions for a number of departments. When visiting our website, you can download an application and either mail it in or return it in person to our office in City Hall at 44 Lorimier. We love working with locals who have a desire to make a difference in their community.

Social Media: Websites like Facebook and LinkedIn offer job boards that can be sorted in various ways. You can apply directly to positions, learn more about the companies and industry standards and continue communication with those businesses once contact has been made. There has been a stigma around social media job boards in the past questioning their validity, but in 2020, 122 million people scored an interview through LinkedIn. There are 55 million companies on LinkedIn and 200 million on Facebook. For some small businesses, these social media sites are the best way they can communicate with their followers, potential customers and future employees. 

For information about job opportunities, city updates and more, follow us on social media or check out our website. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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