West Plains, Missouri

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Penmac Staffing in West Plains, MO

Penmac Staffing works with individuals who need help finding a position to match their specific skills and schedule, as well as businesses that are looking for services to help them manage their staffing and HR needs. The Penmac Staffing branch in West Plains, MO opened in 1994, and serves West Plains, Willow Springs, Mountain View, Cabool, Mountain Grove, and other surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a job in southern central Missouri, we are looking for assembly workers, administrative assistants, lumber handlers, textile workers, material handlers, and production workers.

Business in West Plains, MO 

The economy in West Plains, MO is diverse. The local hospital and medical community employ more than 1,000 workers. Area banks and financial institutions have assets of more than 400 million dollars. In addition, many residents work in the West Plains school district, which serves approximately 3,000 students. Other businesses include food processing, engine rebuilding, lumber and woodworking, and steel cutting. West Plains is dedicated to growth and prosperity for the business community.

About West Plains, MO

West Plains is the seat of Howell County, located in central southern Missouri. With just over 12,000 residents, West Plains is a small community with an excellent quality of life. In 2013, Livablity.com ranked West Plains as one America’s 10 Best Small Towns for its affordable housing, growing economy, quality schools, and emphasis on family values. West Plains has access to the metropolitan area of Springfield, MO, while maintaining its small-town feel.

Matt Owens, Area Manager

Branch Manager Matt Owens has been providing exceptional service through Penmac for more than a decade. With a passion for education and a dedication to hard work, Owens has enjoyed an exciting career. He first joined the Penmac team part time in 2008, while attending school at Missouri State University. In 2009, Owens spent a year away from Penmac to teach Elementary and Middle School. He returned to Penmac as a Staffing Specialist in 2010, and completed his last degree in 2011. With an employment background in hospitality management, and multiple degrees, Owens is truly an expert across fields. President Elect of the West Plains Sunrise Rotary Club and a West Plains Chamber Ambassador, Owens is passionate about his community. Penmac promoted Owens to Senior Staffing Specialist in 2014, to Assistant Branch Manager in 2018, and to Branch Manager and then Area Manager in 2019.


“The best thing about my job is how every day is a new and rewarding challenge,” Owens said. “We have an opportunity to help others be successful—whether they are job-seekers looking for a better career, or a business needing more workers. Helping neighbors is what we do, and we continue to be blessed because of it.” Owens is married to his wife, Dawn, and has four sons.

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Penmac Staffing
1205 Missouri Ave.
West Plains, MO, United States 65775

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.