Economic & Workforce Comparison

MCEDA Economic and Workforce Overview Comparison

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INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT – 233,943 EMPLOYED within a 30-Minute Drive Time

– TOP 5 LARGEST SECTORS –

44,106

HEALTH CARE & SOCIAL ASSISTANCE

26,524

MANUFACTURING & TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

25,534

RETAIL TRADE

20,397

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICES

19,928

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

SOURCE: JobsEQ, Data as of 2017, 04

Industry Cluster within the 30-Minute Drive Time containing the highest relative concentration is Auto/Auto-Related.

Location Quotient: 2.34 I Employment: 9,173 I Average Wage: $53,120 I Growth Rate: 0.9%

The Jackson, Mississippi (MS) MSA (Metro) has the largest labor force in Mississippi, and Madison County has the strongest manufacturing presence within the Metro due to the concentration of advanced manufacturing businesses including Nissan and its suppliers. Underemployed workers may be interested in new opportunities. These workers have training and experience in engineering and engineering technology skilled manufacturing, production manufacturing, computer technology and materials handling. In addition, the area offers workers with mathematics, information systems, management, and customer support expertise. An advanced manufacturer can fully staff their entire operation from the Jackson Area labor pool. US. average wage for top advanced manufacturing occupations is an average of approximately 9% higher than the average wage for the Jackson Metro Area.

Source: This summary is based on JobsEQ 2018 and DATAUSA

Workforce Training Solutions

RECRUITMENT

PROVIDE EMPLOYERS FREE JOB POSTING SERVICES IN A COMPREHENSIVE ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM

ONLINE APPLICANT SCREENING

SCREEN APPLICANTS BASE ON THE EMPLOYER’S JOB REQUIREMENTS

PRE-EMPLOY TRAINING

VERIFY THAT APPLICANTS POSSESS THE BASIC SKILLS AND APTITUDES REQUIRED

POST-EMPLOY TRAINING

CUSTOMIZED POST-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS BASED ON COMPANY’S SPECIFIC NEED

(OJT) ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

REIMBURSE THE COMPANY FOR UP TO HALF OF A NEW EMPLOYEE’S WAGES DURING JOB TRAINING
Whether it’s customized training to meet the needs of employers or offering welding courses at night to meet workforce needs. Holmes Community College has done it.

  • Manufacturing Training
  • Adult Education
  • Career and Technical Programs
  • Career Services
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • ACT Career Readiness Certificates
Companies in Mississippi can take advantage of MDES’s On-The-Job Training Program in which the employer can be reimbursed up to half the cost of training eligible employees. Also, if the company desires to conduct off-site recruiting, MDES’s WIN Job Centers can arrange to have potential employees screened while offering its facilities for use by employers for job fairs or off-site interviews. MORE INFO» 

Source: This summary is based on JobsEO 2018 and DATAUSA