Existing Workforce

Having a well-trained, hard-working, professional and diverse workforce is critical to Jackson County’s economic success. It is a proven fact that our highly-skilled workforce is one of the primary reasons so many national and international businesses have chosen to locate and expand in Jackson County, Mississippi.

The Jackson County Economic Development Foundation works closely with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and local businesses to analyze workforce availability and needs in industry clusters in order to identify and customize training and certification classes needed to maintain and improve our already highly-trained and educated workforce.

The workforce supporting the employers of Jackson County, Mississippi is skilled, educated, and highly productive - they stand ready, willing and able to help you succeed.

Contact the Foundation staff today for more information on Jackson County’s workforce and specialized training programs »

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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