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 »

Ingalls wins NSC contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $497 million fixed-price, incentive-fee contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build

Navy orders more MQ-8Cs

Northrop Grumman is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). It brings to

Senators praise Northrop over contract

MOSS POINT, Miss. – Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker praised Northrop Grumman and the city for two separate contracts to build additional

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