strong workforce

A skilled and motivated workforce.

Jackson County is the most industrialized county in Mississippi and is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding. Numerous Jackson County employers—including Chevron, Rolls-Royce, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Unmanned Systems Center and countless others—build their success with the help of a remarkable pool of employees who deliver top quality in often-complex positions.

Jackson County has the highest percentage per capita of manufacturing workers in the State of Mississippi; 22% of employed residents in Jackson County – 13,662 people – are employed by the manufacturing sector. With an eligible workforce of 62,213 people, Jackson County offers a wide base of skills for any potential employer.

Mississippi is a right-to-work state and does not require its companies to negotiate wages and benefits through unions. On an hourly basis, wages are 75% of the national average earnings.

Businesses with operations in Jackson County, Mississippi can count on motivated employees who are committed to their work and proud of their community’s reputation for excellence.

Halter Marine awarded fifth Navy berthing barge

Pascagoula, Miss., July 30, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fifth Auxiliary Personnel

$6.7M grant goes for runway improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the


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