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Thirteen WIN Job Center Closing

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May 30, 2013

JACKSON, Miss. — Six full-time and seven part-time WIN Job Centers will stop providing services June 21, 2013, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced today.  In addition, the Iuka and Newton WIN Job Centers are slated to begin operating on a part-time basis.  These closures are necessary because the state agency receives all of its operating budget from the U. S. Department of Labor and is facing major cuts in funding.

“These reductions in federal funds forced us to make some tough decisions,” said Mark Henry, MDES Executive Director.  “We are working to ensure that MDES will continue helping Mississippians find jobs and also meet the challenge of budget cuts.”

Despite the reduction in funding, MDES will continue to provide services to people looking for good jobs and to businesses looking for qualified workers.

 

Closing WIN Job Centers

Nearby Open WIN Job Centers

Bay Springs (part-time)

Laurel & Forest

Belzoni (part-time)

Greenwood, Indianola & Greenville

Fulton (part-time)

Tupelo & Amory

Hancock County

Gulfport & Picayune

Hazlehurst

Brookhaven & Jackson

Marshall-Benton (part-time)

DeSoto County & Oxford

Kosciusko

Carthage & Louisville

Philadelphia

Carthage & Louisville

Prentiss (part-time)

Columbia

Ripley (part-time)

Corinth, New Albany & Tupelo

Rolling Fork (part-time)

Greenville & Vicksburg

Tunica

DeSoto County, Clarksdale & Senatobia

Yazoo City

Madison County, Jackson & Vicksburg

People and employers can visit any open WIN Job Center for services.  They also can call the MDES toll-free number at 888-844-3577 on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.  In addition, MDES services are available 24 hours a day on the agency website at mdes.ms.gov.