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Oct 29 2021

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Eight Counties in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced today that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available for the following eight counties in Mississippi: Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson. Read More.

Apr 29 2021

Southaven Re-Entry Drive-Thru Job Fair Announced

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security on behalf of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce announced that a Southaven Re-Entry Drive-Thru Job Fair in Southaven, MS is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Read More.

Mar 23 2021

State Workforce Investment Board Announces Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development

Today, the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) Executive Committee is announcing the selection of Ryan Miller as Mississippi’s first Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development. Read More.

Feb 01 2021

Two Coast Hospitals Approved for Apprenticeship Programs in MS

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Singing River Health System are the first hospitals in Mississippi to receive approval from the US Department of Labor (US-DOL) for apprenticeship training in health care fields beginning this spring. Read More.

Jan 11 2021

Mississippi Department of Employment Security Announces Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announces that Mississippi will participate in the Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program. On December 27, 2020, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Co… Read More.

Jan 08 2021

Mississippi Department of Employment Security Announces Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers

On December 27, 2020, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Continued Assistance Act) was signed into law. Read More.