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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.

Jan 07 2021

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Six Counties in Mississippi

Today, January 7, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available for six counties in Mississippi. Individuals in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone co… Read More.

Jan 04 2021

Extended Benefits Program Ended in Mississippi

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that the Unemployment “Extended Benefits” (EB) program ended the week of December 19, 2020. Read More.

Nov 09 2020

MDES Phone Numbers Change in Contact Center to Better Serve Mississippians

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced a change in phone numbers for their Contact Center in an effort to streamline services for Mississippians requiring assistance with Unemployment Insurance Assistance. Read More.