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Mississippi’s 2020 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan DRAFT has been posted for public review and comment. This is an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on Mississippi’s proposed vision for a connected and efficient workforce system.
Mississippi’s Combined Plan includes the six required state programs—the Adult Program, the Dislocated Worker Program, the Youth Program, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Program, the Wagner-Peyser Act Program, and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program—along with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Unemployment Insurance (UI), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program (JVSG), and Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).
Please click or tap here to visit the plan page, download the draft in PDF format, and provide any comments to the WIOA planning team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Governor’s Workforce Summit theme was Mississippi Works: Built to Prepare, Connect, and Sustain a High-quality Workforce for Economic Growth
Below are some selected articles highlighting the summit.
- Workforce Summit: Challenges of Attracting and Retaining Workers
Source: Desare Frazier, Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Jan. 29, 2019
- Mississippi Leaders Explore Ways to Boost State’s Workforce
Source: Courtney Ann Jackson, WLBT. Jan. 23, 2019
- Governor’s Workforce Summit Pairs Businesses with Resources
Source: Alex Paton, News Mississippi. Jan. 23, 2019