SWIB staff celebrated Women’s History Month at the US Department of Labor’s Celebration of Women’s History Month featuring US Treasurer Jovita Carranza!
Mississippi is a national leader in creating new jobs and building strategies for connecting workforce development with early childhood education focused on supporting the entire family. Read more about it here.
Dr. Laurie Smith, Executive Director of the State Workforce Investment Board, spoke with Paul Gallo on his radio show about the progress Mississippi has been making in creating one of the nation’s strongest workforces. You can listen to the entire interview here.
Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce ranking in 2017 placed Mississippi at No. 2 in the country for creating high-earning jobs that require less than a four-year college degree, and Mississippi’s 1.2 million workers are ready to step into those jobs. Read more about the opportunities for Mississippi’s skilled labor force in this article from the Mississippi Development Guide 2019.
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