Forrest County

Forrest County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: May 2020

Official ACT Work Ready Communities Certified badge Official ACT Work Ready Communities Certified badge superscript of a grey circle with the letter I in the middle of it

86%

of maintaining goals completed

chart showing percentage of maintaining goals completed for the county

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging green check mark 547 576
Current green check mark 436 596
Transitioning green check mark 672 936
Workforce category not identified +
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 157 99

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support goal 157
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support actual 17

Forrest County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 343 126 121 66 30
College 233 56 102 49 26
Current Private 331 87 175 56 13
Public 265 82 131 43 9
Transitioning Adult Education 267 171 78 17 +
Unemployed 661 223 345 75 18
Recent Veteran 8 4 4 0 0
Workforce category not identified + + 0 0 0
Totals 2110 751 956 306 97

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same ACT WorkKeys NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents ACT WorkKeys NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All ACT WorkKeys NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

Employers in Forrest County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Mr. Sippi Beverages
  • Greater Hattiesburg Home Builders
    Association
  • The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum
  • Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg
  • Southern Pines Animal Shelter
  • Petal School District
  • Therah's Childcare and Preschool
  • Robynwood Apartment Homes
  • Hardy Manor Apartment Homes
  • Woodshire Duplexes and Apartments
  • LaMaison Apartment Homes
  • Peppertree Apartment Homes
  • Pine Creek Townhomes
  • Tabella Italian Restaurant
  • New South Restaurant
  • Midtown Donut
  • Ed's Burger Joint
  • The Midtowner
  • Crescent City Grill
  • Mahogany Bar Hattiesburg
  • Purple Parrot
  • Branch Cocktail Bar
  • Warren Paving Inc
  • Forrest General Hospital
  • Hattiesburg Clinic
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  • Mr. Sippi Beverages
  • Greater Hattiesburg Home
    Builders Association
  • The Mississippi Armed Forces
    Museum
  • Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg
  • Southern Pines Animal Shelter
  • Petal School District
  • Therah's Childcare and
    Preschool
  • Robynwood Apartment Homes
  • Hardy Manor Apartment Homes
  • Woodshire Duplexes and
    Apartments
  • LaMaison Apartment Homes
  • Peppertree Apartment Homes
  • Pine Creek Townhomes
  • Tabella Italian Restaurant
  • New South Restaurant
  • Midtown Donut
  • Ed's Burger Joint
  • The Midtowner
  • Crescent City Grill
  • Mahogany Bar Hattiesburg
  • Purple Parrot
  • Branch Cocktail Bar
  • Warren Paving Inc
  • Forrest General Hospital
  • Hattiesburg Clinic
  • Parkway Heights United
    Methodist Church
  • Pearl River Valley Electric
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church
  • The Porter
  • The Porter
  • FORREST COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • South New Summit School
  • Fordham-Thompson Development
    LLC
  • Keg & Barrel
  • Oseola Mc Carty Youth
  • Infusion Plus
  • AbilityWorks of Hattiesburg
  • Hattiesburg Property LLC
  • The Lucky Rabbit
  • Love Birds Bridal Boutique
  • Longbow Capital Partners
  • FCA of Southeast Mississippi
  • Family YMCA of Southeast
    Mississippi Inc.
  • RISE
  • Hattiesburg Jaycees
  • AbilityWorks Inc
  • Southern Ms Planning &
    Development District
  • DREAM of Hattiesburg Inc.
  • Headwaters Inc.
  • AAA Ambulance Service
  • Southern Miss Alumni
    Association
  • Lincoln Road Package Store
  • BXS Insurance Inc
  • Codaray Construction
  • The greater Pinebelt community
    Foundation
  • T-Bones Records & Cafe
  • BLACK FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC
  • Fuzzys Taco Shop
  • Anderson Design Center
  • American Concrete Products
    Block & Brick
  • Batteries Plus Bulbs
  • Forrest County Industrial Park
    Commission
  • Fisher Brown Bottrell
    Insurance
  • Dickey's Barbecue Pit
  • All Brands Refreshments
  • Kohler Engines
  • Nostalgia Lounge
  • CR Properties
  • W.R. Fairchild Construction
    Co. LLC
  • 1st Choice EST LLC
  • Healing Waters International
    Business Solutions
  • Terracon
  • Grin Coffee Roastery
  • Southern bone and joint
  • Edwards Street Fellowship
    Center
  • Brown Bottling Group
  • GROVE TRANSIT
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Green Bay Converting
  • Downtown Hattiesburg
    Association
  • Local Impact Analytics
  • Spire Energy
  • Furniture World
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  • Forrest County Jail
  • Forrest County Sheriff
  • Havard Pest Control
  • Adam Patrick - State Farm
    Insurance Agent
  • At&T
  • Southeastern Construction
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • London and Stetelman Realtors
  • Forrest County Juvenile Center
  • Bourne Brothers Printing Inc
  • Self
  • Elite Screen Printing
  • Asbury Foundation
  • Bio Soil Enhancers Inc
  • Magnolia State Bank
  • Hattiesburg Area Association
    of Realtors
  • NOOL Counseling Center PLLC
  • Petal Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Regions Bank
  • Bourne Brothers Printing
  • Copeland Cook Taylor & Bush
    P.A.
  • Bryan Nelson Pa
  • Neel-Schaffer
  • SVN | Southgate Realty
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott
    Hattiesburg
  • Lady Luck Tattoo
  • R3SM
  • Zeon Chemicals Mississippi Inc
  • Trustmark
  • The University of Southern
    Mississippi
  • Mississippi Security LLC
  • Crye*Leike Signature
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
    Hattiesburg
  • Mama Fer LLC Maid & Janitorial
    Services
  • TMH
  • Hub City Employment
  • Moore Chiropractic Clinic
    Hattiesburg
  • Southern Oaks House & Garden
  • Hub City Stained Glass LLC
  • Live @ 5
  • Forrest County Agricultural
    High School
  • Lamar County Schools
  • Gulf Coast Restaurant Group
  • Berry Plastics Corporation
  • Wis Pak Inc
  • Commercial Business Interiors
    Inc.
  • Merchants Foodservice
  • Pearl River Valley Opportunity
    Inc.
  • Mike Rozier Construction Co.
    Inc.
  • Mississippi Tank Co
  • SDW Inc.
  • Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling
    Company
  • The University of Southern
    Mississippi
  • HMP Management Corp.
  • Channel Control Merchants LLC
  • Wise Carter Child & Caraway
    P.A.
  • Pridestaff
  • SouthGroup Insurance Services
  • Hood Industries Inc.
  • Hood Companies Inc.
  • At Home Care Inc.
  • United Way of Southeast
    Mississippi
  • Hattiesburg Public Schools
  • BancorpSouth
  • Mississippi Public Service
    Commission
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hattiesburg
  • Flathau's Fine Foods
  • Western Container
  • Cooperative Energy
  • Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Pridestaff Inc
  • William Carey University
  • Sofidel America
  • Area Development Partnership
  • Mississippi Power
  • C. L. Dews & Sons Foundry &
    Machinery Co. Inc
  • Berry Global Inc.
  • West Quality Food Service Inc.
  • First A National Banking
    Association
  • The Citizens Bank
  • Cooperative Energy
  • Elite Screen Printing
  • Mississippi Department of
    Human Services
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