Jackson County

Jackson County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Feb 28, 2021

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Jul 2019

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Jackson County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1264 341 487 266 170
College 120 22 52 34 12
Current Private 657 154 280 152 71
Public 397 115 210 58 14
Transitioning Adult Education 113 35 51 22 5
Unemployed 1198 415 537 183 63
Recent Veteran 10 + + 4 0
Workforce category not identified 14 5 4 4 +
Totals 3773 1090 1624 723 336

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 Jackson County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • The University of Southern
  • Open Doors Homeless Coalition
  • Coldwell Banker Alfonso Realty
  • Mike Rozier Construction Co.
  • Coca-Cola United
  • Alion Science & Technology
  • Pascagoula Excel By 5 (PGSD)
  • Old School Learning Depot
  • VT Halter Marine Inc.
  • Sav-Rex Pharmacy
  • Chevron Pascagoula Refinery
  • Body Work GYM DBA Singing
    River CrossFit
  • Baker's Sporting Goods
  • The First A National Banking
  • C Spire
  • Coastal Insurance Associates
  • Miller Law Offices
  • Mississippi Export Railroad
  • Singing River Electric
  • West Quality Food Service Inc.
  • Cable One Inc.
  • Wonder Nails
  • First A National Banking
  • Lennys Subs and Grill
  • Jackson County School District
    - FabLab
  • Buck and Bass LLC
  • Foster's Heating & Air
    Conditioning Inc
  • Edd's Drive-In
  • Pugh's Floral Shop Inc.
  • Charter Bank
  • Kerry J. Neal Auditing and
  • Mizelle's Outdoors
  • Coles service center
  • Bryan Nelson Schroeder
    Castigliola & Banahan
  • Johnson Chiropractic Clinic
  • Sugar and Spice Children's
  • Miller Contracting LLC
  • Check Now
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
  • The Jury Room
  • RNR Tire Express
  • Babers Inc
  • Hacienda San Miguel: House of
  • Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina
  • Sugar Delights Gifts and Bath
  • Coast Chevrolet Cadillac
  • Singing River Animal Hospital
  • Clark's Professional Car Care
  • Family Frozen Foods
  • Jackson County Civic Action
    Committee Inc.
  • Coldwell Banker Smith Homes
  • Coldwell Banker Smith Homes
  • maCnarB Gaming
  • Burnham Drugs
  • City of Gautier Mississippi
  • Regions Bank
  • Brass Hanger Cleaners
  • Haygood's Industrial Engravers
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  • The Bacot McCarty Foundation
  • Community Bank
  • Gulf Sales & Supply Inc
  • Action Printing Center Inc
  • EPIC Enterprises LLC
  • Goodwill Industries of South
    Mississippi and Goodworks
  • State Farm
  • Singing River Federal CU
  • Anderson's Bakeryinc
  • Loretta Jennings Insurance
  • Brenda H Simkins State Farm
    Insurance Agency Inc.
  • First Federal Savings & Loan
  • ASB Marketing LLC dba Geiger
  • Studio of Dance & Gymnastics
  • Orion Engineering Inc
  • Main Street Florist
  • Merideth Dickerson - State
    Farm Insurance Agent U.S. 90
    Gautier MS USA
  • Scranton's Restaurant and
  • Grand Magnolia Ballroom and
  • Jerry Lee's Grocery Inc U.S.
    90 Gautier MS USA
  • Jackson County School District
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Community College - Perkinston
  • City of Moss Point
  • Jackson County Board of
  • T&T Scott Flooring
  • Total Fitness 365
  • Corlew Law Firm
  • Jackson County Economic
    Development Foundation Inc.
  • Singing River Hospital
  • Audiowave Car Stereo
  • Farm Bureau Insurance - Jon
  • New York Pizza
  • Estabrook Motor Co.
  • Heidelberg Steinberger P.A.
  • Sweet Tooth Bakery
  • Turf Masters Lawn Care Inc
  • Mississippi Security Police
  • Hilton Garden Inn Pascagoula
  • Rovira Team Realty
  • Bozo's Seafood Market and Deli
  • Fletcher Construction Co Inc
  • Merchants & Marine Bank
  • WGUD
  • Stewart Construction Co. INC
  • Flower Patch Florist and Gifts
  • Dogan & Wilkinson PLLC
  • City of Pascagoula
  • CupitSigns.com
  • Jackson County Sheriff's
  • Bay Pest Control
  • Moss Point School District
  • Pascagoula-Gautier School
  • Crown Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
  • Jackson County Utility
  • Cooperative Energy
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Mississippi Department of
    Human Services
  • Does your business support job applicants with an ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate?

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    This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.

    State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through February 28, 2021 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through February 28, 2021 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.

    WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.

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