Jackson County

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

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Jul 2019

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of maintaining goals completed

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1267 1225
Current 233 826
Transitioning 937 1181
Workforce category not identified 14
Goals Actual
Job Profile 5 0

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
New and reaffirming employers support goal 60
New and reaffirming employers support actual 57

Jackson County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 1125 326 434 231 134
College 100 20 45 29 6
Current Private 541 128 235 131 47
Public 285 76 162 39 8
Transitioning Adult Education 105 32 49 20 4
Unemployed 1066 387 472 154 53
Recent Veteran 10 + + 4 0
Workforce category not identified 14 5 4 4 +
Totals 3246 977 1404 612 253

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

* Pending re-affirmation

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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
  • Print
  • 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
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    Maintaining Goals

    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Emerging 1267 1225
    Current 233 826
    Transitioning 937 1181
    Workforce category not identified 14
    Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
    Job Profile 5 0

    Employer Supporting Goals

    Employers supporting 117
    New and reaffirming employers support goal 60
    New and reaffirming employers support actual 57

    Jackson County

    Service Delivery for ACT WorkKeys NCRC

    MS Gulf Coast Community College


    WIN Job Center Pascagoula


    Pascagoula Gautier School District Adult Learning Center


    Participating High Schools

    Gautier High School

    Moss Point High School

    Pascagoula High School

    Ocean Springs High School

    St. Martin High School

    East Central High School

    Vancleave High School

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    If you are an employer and want more information on how to access services, please contact:

    Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

    Improved ACT NCRC

    To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
    Not Earned 22 10 1 0
    Bronze 50 2 1
    Silver 3 0
    Gold 7

    About ACT

    Founded in 1959, ACT is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, and dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. ACT provides a broad array of assessment, research, information and program management solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

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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 May 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through May 31, 2020 , 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.

    Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.