Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to May 31, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

28005 Amite 0.50 0.50 us-ms-005 AM 28037 Franklin 0.50 0.51 us-ms-037 FR 28107 Panola 0.50 0.50 us-ms-107 PA 28143 Tunica 0.64 0.50 us-ms-143 TU 28119 Quitman 0.51 0.60 us-ms-119 QU 28161 Yalobusha 0.50 0.50 us-ms-161 YA 28111 Perry 0.50 0.50 us-ms-111 PE 28041 Greene 0.50 0.50 us-ms-041 GR 28053 Humphreys 0.50 0.50 us-ms-053 HU 28125 Sharkey 0.51 0.40 us-ms-125 SH 28047 Harrison 0.48 0.37 us-ms-047 HA 28059 Jackson 0.50 0.39 us-ms-059 JA 28159 Winston 0.50 0.50 us-ms-159 WI 28007 Attala 0.58 0.50 us-ms-007 AT 28127 Simpson 0.59 0.50 us-ms-127 SI 28121 Rankin 0.61 0.58 us-ms-121 RA 28011 Bolivar 0.65 0.50 us-ms-011 BO 28027 Coahoma 0.72 0.49 us-ms-027 CO 28139 Tippah 0.50 0.61 us-ms-139 TI 28117 Prentiss 0.50 0.50 us-ms-117 PR 28003 Alcorn 0.50 0.50 us-ms-003 AL 28109 Pearl River 0.50 0.42 us-ms-109 PR 28035 Forrest 0.66 0.50 us-ms-035 FO 28113 Pike 0.50 0.50 us-ms-113 PI 28147 Walthall 0.30 0.37 us-ms-147 WA 28103 Noxubee 0.50 0.50 us-ms-103 NO 28105 Oktibbeha 0.50 0.50 us-ms-105 OK 28135 Tallahatchie 0.50 0.47 us-ms-135 TA 28021 Claiborne 0.60 0.60 us-ms-021 CL 28149 Warren 0.64 0.44 us-ms-149 WA 28155 Webster 0.49 0.50 us-ms-155 WE 28077 Lawrence 0.50 0.50 us-ms-077 LA 28029 Copiah 0.42 0.50 us-ms-029 CO 28115 Pontotoc 0.50 0.50 us-ms-115 PO 28071 Lafayette 0.50 0.50 us-ms-071 LA 28033 DeSoto 0.59 0.51 us-ms-033 DE 28137 Tate 0.60 0.50 us-ms-137 TA 28039 George 0.50 0.50 us-ms-039 GE 28019 Choctaw 0.65 0.50 us-ms-019 CH 28141 Tishomingo 0.50 0.42 us-ms-141 TI 28131 Stone 0.50 0.50 us-ms-131 ST 28145 Union 0.50 0.50 us-ms-145 UN 28009 Benton 0.50 0.28 us-ms-009 BE 28157 Wilkinson 0.59 0.49 us-ms-157 WI 28025 Clay 0.28 0.41 us-ms-025 CL 28063 Jefferson 0.50 0.51 us-ms-063 JE 28013 Calhoun 0.50 0.50 us-ms-013 CA 28031 Covington 0.50 0.25 us-ms-031 CO 28043 Grenada 0.50 0.50 us-ms-043 GR 28083 Leflore 0.51 0.50 us-ms-083 LE 28093 Marshall 0.50 0.59 us-ms-093 MA 28079 Leake 0.50 0.50 us-ms-079 LE 28101 Newton 0.50 0.50 us-ms-101 NE 28089 Madison 0.60 0.50 us-ms-089 MA 28123 Scott 0.50 0.61 us-ms-123 SC 28153 Wayne 0.48 0.51 us-ms-153 WA 28067 Jones 0.50 0.50 us-ms-067 JO 28129 Smith 0.50 0.40 us-ms-129 SM 28091 Marion 0.64 0.60 us-ms-091 MA 28061 Jasper 0.37 0.39 us-ms-061 JA 28065 Jefferson Davis 0.35 0.51 us-ms-065 JD 28073 Lamar 0.50 0.50 us-ms-073 LA 28017 Chickasaw 0.50 0.50 us-ms-017 CH 28095 Monroe 0.50 0.40 us-ms-095 MO 28081 Lee 0.50 0.50 us-ms-081 LE 28085 Lincoln 0.60 0.49 us-ms-085 LI 28055 Issaquena 0.31 0.35 us-ms-055 IS 28163 Yazoo 0.42 0.44 us-ms-163 YA 28015 Carroll 0.45 0.40 us-ms-015 CA 28097 Montgomery 0.37 0.39 us-ms-097 MO 28051 Holmes 0.47 0.51 us-ms-051 HO 28075 Lauderdale 0.30 0.37 us-ms-075 LA 28151 Washington 0.56 0.34 us-ms-151 WA 28133 Sunflower 0.49 0.70 us-ms-133 SU 28087 Lowndes 0.58 0.70 us-ms-087 LO 28099 Neshoba 0.50 0.50 us-ms-099 NE 28045 Hancock 0.50 0.50 us-ms-045 HA 28023 Clarke 0.50 0.50 us-ms-023 CL 28069 Kemper 0.50 0.50 us-ms-069 KE 28001 Adams 0.64 0.39 us-ms-001 AD 28057 Itawamba 0.50 0.50 us-ms-057 IT 28049 Hinds 0.44 0.60 us-ms-049 HI

Status History:

Certified: Jul 2019

Maintained 1: May 2021

4 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

Jackson is actively engaged in maintaining their status as a Work Ready Community. To do so, they must earn 5 points that prove their ongoing commitment to developing a thriving economy for employers and employees.

Traditional goals 3 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Transitioning Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 1 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

Improved Certificates - 1 points

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 5925 1364 2260 1384 917
College 222 51 87 63 21
Current Private 1239 291 492 294 162
Public 957 300 443 170 44
Transitioning Adult Education 221 83 94 36 8
Unemployed 2229 801 916 369 143
Recent Veteran 34 + 7 6 +
Workforce category not identified 68 14 15 + +
Totals 10844 2907 4314 2326 1297
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 5925 1364 2260 1384 917
College 222 51 87 63 21
Current Private 1239 291 492 294 162
Public 957 300 443 170 44
Transitioning Adult Education 221 83 94 36 8
Unemployed 2229 801 916 369 143
Recent Veteran 34 + 7 6 +
Workforce category not identified 68 14 15 + +
Totals 10844 2907 4314 2326 1297

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

ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to May 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 1267 6147
Current
233 2196
Transitioning 937 2467
Workforce category not identified 34 34
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 30 13

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 77 27 5 0
Bronze 231 25 1
Silver 44 11
Gold 13

Service Delivery Locations

These are the locations in Jackson County where a job seeker can take the WorkKeys test.

  • MS Gulf Coast Community College

  • WIN Job Center Pascagoula

  • Pascagoula Gautier School District Adult Learning Center

Participating High Schools

These Jackson County high schools help students prepare for and take the WorkKeys test.

  • 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

Contact Us

For more information on Jackson County's efforts in the Work Ready program, contact:

Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

228-769-6263