Jones, Mississippi

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

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 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: Oct 2019

Maintained 1: Jun 2023

3 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

Jones 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 0 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 1222 398 495 231 98
College 910 251 334 221 104
Current Private 971 269 417 191 94
Public 491 153 231 74 33
Transitioning Adult Education 98 47 38 11 +
Unemployed 1348 508 625 164 51
Recent Veteran 10 + + + 0
Workforce category not identified 6 + 0 + 0
Totals 5048 1630 2142 894 382
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 1222 398 495 231 98
College 910 251 334 221 104
Current Private 971 269 417 191 94
Public 491 153 231 74 33
Transitioning Adult Education 98 47 38 11 +
Unemployed 1348 508 625 164 51
Recent Veteran 10 + + + 0
Workforce category not identified 6 + 0 + 0
Totals 5048 1630 2142 894 382

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 Mar 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 784 2132
Current
381 1462
Transitioning 581 1451
Workforce category not identified + 3
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 34 85

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 76 15 1 0
Bronze 126 4 0
Silver 6 0
Gold 0

Service Delivery Locations

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

  • Jones College

  • Economic Development Authority of Jones County

Participating High Schools

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

  • Laurel High School

  • West Jones High School

  • South Jones High School

  • Northeast Jones High School

  • Laurel Christian School

Contact Us

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

Jones College

601-477-4113

 
 

Employers in Jones County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • Mississippi Department of Human Services
  • Magnolia State Bank Central Avenue
    Laurel MS USA
  • Thermo-Kool/Mid-South Ind Inc
  • Laurel Machine & Foundry Co
  • The First Bank
  • First Choice PLLC Realtors
  • First State Bank
  • Brian Ginn - State Farm Insurance Agent
  • DJ Transit Inc.
  • City of Laurel
  • Spartan Mosquito
  • Chancellor Inc
  • Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
  • Jones County Board-Supervisors
  • BancorpSouth Bank
  • Laurel School District
  • Norton Hill Farms
  • Buckhaults Sawmill & Pallets
  • gold star icon Hall's Welding Services
  • Laurel Airport Authority
  • Blendex Corporation
  • Rockall Energy LLC
  • Petroharvester Operating Co. LLC
  • The Knight Butcher
  • Mississippi National Guard

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