Job seekers and employers in Rankin and surrounding counties can now access a wide variety of workforce employment and training related services at the newly opened WIN Job Center located on the campus of Hinds Community College. The Center is located at 3805 Hwy. 80 E, Pearl, MS 39208. A Grand Opening event was held at the Center on April 7, 2021. The new location offers renovated office space, a computer lab, a resource center, and space for employers interviewing prospective employees.
Being located on the Hinds Community College campus affords the Center increased visibility. The Center is a partnership between the Southcentral Mississippi Works Workforce Development Area, the MS Department of Employment Security (MDES), and the College. Staff of MDES and Hinds Community College provide a variety of services to job seekers and employers. Utilizing federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding, individuals seeking skills advancement and training can apply for scholarship assistance to pay the cost of tuition, other fees, and expenses related to career tech training. Employers can access funding to help offset the cost of hiring and training new employees. Both job seekers and employers can access the workforce area’s internship program.
Individuals visiting the WIN Job Center who may need training can enroll on-site and attend classes. This provides a true one-stop atmosphere for those looking for training and work.
CMPDD serves as the administrative entity for the 17-county Southcentral MS Works Workforce Development Area and is proud to work with other workforce partner agencies and organizations in the area to provide needed services and resources to the area’s citizens. The mission of the workforce area is putting people to work. Other WIN Job Centers in the workforce area are located in Jackson, Vicksburg, Canton, Brookhaven, McComb, and Natchez. If you need or know of someone who needs workforce-related assistance, please contact one of the workforce area’s WIN Job Centers or the CMPDD office.