The bedrock of a successful economy is a skilled workforce that can adapt to evolving industry trends and attract new businesses. That is why Governor Reeves has prioritized workforce development throughout his tenure in public service.
During a time of economic downturn, Mississippi has experienced great success bringing in new businesses and more jobs to the Hospitality State. That is due in large part to innovative, conservative policies enacted by Governor Reeves to revolutionize Mississippi’s workforce and keep our skilled workers here in Mississippi, where they can obtain high-paying, meaningful careers right here at home.
Every day, Governor Reeves continues working to develop a competitive, skilled workforce that will lead to economic growth for years to come.
JACKSON, Miss. – A report from Pew highlights Mississippi as having the second highest gains in the nation in its employment rate for prime-age workers between Q1 2020 and Q1 2023. Prime-age workers are individuals between the ages of 25–54.
JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low in May 2023. May’s 3.2% unemployment rate marks the third consecutive month that Mississippi set a new record low.
JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced he signed multiple pieces of legislation aimed at furthering investments in and bolstering the efforts of Mississippi’s Office of Workforce Development (Accelerate Mississippi).
Governor Tate Reeves today released his Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget Recommendation. The Budget Recommendation highlights an agenda focused on fueling Mississippi’s economic engine, strengthening education and equipping Mississippi’s workforce with the skills needed to live fulfilling lives, heightening efforts to protect Mississippians and combat crime, and building a culture of life that makes it easier to raise a family.
Rocket Lab today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of its Mississippi operations. In September 2022, Rocket Lab announced that it would be locating an engine test facility for its new large rocket, Neutron, at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Rocket Lab’s decision to test rocket engines in Mississippi will lead to significant capital investment and create dozens of jobs in Hancock County.