NEXUS Partners

Why Hinds

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Workforce

The Hinds County work force has a strong work ethic that delivers powerful results and profits to the bottom line.

Our Workforce Makes It Happen

Whether it is manufacturing precision parts for aircraft, managing the operations center of iconic retail outlets, or ensuring that items are transported across the country on schedule, Hinds County's workforce makes it happen. Of those currently working in the region, 41% of them are Hinds Countians. Of those seeking employment in our region, 46.5% of them are Hinds Countians.

100K+

Civilian Labor Force

Employment Data (2023 Annual Averages)

Hinds County

Jackson MSA

Mississippi

U.S.A.

Civilian Labor Force

101,980

262,620

1,236,100

Unemployed

3,170

7,350

39,700

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

2.8%

3.2%

3.7%

Employed

98,810

255,270

1,196,800

NEXUS

The HCEDA NEXUS Project is an intermediary that coordinates efforts to meet the needs of Hinds County Workforce. Through developing caucuses, composed of many institutions, agencies, and organizations, the coalition works collaboratively to connect employers with well qualified individuals seeking employment. The caucuses identified include, Recruiting, Training, and Placement. The project connects the needs of employers with training entities and Hinds County residents who are seeking living wage employment. 

The Mission of the project is to provide a cohesive collaboration of workforce agencies working together to create a seamless flow of delivery services to the workforce of today, tomorrow, and the future; To create a blueprint of services being offered by the organizations represented in the NEXUS as well as for public use.

Focus - The Workforce Nexus Project is positioned and structured to support and serve Mississippi’s employers, job seekers and workforce partners. Through innovation, Hinds County Nexus focuses on recruiting, training and employing Mississippi residents in a career field of choice; thus, increasing impetus for a livable and sustainable wage.

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Nexus Initial Meeting - HCEDA Boardroom 7-19-22

RECRUITING CAUCUS

The NEXUS recruiting caucus is comprised of many various agencies working in coordination to recruit individuals for training and job opportunities. Through the recruiting caucus individuals will develop a self-authored blueprint for securing employment.

MS Parole Board...

MS Parole Board

Pathways 2 Possibilities...

Pathways 2 Possibilities

MS Job Corps Center...

MS Job Corps Center

Central MS Planning & Development District...

Central MS Planning & Development District

Jackson Win Center...

Jackson Win Center

The Skills Foundation

The skills Foundation

The Educational Opportunity Center at Jackson State University aim to assist individuals and families with college entry or re-entry. As an added bonus the EOC program offer alternative options for individuals who are ready to enter the workforce. As a partner, EOC connect residence with the Hinds County Workforce NEXUS to contribute to the county labor force.

JSU EOC

As an employer, you may wear many hats. However, one thing is for sure--one size fits all doesn't appear on any of them. Whether its customized training to meet the needs of employers or offering welding courses at midnight to meet workforce needs, Hinds has been there and done that. 

Below are some of the programs that Hinds has to offer:

  • Manufacturing Training

  • Adult Education

  • MI-BEST

  • Career and Technical Programs

  • Career Services

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

  • Career Readiness Certificates

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Companies in Mississippi can take advantage of MDES's On-The-Job Training Program in which the employer can be reimbursed up to half the cost of training eligible employees. Also, if an company desires to conduct off-site recruiting, MDES's WIN Job Centers can arrange to have potential employees screened while offering its facilities for use by employers for job fairs or off-site interviews.

MDES

The EESM program is a statewide workforce project that targets low-income single moms who what to build a better life for their families. It's aim is to leverage resources, streamline processes and align workforce services that lead to employment equity for single moms. Services include career planning, referrals to job training and education programs, childcare assistance, referrals and resources for transportation assistance and intensive case management services.

MLICCI/EESM

Nexus Workforce Meeting Nexus Workforce
Partners Collaborating and Brainstorming at JSU e-Center. 7-19-23

TRAINING CAUCUS

The NEXUS Training Caucus engage individuals in rigorous module that translate to real world application. The training received from associated agencies allow individual to become viable candidates for open job opportunities connected to the NEXUS project.

Jackson Win Center...

Jackson Win Center

Hinds Community College...

Hind Community College

MMA-MEP links industry and business with its network of research universities, community colleges, government agencies, and other partner organizations to deliver technical assistance, customized training, and other tools and resources needed to improve operational efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness for Mississippi manufacturers.

MS Manufacturers Association

Central MS Planning & Development District ...

CMPDD

Metro Development...

Metro Development

Magcor...

Magcor

Cafe' Refill...

Cafe' Refill

The Skills Foundation...

The Skills Foundation

Mississippi Job Corps...

Mississippi Job Corps

Dependable Source Corps...

Dependable Source Corps

Nexus Workforce
Partners Identifying Projections/Goals at JSU e-Center. 7-19-23

PLACEMENT CAUCUS

The NEXUS Placement Caucus is comprised of employers who are seeking qualified individual that have received the necessary training to operate effectively. The placement conglomerate work in direct coordination with other caucuses to ensure individual have the knowledge, skill and disposition to be effective and successful employee.

FritoLay Employment...

FritoLay

Express Pros...

Express Pros

Jackson Win Center ...

Jackson Win Center

Clarke Beverage Group ...

Clark Beverage

Darling Ingredients...

Darling

Nexus Workforce Nexus Workforce
Discussion of Industry Needs at JSU e-Center. 11-15-23

Job Opening

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FritoLay

Sales Associate Position

Job Description

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