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Job Training in Mississippi

Mississippi Job Opportunities

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Mississippi presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.

Mississippi Economic Overview

In 2016, Mississippi Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 36th with over $107 billion and ranked 50th with a per capita GDP of almost $32,000. For June 2017, Mississippi had an employed workforce of almost 1.3 million and an unemployment rate of 5.0%. For 2016, Mississippi ranked 1st on the cost of living.

The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; Mississippi’s rank on this measure has stayed at #50.

Mississippi Income Per PersonMississippi Locations for Job Training

Here at, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Mississippi, including the following major cities:

  • Mississippi Locations for Job TrainingGulfport
  • Hattiesburg
  • Jackson
  • Memphis

Mississippi Industries for Job Training connects you with training providers that support all the major Mississippi industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Mississippi economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.

Mississippi Sector Sizes

Mississippi OJT supersectors with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large are the Government supersector and the Manufacturing supersector.

Government. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Government is the top industry in Mississippi, with over 245,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • State of Mississippi
  • United States Department of the Air Force
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
  • Mississippi Department of Transportation
  • US Army Corps of Engineers

Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.

Manufacturing is one of the top supersectors in Mississippi, with over 143,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Luvata Grenada LLC
  • Franklin Corporation
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
  • Huntington-Ingalls Incorporated
  • Sanderson Farms, Inc. (processing division)

Mississippi Growth Industries for Job Training

The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.

Mississippi Sector GrowthThere are no Mississippi OJT industries that grew their workforce 2% or more than the country at large.

Mississippi Occupations for Job Training

The following shows Mississippi occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.

Mississippi Job Opportunities

Mississippi Job Training Providers

Mississippi has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see Mississippi Training. See OJT trainers in Mississippi for additional training providers.

At, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in Mississippi. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in Mississippi, can help you.

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