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Iuka, Philadephia Job Centers to Remain Open

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced today that the Iuka and Philadelphia WIN Job Centers will remain open for services effective July 1, 2013. These centers will provide services two days each week. Iuka will be in the same location and Philadelphia will open in a new location at 1016 Saxton Airport Road. A complete listing of WIN Job center locations and their hours can be found at mdes.ms.gov.

“We’re pleased with this new partnership with local officials in these communities. They are providing funding so that we can operate on a part-time basis,” said Mark Henry, MDES Executive Director. “Helping Mississippians get jobs is a team effort and we applaud the local leadership for making this investment that allows us to maintain a presence in the community.”

Through the WIN Job Centers, two call centers, and the department’s website, MDES provides convenient, one-stop services to businesses looking for skilled qualified workers and to people looking for good jobs.

The agency also assists individuals with job training so that they will be better prepared for work. In addition, the department pays unemployment compensation to Mississippians who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.