EARN in Mississippi

Mississippi Network publications

  • Innovative Training Solutions for Shifting Workforce Demands

    • July 5, 2017
    • Staff Report

    Pairing skilled workers with quality, high-paying jobs is one way to ensure Mississippi families succeed. However, limited access to skills training and low educational attainment keep many workers from securing good-paying skilled jobs. This gap between middle-skill positions and a comparably skilled workforce limits productivity for employers and access to jobs that support self-sufficiency for […]

  • The State of Health Coverage in the Mid South

    • March 23, 2017
    • Staff Report

    While the nation continues to grapple with the potential impact of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), little discussion has focused on how repealing the ACA would impact a specific region of the United States. This brief examines the implementation of the ACA in the Mid South and provides a snapshot of health […]

  • Pathways to Economic Security: Sustaining the Impact of Workforce Development Programs

    • May 18, 2016
    • Staff Report

    The number of Mississippi-based middle-skill jobs—those that require some training or education beyond high school but not a four-year degree—has grown in recent years and continues to grow. These skilled positions offer better benefits and pay opportunities for Mississippi workers in a state where 44 percent of working families earn incomes of less than $47,100 […]

  • Who Really Benefits: Why large tax cuts don’t benefit working families & communities

    • May 5, 2016
    • Staff Report

    Large tax reductions proposed at a time when Mississippi already is cutting important public investments due to a lack of revenue would erode the state’s ability to create jobs and have a competitive economy. Over the past two years, major tax cut proposals have been proposed that would cut and flatten the state’s income tax […]

  • High Road WIOA: Building Higher Job Quality into Workforce Development

    In response to the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), most states are now in the latter stages of developing federally required plans and policies for operating their systems of workforce development under WIOA. This process creates an unprecedented opportunity to build into each state’s plan concrete ideas for using state and local workforce […]

  • Women and Economic Security in Mississippi: A Data Brief

    • May 27, 2015
    • Staff Report

    Across the United States, many women face disparities in wages and employment while providing for their families and balancing child care and other family responsibilities. The growing number of families headed by single mothers exacerbates these issues. In Mississippi, the prevalence of poverty, births to unmarried parents, and the interaction between gender and race disparities […]