Job Creation Bill
Legislation to bolster Mississippi’s workforce is on the way to Governor Phil Bryant’s desk.
The House passed a Senate bill today. The bill creates the Mississippi Works Fund to provide highly focused workforce training for new and existing businesses. This fund is an addition to the Workforce Enhancement Training Fund which provides funding for existing businesses to train current personnel.
The legislation allots $10 million for workforce training at community colleges for 2016 and $5 million each following year. Annual performance reports to the governor and Legislature are required.