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Workforce Training bill signed into law

JACKSON, Miss- Senate Bill 2808, or the Mississippi Works Fund has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant.

The bill establishes a state fund for workforce training programs and job creation. The program was state-approved and will be operated mostly out of community colleges.

Gov. Bryant said that his primary goal in office was to make sure that any Mississippian who wants a job, could have one. This program would give them the skills that they need to compete in a competitive workforce.

Here is a breakdown of the bill:

  • 75% of funds will go to new job creation
  • 25% of funds will go to the existing workforce and workforce certification.
  • Training will be provided mostly through Mississippi’s community college system.
  • MDA can control where funds are going to aid in recruitment and expansion.

This change could potentially save business owners up to $195 million over the next 12 years.

To read the full bill:

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