In Lawrence County we take pride in our workforce and future work force. A large part of what we do in the Lawrence County Community Development Association is educating our existing workforce and working closely with our Lawrence County School District to prepare our students to enter the workforce in the future. One key way we are ensuring we have an educated workforce is with the ACT WorkKeys as a Certified ACT WorkReady Community.
What is an Certified ACT Work Ready Community?
ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.
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Lawrence County Residents Performance
Lawrence County, as of May 2018, has been certified as a ACT Work Ready Community and many of the Lawrence County residents have excelled in the program. Follow the link to learn more about ACT WorkReady Communities and Lawrence Counties performance as an ACT WorkReady Community. As of September, Southwest Mississippi became the first ACT WorkKeys Certified region in the state of Mississippi.
Employers in Lawrence County that recognize
or recommend the ACT Work Keys NCRC
|Telesouth Media/ SuperTalk Mississippi||Mike Rozier Construction Company|
|Franklin County Memorial Hospital||TempStaff|
|Lawrence County Chancery Clerk||Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce|
|Southcentral Mississippi Works: Local Workforce Development Area||Georgia- Pacific Monticello|
|D & D Trade||Town of Monitcello|
|Jayco Gas & Supply||Lawrence County Family Practice|
|Lawrence County Hospital||Lawrence County Community Development Association|
|Town of New Hebron||Copiah-Lincoln Community College|
Lawrence County holds a rich history which has led to a diverse county of people and employees. According to research, Lawrence County has a Labor Force NSA of 404, 590 within a 60 mile radius with a 5.80% unemployment rate. That means 23,466 people in a 60 mile radius of Lawrence County are actively looking for a job! Want to know more about Lawrence County demographics? Click below!