WIN Job Centers
WIN Job Center/WIOA Services
Northwest Mississippi Community College operates full-time WIN Job Centers in DeSoto, Lafayette, and Tate counties.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) replaces the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) by amending the law to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, and for other purposes. The law provides the framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet both the needs of the nation’s businesses and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. WIOA reforms current federal laws governing programs of job training, adult education and literacy, vocational rehabilitation, and youth, making services more universally accessible and more flexible components of workforce development systems.
Northwest Mississippi Community College serves as the One-Stop Career Center Operator and Provider of Career and Training Services. The One-Stop system offers access to services that encompasses assessments/skills needs, job search, job placement, labor market information, individual employment planning, educational and career counseling, occupational skills training, skill upgrading, internships and work experience, job readiness, adult education, and literacy and High School Equivalency (HSE) programs for adults and out-of-school youth free of charge.
For more information on any of the following programs and/or services contact Jennifer Casey, WIOA Director, via phone (662-562-3351) or the contact person listed for each program.
Services to Individuals:
- Job search assistance and career advice and planning
- Career Resources such as books, area newspapers, job listings and a variety of labor market information
- Computers with internet access, telephones, fax machines and copiers for conducting a job search.
- Information on interviewing
- Information on training and education
- Information on assistance for laid-off workers
- Unemployment insurance and benefits
- Information on NAFTA/TAA benefits for employees
- Services for veterans
- Information on rehabilitation services
- Information on referral to child care, transportation and other supportive services
- Clerical skill testing on a wide variety of subjects
- Career assessments
- Resume and cover letter development
- Education and Training assistance
Services to Businesses:
- Basic labor exchange services
- Database of qualified workers
- Internet access to post job listings and review resumes
- Recruiting and screening of job candidates
- Work readiness assessments
- On the Job Training (OJT)
- Apprenticeship and Internship programs
- Private rooms for interviews
- Labor market and wage information
- Information on Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC)
- Information for Rapid Response services
- Guidance for filing a North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or Trade Adjustment (TAA) petition
- Information on NAFTA and TAA benefits for employees