How WIN Is Delivered

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, known as WIA, provides the framework for WIN In Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) administers WIA in Mississippi. It creates a unique, locally-designed and managed system that provides for customer choice and convenient access to services and program information, and promotes business participation by ensuring easy access to qualified workers.

There are four Workforce Investment Areas in the state that receive MDES grants to administer programs locally. The local boards of supervisors in each area establish a Workforce Investment Board comprised of local business and public sector representatives, who design their local WIN In Mississippi programs based on community needs. Local efforts are planned and managed through the oversight of the Workforce Investment Boards.



WIN In Mississippi represents a collaborative effort with private business, local elected officials, local and state agencies. This collaboration ensures that the needs of local employers and job seekers are met in the community through tailored solutions designed to promote workforce development and economic growth.

*WIN In Mississippi Partners


  • Mississippi Department of Employment Security

  • Mississippi Development Authority
  • Local Elected Officials
  • Local Workforce Investment Areas
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • Mississippi Department of Human Services
  • Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • State Board for Community and Junior Colleges
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
*May include other partners in the local areas.

WIN Job Centers

The network of WIN Job Centers is the centerpiece of WIN In Mississippi. Located throughout the state, these centers provide customers easy access to services in the areas of employment, education, training, human services and economic development - in just one location. For employers and job seekers, the WIN Job Center is the local connection that brings together extensive resources and information under one roof. Services at WIN Job Centers are convenient and easy to use. The staff at each location is eager to help employers and job seekers with any employment and training needs.