The labor force in
Humphreys County is anxious to prove to corporate investors that we are a
great investment for companies looking for a motivated, highly ethical,
productive and adaptable workforce.
training is required for a company, job training programs can be designed
exclusively for that company through our local education resources and
assistance provided at little or no cost to our prospective employer.
There is a civilian labor force of approximately 5,000 within
Humphreys County from a household
population pool of about 10,000. The Humphreys County labor force is
increased by persons in neighboring counties with similar numbers who
would consider Humphreys County for employment opportunities.
With an unemployment rate in the 8-10
percent range in Humphreys County, thousands of dedicated, hard-working
citizens, with an
additional pool of workers currently employed but interested in new job opportunities.
An additional large number of people, neither employed nor seeking work, might
re-enter the workforce for the proper job.
In total, the Humphreys County area has several thousand available workers for new or expanding businesses. See the individual
community profiles for detailed labor information.
Education & Training
Our education program begins with two
fully accredited public and private school systems and vocational center
in Humphreys County Schools and Humphreys
Academy. Opportunities for advanced education are supported by Delta
State University and Mississippi
Delta Community College.
For employers, we are able to combine
these great resources with numerous state and Federal training programs on
campus or at the plant site. Costs may also be reimbursed, including
a portion of the employee's wages. Mississippi Development Authority
also provides Job Tax Credits for additional possible savings.