About MDES

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About MDES


The goal of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is to help Mississippians get jobs.  Through our network of WIN Job Centers, MDES matches qualified, prospective employees with employers.  


Also at the Job Centers, Mississippians can obtain job training to sharpen their work skills and make themselves more competitive in the job market.

In addition, MDES administers the unemployment benefits program that provides payments to Mississippians who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.  This temporary compensation enables unemployed individuals to concentrate on securing new jobs.

Through these programs, MDES works to expand employment, improve workforce skills, and enhance productivity in our state.

Mission Statement:
Helping Mississippians Get Jobs