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News from 2020

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Nov 09 2020

MDES Phone Numbers Change in Contact Center to Better Serve Mississippians

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security announced a change in phone numbers for their Contact Center in an effort to streamline services for Mississippians requiring assistance with Unemployment Insurance Assistance. Read More.

Sep 04 2020

Mid-South Drive-Thru Job Fair Announced

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security on behalf of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce announced that a Mid-South Drive-Thru Job Fair in Southaven, MS is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 29. Read More.

Aug 25 2020

Mississippi Approved for Lost Wages Assistance Program for Unemployed Mississippians

Today Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Mississippi’s application for a Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) grant under the Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) has been approved. Read More.

Aug 20 2020

Governor Reeves & MDES Launch of Lost Wages Assistance Program for Unemployed Mississippians

Today Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Mississippi will apply for an additional $300 of benefits a week from the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. Read More.

Aug 06 2020

Work Search Requirement Notice

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced the Work Search temporary waiver under the Executive Order No. 1510 will expire as of August 08, 2020. Read More.

Jul 30 2020

Some Mississippians May Be Eligible For Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that beginning the week of July 27, 2020 notification letters were mailed to claimants who are potentially eligible, instructing them how to file for the Pandemic Emergency Unemploym… Read More.

Jul 28 2020

Some Mississippians May Be Eligible for the Extended Benefits Program

Today, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced a listing of qualifying factors to determine eligibility for the Extended Benefits (EB) program, including an explanation on when the Extended Benefits are payable. Read More.

Jul 14 2020

Apprenticeship Grant Awarded to Mississippi

The U.S. Department of Labor (US-DOL) has announced an award of $3,450,000 in grant funding to expand registered apprenticeships in Mississippi. Read More.

Jul 02 2020

MDES Helps Mississippi Employers ReStart MS

Employers in Mississippi will have help in getting their employees back to work, thanks to a new online reporting system called ReStart MS. Read More.

May 11 2020

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Available for Six Additional Counties in Mississippi

Individuals in Clarke, Grenada, Jasper, Lawrence, Panola and Walthall Counties in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the Miss… Read More.

Apr 23 2020

Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Three Counties in Mississippi

Individuals in Jones, Covington, and Jefferson Davis Counties in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the Mississippi Departmen… Read More.

Apr 21 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Available for the State of Mississippi

Individuals residing in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of the COVID-19 public health emergency may apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced today, April 21, 2020. Read More.

Apr 10 2020

Among the 1st in the Nation to pay claimants Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

Today Mississippians eligible under the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program will begin seeing the $600 stimulus funding deposited on either their debit cards or into their bank accounts, announced today by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security,… Read More.

Mar 20 2020

Mississippi Announces Support for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced today that Mississippi workers who are not able to work due to COVID-19 will be eligible to file for unemployment benefits. Read More.

Mar 13 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) will limit public access to WIN Job Center facilities beginning Monday, March 16, until further notice. Read More.