Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

Labor Data


Washington County along with numerous other Delta counties have partnered together to create the Delta Work Ready Community Initiative, in order to strenthen the area's workforce. This initiative uses the ACT Work Ready Community (WRC) framework and certification.

The ACT Work Ready Communities (ACT WRC) initiative is a national effort, led by ACT, to provide a framework for communities to build an economic development, community based approach grounded in certifying counties as Work Ready.  ACT awards this certification when counties achieve goals (based on common criteria) of individuals in the workforce earning an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™ (ACT NCRC®) and businesses recognizing, preferring or recommending the ACT NCRC.

Based on ACT’s research, ACT Work Ready Communities are improving the skills and work readiness of the workforce while giving the area businesses an efficient, reliable way to identify skilled job candidates.  These communities provide counties with actionable data and specific workforce goals to drive economic growth. The key instrument designed to measure and close skills gaps among workers and job seekers is the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate.

Washington County promotes the use of ACT Job Profiling to assist employers in determining which individual is the best fit for a position or which workers are candidates to receive job-specific training. ACT job profiling brings the specifics of a job into focus and provides users with: a detailed, customized task list; a personalized validity report; and established content validity for the ACT assessment. 
 

 

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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