Brief: Sector Initiatives: Fostering Economic Security for Mississippi’s Working Families

December 12th, 2011

Whether in hospitals, schools, shipyards, grocery stores, call centers or child care centers, over 1 million adults across Mississippi work hard every day to provide for their families and drive the state’s economy. However, recessions and natural disasters have lessened the economic security of many workers and their families. The brief describes ways that one workforce development framework, Sector Initiatives, can bring employers, training providers, local leaders and low-skill adults together to better meet the needs of regional economies and connect more adults with quality wages.