DeSoto County’s unemployment rate remains the lowest in three to five counties in the state of Mississippi, and the work to find available employment is still underway. According to an article in the DeSoto Times-Tribune, even though employment is up, state services are still available to both the employer and the potential new hire to find each other.
The DeSoto County WIN Job Center director told the Southaven Rotary Club in the article that most people with adequate work qualifications have jobs and that, even though there are still people looking for jobs, the unemployment rate is low.
DeSoto County has the second largest job fair in Mississippi and the second lowest unemployment rate, recording 5 percent unemployment in November 2013, according to the article.
The WIN Job Center continues to provide help for people actively seeking a job, free of charge. According to the article, under a special reimbursement program, new hires to an employer can have half of their salary during the first six months on the job covered by that state. The job center’s work to decrease unemployment continues to be a win for the whole county.