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Training Dick and Jane

The Governor’s Workforce Conference held earlier this month in Jackson offered plenty of success stories, particularly the recruitment of the new Toyota plant in Northeast Mississippi. However, there were also words of warning about the state meeting the needs of businesses with a competently trained workforce in the future. The state is already struggling to meet … >> SEE FULL ...

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Barbour hosts work force conference

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour and former assistant Labor Department secretary Emily DeRocco will speak Thursday at the Governor’s Workforce Conference in Jackson. DeRocco is president of The Manufacturing Institute. The conference will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The conference will feature sessions on reforming the state’s work force system, enhancing partnerships between workforce and education and regionalism.

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