Jackson, MS

What We Do

The City of Jackson is convening employers from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership of Mississippi with Hinds Community College, Jackson State University, and other training providers to train 250 candidates in 2016 and 1,000 candidates by 2020 with the skills they need for open tech jobs. Students will prepare for work using personalized training developed as part of the MI-BEST workforce training program, which connects trainees with the skills employers need. The Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership of Mississippi will facilitate hiring of trainees by employers seeking tech talent, from healthcare to state government, among others.

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For more information about TechHire Jackson, Mississippi contact Jonathan Barnett.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Jackson, MS labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 30% Jackson, MS
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Customer Service
  5. Microsoft Office

Software and Programming Skills

  1. Microsoft Office
  2. Microsoft Windows
  3. SQL
  4. Microsoft Excel
  5. Microsoft Powerpoint

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Network / Systems Administrator
  3. Computer Support Specialist
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. Network / Systems Support Specialist

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Software Developers, Systems Software
  2. Software Developers, Applications
  3. Computer and Information Research Scientists
  4. Information Security Analysts
  5. Computer Systems Analysts

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Jackson, Mississippi TechHire effort a success:

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