Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on state fund to reskill workers
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant currently has 50,712 job openings in his state, according to the latest tally on Mississippi Works website. Jobs that seekers can find right there on the site.
In 2016, Gov. Bryant signed the bill establishing the Mississippi Works Fund of $50 million to provide funding for existing businesses to train current personnel. While it goes a long way to help local industries reskill existing workers, it’s not a magic bullet, as Bryant explains in the video above.
“If we are going to expand the companies that we have. If we are going to bring in new industry into the future, we’ve got to have that workforce,” Bryant tells us. And filling those skills gaps will provide that.
WorkingNation was on the ground at Milken Global Conference 2019 where some of the most powerful people in business, government, healthcare, and entertainment have gathered to discuss and debate how the world is being disrupted by economic and social change and what to do about it. The goal of the talk at the conference is how to drive shared prosperity.
While there, we documented all things future of work on Twitter at #WorkingNationOverheard and in interviews at our pop-up studio (watch our playlist below).