A better career path for Mississippians

The GoodJob Team | April 20, 2022

Mississippians, among millions of other Americans, are on a journey to find fulfillment in their work and advance their careers. As we reset our lives after a pandemic, we see employees continuing to leave their jobs well after we have returned to work (4.2 million in December 2021 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Some are leaving for higher pay, some are leaving for better opportunities, and many are leaving because they see an opportunity for greater impact elsewhere.

Everything about the way we work has changed, and the way we view work has, too. What began as job cuts and furloughs throughout industries worldwide has led to a personal quest for greater job fulfillment. And with nearly 1.5 jobs available for every American, the job of an employer extends far beyond finding qualified candidates. Today’s job seekers are looking for careers that offer purpose and flexibility with supportive managers, great culture, and a clear path for growth. To find the best candidates, organizations must rise to the challenge.

The Right Jobs for Mississippians

In January 2022, Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a record low, dropping from 6.6% to 4.6% according to a recent State Employment and Unemployment report conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is its lowest rate since 1976. Mississippians are taking advantage of the surplus of jobs today, and this means employers are experiencing more pressure to get it right.

Mississippi economist Corey Miller recently reported that personal income increased 7.4% in 2020, and today Mississippi continues to see increased personal income. With more jobs and higher income, the traditional method of hiring isn’t going to cut it for Mississippi’s workforce any more. It’s not only about salary alone, culture, or qualifications. It’s going to require a more sophisticated — and proven — method.

AccelerateMS Partnership

GoodJob and AccelerateMS have partnered to provide Mississippi employers with the tools they need to find lasting, fulfilling careers through an exclusive job marketplace. By starting with a short PATH Assessment®, candidates will be evaluated by their traits and behaviors organized in one of four modes: Purpose, Approach, Thinking, and Habits. The PATH Assessment results provide Mississippi employers using the AccelerateMS platform with the best candidates for the position.

AcclerateMS has a commitment to providing a world-class workforce in Mississippi to deliver sustained individual, community, and statewide economic prosperity. And GoodJob has a commitment to simplifying the hiring process by serving employers qualified job-seekers who have the right tools for the job.

Individuals interested in entering the AccelerateMS portal can take the PATH Assessment today at https://acceleratems.pathassessment.com/