Mala Burns - Executive Director

Office  (601) 267-7161
Cell      (601) 507-7895

[email protected]

103 Pearl Street
Post Office Box 209
Carthage, MS 39051

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Leake County has a labor shed of over 150,000 civilian workers that encompases seven surrounding  counties.  Employers, who are willing to pay good wages, provide benefits and a great working environment, will have no trouble recruiting  talent.   

Labor Shed

            MARCH 2018 CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

COUNTY

POPULATION
          2010

LABOR FORCE
    NOV. 2017

EMPLOYED
NOV. 2017

UNEMPLOYMENT
RATE NOV. 2017


ATTALA

19,661

6,470

5.6%

6,850

LEAKE

20,940

7,230

4.5%

7,570

MADISON

101,6880

3.4%

52,060

53,910

NESHOBA

28,684

4.3%

10,150

10,600

RANKIN

3.0%

73,300

115,3270

75,590

SCOTT

28,423

3.3%

13,040

13,490

WINSTON

19,198

5.2%

6,900

7,280

REGION

333,921

4.18%

169,150

175,290

Source: Mississippi Department of Employment Security - Labor Market Data, March 2018

Existing Industry

            EXISTING INDUSTRY

COMPANY

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT OR OPERATION


Tyson Foods

1,400

Food Processing - poultry processing

Baptist Medical Center - Leake

200

Health Care - full service hospital and clinics

Pearl River Foods

150

Food Processing - further processing

Central Electric Power Association

100

Utility - electrical co-operative

TB Enterprises

35

Wood Products - recycles pallets and makes landscape mulch

H & H Chief Sales

25

Metal Fabrication - custom truck bodies and retail operations

Central Snacks

15

Food Processing - pork skin snacks

John W. Mc Dougall Comapny

10

Metal Fabrication - custome industrial fabrication

Workforce Training & Incentives

Workforce training is available from several sources in Leake County.  East Central Community College has training facilities located within our county.  We are proud to have East Central Community College, The WIN Job Center, Leake County Career & Technical Center, Mississippi State University CAVS Center, and the Mississippi Development Authority as our partners in workforce training.  Follow these links to find detailed information on specific programs and incentives, or give us a call, and we can provide you with a package tailored to your specific needs.