MDES OESS is currently undergoing maintenance .

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MDES's Online Employment Services System will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 from 5:15 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please revisit this site on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.

Helping Mississippians Get Jobs

The goal of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is to help Mississippians get jobs. Through our network of WIN Job Centers, MDES matches qualified, prospective employees with employers.

Also at the Job Centers, Mississippians can obtain job training to sharpen their work skills and make themselves more competitive in the job market.

In addition, MDES administers the unemployment benefits program that provides payments to Mississippians who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. This temporary compensation enables unemployed individuals to concentrate on securing new jobs.