Among topics to be discussed are Skills2Work and other employment and training programs 

 (Jackson, Miss.) –  Anyone interested in learning new skills that could help them get a good job, start a new career, or receive free job training worth hundreds of dollars should tune into the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday featuring the Division of Workforce Development and Partnership Management.

This will be the seventh in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on Facebook Live.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m., and will include Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, and Kim Smith, Director of the Division of Workforce Development and Partnership Management. Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions concerning the topic of the day.

Among the topics to be discussed during the meeting will be a general overview of assistance offered by the division, including:

  • Skills2Work Program
  • Community College Partnerships
  • Community Workforce Partnerships
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Collaboration
  • Gen Bot online interactive information generator

Not only will participants receive an overview of what programs are available to assist in finding employment and job skills training opportunities, but also who qualifies for assistance and how they can apply.

The virtual meetings are held each Thursday at different times to broaden the opportunity for interested parties to participate. Anyone who is not able to attend the session live can view the meeting on the MDHS YouTube page or on its Facebook page.


“The Skills2Work program is a perfect example of our mission to provide tangible help today to create a lasting hope for tomorrow,” MDHS Executive Director Bob Anderson said. “This program provides eligible SNAP recipients the opportunity to develop skills that will make them desirable to local employers.”


The Division of Youth Services will be the final division to be highlighted next Thursday, March 18, at 1:30 p.m.

For more information the Town Hall Meetings and other matters visit the MDHS Facebook page at


“Offering Mississippian young and old tangible help today to create a lasting hope for tomorrow.”