Phone Number: 1-228-868-2311
Toll Free 1-800-444-8014

Business Services

SMPDD provides and helps fund important services to members of area business and industry to help them find, train and retain qualified workers. These services include:

Access to databases of qualified workers

Recruitment and screening of job candidates

Internet access to post job listings and review resumes

Proficiency testing for employees

Private rooms for interviews

On-the-job and customized training assistance

Information on Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC)

Forms and guidance for filing a NAFTA or Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) petition

Paid internships and externships

Smart Start Credentials

Benefits to Businesses

Access to a large pool of available and skilled workers

Free job postings

Information about and referral to on-the-job training programs that reduce the cost of training new employees

Saves time and money by recruiting and screening new candidates for employment

Job Seeker Services

SMPDD helps fund programs and services offered through the area WIN Job Centers. These workforce development sites provide a variety of career services to those seeking employment. Available services include:

  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Resume preparation software
  • Internet access for job searches and resume posting
  • Access to office equipment: computer, fax machine, and copier
  • Services for veterans
  • Information on assistance for laid-off workers
  • Information on unemployment insurance benefits
  • Information on and referral to child care, transportation and other support services
  • Referral to rehabilitation services
  • Information and referral to training
  • Access to free beginner computer classes
  • Referral to Adult Basic Education classes
  • Referral to TANF and SNAP benefits
  • Labor market information

Benefits to Job Seekers

Provides easy access to many services in one convenient location

Job center staff helps create or update resumes, conduct job searches, and help individual(s) prepare for job interviews

Staff also provides job training information to become more competitive in the job market

Provides access to fax machines, copiers and computers to help with job searches

For more information, contact Marilyn Minor at (228) 868-2311 or
SMPDD/TDWDA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided to those with disabilities upon request.