Workforce & Job Readiness | FamiliesFirst for MS

Providing career pathways that match your 

strengths and interests.


Families First for Mississippi offers employment classes, job fairs, resources, and workshops on many topics to help employees and their families have a successful work life balance. This FREE SERVICE allows participants the ability to achieve economic security and self-sufficiency. 


Families First provides answers to the following questions:

  • What jobs exist that are geared towards my education, skills, and experience?

  • Where are the jobs locally?

  • What is the pay and how do I apply?

The job search and application process are often overwhelming. Families First for Mississippi wants to help you to become successful at connecting with new and existing employment opportunities in entry level positions. 


Families First programs will provide the following for pre-employment:

  • Individualized career assessment that evaluates core workplace skills and interests

  • Relevant information for potential job openings

  • Referrals for those who lack a high school diploma 

  • Career pathways that match their strengths and interests

  • Resume building, job search, application, interviewing, professional clothes closets, and career planning

Families First programs for post-employment gear towards:

  • Parenting

  • Conflict resolution

  • Stress management

  • Time management

  • Professional behavior 

  • Managing your paycheck

  • Saving for your future

  • Handling life’s demands

  • Setting goals & priorities

  • Literacy education ​


Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

David Cole, Workforce Director

(662) 844-0013

Mississippi Community Education Center

Nancy McRight, Workforce Coordinator

(601) 366-6405


Bubba Weir, Workforce Coordinator

(601) 278-5723

Roy Balentine, Workforce Coordinator

(601) 941-5955

Kyle Nobles, Workforce Coordinator

(228) 897-5629 or (228) 897-5627

© FFFM is a service provided by Mississippi Community Education Center & Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

Mississippi Community Education Center

2525 Lakeward Dr. Suite 200

Jackson, Mississippi 39216

O: (601) 366-6405

Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

425 Magazine St.

Tupelo, MS 38804

O: (662) 844-0013

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Families First For Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, or age in the administration of any of its programs or in the employment of any staff.