Phil Bryant on Welfare & Poverty
Create the Mississippi Faith-Based Advisory Council
Creating the Mississippi Faith-Based and Community Advisory Council will enlist, empower and expand the work of volunteer faith-based and community organizations. I believe it will strengthen families all across Mississippi, with no cost to the
Similar councils exist in a number of other states. I believe it will be a valuable tool to help serve our families and individuals in need.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Mississippi Legislature
, Jan 17, 2017
Focus on jobs for those who need public assistance
A Mississippian with a job is less likely to need public assistance, is more likely to contribute taxes to the state treasury, is a strong example of responsibility to his or her children and is more likely to vote, to participate in the community and to
avoid crime. Each day as Governor, I make it my job to ensure more Mississippians have a job of their own.
Soon, with the assistance of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the State Workforce Investment Board, and the state longitudinal
data system, we will unveil a state-of-the-art system matching job seekers with employers. The system, along with its app, will be unlike any other in the nation. It will put job seekers and employers a click away from success. Finding a job or a
qualified employee in Mississippi will be easier and more effective than ever. The Mississippi Works web site will add this important feature very soon. I will just say, stand by to be amazed. And I assure you, this website works.
Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Mississippi legislature
, Jan 22, 2014
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