Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the region's rail, industrial and trade center. The city includes numerous jobs in industries such as steel, lumber, sand and gravel, industrial machinery, resins, signs, apparel, furniture, food and beverages, chemicals and rubber.
The fields of employment providing a large portion of the jobs in Hattiesburg are educational services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction; professional, scientific and technical services; accommodation and food services and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).
Notable details regarding Hattiesburg, Mississippi: In Hattiesburg, 29% of the adult population has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 84.3 which is below the national average of 100. The average earnings for workers in the city in 2009 was $23,000.
The top job providers in the Hattiesburg region are provided below:
- Forrest General Hospital
- University of Southern Mississippi
- Wesley Medical Center
- Sunbeam Household Products
- Hattiesburg Public School District
- Magnolia Federal Bank
- Camp Shelby
- Hattiesburg Clinic, Professional Association
- Walmart Stores
- Military Department, Mississippi
- Medical Systems, Incorporated
- Dillard's, Inc
- International Filing Company LLC
- Chain Electric Company
- Kohler Co
- M E McElroy Inc
- Hattiesburg Convalescent Center
- The Merchants Company
- Mac's Construction Company, Incorporated
- Jic Food Source LLC
Some of Hattiesburg's most popular occupations where the majority of the workers have a bachelor's degree include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, pharmacists, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, medical and health services managers and financial managers.
Hattiesburg businesses have opportunities to work in partnership with associations such as:
- The Area Development Partnership
- Harrison County Development Commission
- Mississippi Manufacturers Association
- Mississippi Economic Development Council
The local newspaper the Hattiesburg American keeps readers up-to-date on local business and industry news.