MDES offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis' Birthday. Many services may still be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Internet.
You can complete your weekly certifications for unemployment insurance payments as early as Sunday each week using our free MDES app… or our website.
Monday, May 27, is a federal holiday and banks will be closed. Unemployment payments that would have been paid Monday, will be delayed up to 48 hours.
MSWorks is the mobile gateway to all of the Mississippi Works and MDES online services.
Individuals who may have relocated to Mississippi from Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria may be eligible for a 26-week extension of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits.
MDES assumed a leadership position in Unemployment Insurance when the ReEmployUSA Consortium, consisting of Mississippi, Maine and Rhode Island, with Connecticut joining in 2017, adopted MDES’ production UI system…
Eligible unemployed individuals may be able to start their own business.
Report fraud connected with filing unemployment benefits claims, including someone using the confidential information of you or one of your workers.
An individual must make an active search for full-time work in order to receive unemployment insurance benefits.
MDES now offers the option of Bulk Filing to its customers who file quarterly Tax and Wage Reports for multiple clients.
Employers and taxpayers of Mississippi will benefit from the New Hire program by reducing overpayments of unemployment compensation, by detecting and preventing benefit payments to workers who have returned to work, and more…
When you are awarded a BP oil spill restoration public works contract, you are required to file a Mississippi First Employment Plan Form with MDES.
Help keep your tax rates low by using Sides E-Response... a fast, free, and secure way for employers to respond to requests for separation information online.
MDES offers employers many helpful services--posting jobs, recruitment, help with unemployment taxes and more.
Take a look at our job search ideas, interview tips and suggestions on how to dress for success before you begin your job search.
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Effective 1-1-2019 – MDES will require electronic filing of all state unemployment quarterly tax reports and payments. This applies to all Tax and Wage reports
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This is step one—the start to a new future for yourself. To file a claim to receive your unemployment benefits, register online with MDES. We'll help you all along the way.FILE TODAY