Wednesday, December 14, 2011

South Miss hotspot for defense jobs

A new report ranks South Mississippi as one of the top five lesser-known regions in the country for defense jobs. The report released Tuesday by said defense spending, notably in shipbuilding and aerospace, helped rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The report said South Mississippi has jobs for rocket scientists, oceanographers, cyber-security personnel, geospatial analysts, technical trainers and test engineers. South Mississippi is home to NASA's Stennis Space Center, and the Navy is a big tenant. It's also home to the Navy Seabees, Keesler Air Force Base and major shipbuilding activities. Detroit, Omaha, Neb., Seattle, and Mohawk Valley in upstate New York also were named in the top five. (Source: Sun Herald, PRNewswire, 12/13/11)