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Workforce Profile


No Union Activity

  • Wayne County has 0% unionized facilities.


Wayne County Labor Shed

The Wayne County Labor Shed consists of 8 counties in Southeast Mississippi and Southwest Alabama and has a population of 241,613 people.  The 8 counties which comprise the labor shed are:

  • Wayne County, Mississippi
  • Jones County, Mississippi
  • Clarke County, Mississippi
  • Washington County, Alabama
  • Kemper County, Mississippi
  • Lauderdale County, Mississippi
  • Greene County, Mississippi
  • Choctaw County, Alabama


# of People who Commute to Wayne County for Work

Counties in Labor Shed # of people 
Wayne County, MS 2,926
Jones County, MS 307
Clarke County, MS 215
Washington County, AL 178
Kemper County, MS 166
 Lauderdale County, MS 126 
 Greene County, MS 120 
 Choctaw County, AL 99 


Employment by Occupation/Sector



Top Employers 

Top 5 Private Employers by Jobs in Wayne County:

 1.  Odom Industries                   181 Employees
 2.  Mar-Jac Poultry 146 Employees
 3.  Hood Industries 135 Employees
 4.  Wal-Mart 130 Employees
 5.  Quality Plywood 85 Employees

Source of Business and Labor Numbers:  Troy University

Our Community

Wayne County is home to natural resources which makes it a perfect fit for many businesses.  Browse our website to learn about the wood, oil & gas, and agricultural resources which can make your company successful.  Also, learn about our close proximity to the growing Southern Automotive and Aerospace markets giving us quick access to companies known around the world.

Contact Us

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  610 Azalea Dr., Waynesboro, MS 39367