Posts Tagged ‘employees’

KI closing Pontotoc factory, laying off 70 workers

PONTOTOC and TUPELO — Furniture maker KI will lay off 70 employees in north Mississippi as it closes one factory and converts a second to a warehouse. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the company, based in Green Bay, Wis., will close its Pontotoc factory by June 1. It will also convert its Tupelo factory […] [...]

Workers at Ingalls ratify three-year contract extension

by Published: December 2,2011

Tags: employees, labor, manufacturing, shipbuilding, ships, unions, workers

PASCAGOULA — Employees at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula yesterday approved a three-year contract extension that affects 6,000 employees at the state’s largest private employer. The Sun Herald reports union officials said just over 1,100 members of the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council, voted on the proposal. It passed with 60 percent of the vote. More […] [...]

Ingalls workers to vote on new labor package

by Published: November 30,2011

Tags: employees, labor, manufacturing, shipbuilding, ships, unions, workers

PASCAGOULA — Union workers will vote tomorrow on a company offer that affects 6,000 employees at Ingalls shipyard, the state’s largest private employer. The Sun Herald reports Ingalls is offering three raises and a one-time $1,000 bonus next month if workers will vote to extend their current work contract for three years. On the down […] [...]

Keesler AFB trimming 68 civilian positions

BILOXI — As a result of Air Force reductions in the civilian work force, Keesler Air Force Base is slated to lose 68 civilian positions in 2012. This reduction is in response to direction from the Secretary of Defense for the Department of Defense to keep civilian manpower costs capped at fiscal year 2010 levels. […] [...]

Ice Industries cited by OSHA for safety violations

GRENADA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Grenada Stamping and Assembly Inc., doing business as Ice Industries Grenada, for 26 safety violations carrying proposed fines of $113,400. In April, OSHA officials opened an inspection at the facility under the agency’s national emphasis program on amputations after learning of […] [...]

Ingalls’ contracts means shipbuilder will add jobs — for now

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding contracts, which will keep workers busy into 2016, mean an uptick in employment although company leaders say the trend will remain cyclical, as seen throughout the shipyard’s history. The Mississippi Press reports Ingalls’ employees are working on nine different vessels at three shipyards, with construction on three other ships yet to […] [...]

State’s stimulus-funded jobs program ‘STEPS’ returns

by Published: August 23,2011

Tags: employees, employers, employment, jobs, stimulus, unemployment, workers

JACKSON — The jobs program Mississippi STEPS: Subsidized Transitional Employment Program and Services, restarted yesterday and will run through Dec. 10. Employers who want to participate in STEPS 2 must enroll by Sept. 30 in order to take advantage of the full benefits of the program. This program, known as STEPS 2, will aid small […] [...]

EEOC suing Signal over treatment of immigrant workers

PASCAGOULA — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against an oil rig construction company over treatment of hundreds of immigrant workers recruited in India to work in Mississippi and Texas. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges numerous allegations of discriminatory conduct by Signal International against the workers, including forcing them to live in crowded […] [...]

Workers can now check status on E-Verify

by Published: March 21,2011

Tags: employees, employers, illegal workers, immigrants, jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Immigrants and other job seekers in Mississippi as well as four other states and the District of Columbia with questions about their eligibility to work in the United States can now use a government database to verify their own status. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that people in Mississippi, Arizona, […] [...]

Baker Donelson makes ‘Best’ list again

by Published: January 24,2011

Tags: employees, law, media, workplace safety

JACKSON — For the second consecutive year, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has cracked the top 50 of Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. The law firm is ranked 50th on the 14th edition of this prestigious listing, moving up nearly 30 spots from its 2010 ranking of 77th. It […] [...]

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