Posts Tagged ‘hiring’

NFIB survey: Small business owners uncertain about future

JACKSON — Small-business optimism remained flat in August, dropping 0.1 points from July for a final reading of 94.0, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). While the total reading showed essentially no change over the month prior, a look at the individual indicators reveals incongruent details. Job creation plans leapt to a […] [...]

Mayor issues hiring freeze as city faces budget deficit

CLINTON — Clinton’s mayor has ordered a hiring freeze and a hold on all major expenditures except for emergencies as the city tries to whittle down a predicted $259,000 budget deficit. The Clarion-Ledger reports Clinton officials recently learned of the looming deficit, which could grow or shrink depending on incoming revenues to the city between […] [...]

City enacts one-year hiring freeze; faces a $1.1M deficit

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg has implemented a 12-month hiring freeze. The Vicksburg Post reports that the city is faced with a projected $1.1 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen said the action is an attempt to prevent dipping into the city’s cash reserves. […] [...]

NFIB survey finds optimism in economy rising, but…

WASHINGTON — After last month’s disappointing drop in small-business confidence, April’s Index of Small Business Optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business rose 2.6 points to 92.1, just above the recovery average of 90.7. In April’s report, four Index components rose, two fell and six were unchanged. Yet pessimism abounds within the sector, as […] [...]

New hospital now hiring; set to open in August

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2013

Tags: construction, economic development, employee, employer, health care, hiring, hospital, medical, medicine, public health, work, worker

OLIVE BRANCH — Olive Branch’s new hospital is seeking applicants for leadership positions as it moves toward an August a summer opening. The Commercial Appeal reports Methodist Hospital intends to continue hiring through spring and into the summer months. The hospital expects to hire about 240 people to work at the 100-bed hospital, which is […] [...]

Judge sets opt-out deadline for discrimination lawsuit

LAUREL — A federal judge has set an opt-out deadline of Nov. 29 for those eligible for part of a proposed, $1.3-million class-action settlement alleging discriminatory hiring practices at Howard Industries, which was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants. The discrimination was filed by four black women who claimed the […] [...]

GE Aviation to begin hiring for composites plant

by Associated Press Published: October 15,2012

Tags: air, airplane, aviation, composite, defense, employee, employer, employment, hire, hiring, job, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation will begin taking applications Nov. 5 for its new Ellisville-based composites factory. The unit of General Electric Co. made the announcement last week as Gov. Phil Bryant visited the nearly completed plant. The company expects to hire 250 workers within five years to make composite parts for aircraft engines and systems. […] [...]

State’s joblessness rate falls to single digits, lowest since July 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent in February, the lowest level since July 2009. Jobless figures for January had first appeared to dip to 9.9 percent in preliminary numbers, but later were revised up to 10 percent. The state recorded a 10.2 percent unemployment rate in February 2011. The number of […] [...]

GE to open plants, hire 5,000 veterans

by Associated Press Published: February 13,2012

Tags: aviation, employees, employment, expansion, hiring, jobs, manufacturing, veterans, workers

ELLISVILLE — General Electric Co. plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business. The announcements today were part of a four-day event that the global conglomerate is hosting with partners in Washington, D.C., that focuses on issues such as manufacturing and job creation in […] [...]

Baker Donelson recognized for hiring practices

by MBJ Staff Published: December 22,2011

Tags: attorneys, discrimination, hiring, law, law firms, lawyers

JACKSON — The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has received a score of 85 in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This marks a 15-point increase from the firm’s 2011 CEI score. The HRC’s CEI report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of […] [...]

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