Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

State’s unemployment rate falls slightly to 7.4 percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate ticked down to 7.4 percent in January, as a few more people found jobs. A separate survey shows state employer payrolls falling slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes — were released yesterday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. It’s the lowest […] [...]

Saks or no Saks? Apparel retailer’s takeover by Hudson Bay causes jitters over Saks’ Jackson ops center

by Ted Carter Published: October 11,2013

Tags: Business, jobs, Mississippi, Saks Fifth Avenue

Canadian retail apparel giant Hudson Bay Co.’s $2.9 billion acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue and its plan to trim $100 million (Canadian) in back office costs could have consequences for Saks’ longtime operations center in Jackson and its approximately 600 employees. Some of the anxiety in Jackson comes from Hudson Bay’s relocation of its information […] [...]

Bryant: Get government out of health care

JACKSON — Mississippi needs to pursue private investment in health care businesses to promote job creation and improve the quality of life, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant told an audience of about 700 people Thursday at a state chamber of commerce event. The state has long been one of the poorest in the nation, and it […] [...]

HARDWICK: It’s all about the jobs

by Phil Hardwick Published: August 16,2013

Tags: economic development, jobs, Phil Bryants, Phil Hardwick

“As I said in my inaugural address, my first job is to make sure every Mississippian has a job.” — Gov. Phil Bryant State of the State Address — Jan. 24, 2012   “So we should be doing everything we can as a country to create more good jobs that pay good wages. Period.” — […] [...]

State board ensures college programs are meeting workforce needs

Seven years ago the State Workforce Investment Board was established with a mission to help ensure a viable, well-trained workforce for Mississippi. The board is made up of a diverse group representing the various private sectors and public entities, especially public education, and works in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Jay Moon, […] [...]

Former CEO Fred Carl told Viking employees in emails to expect few changes

by Clay Chandler Published: February 8,2013

Tags: Fred Carl, Greenwood, jobs, Middleby Corp., Viking Range Corp.

Viking Range Corp. founder and former CEO Fred Carl Jr. broke the news of the company’s sale to Middleby Corp. to his employees in an email sent on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. In the email, obtained by the Mississippi Business Journal, Carl says that Viking is in good hands, that the sale will […] [...]

Teleflex bringing distribution center to DeSoto County

OLIVE BRANCH — Medical equipment maker Teleflex Inc. is locating a distribution center in Olive Branch. The Limerick, Pa.-based company says it expects to employ 225 workers within four years of operation. The company will locate into an existing 627,000-square-foot facility. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance through the Momentum Mississippi Incentives program and guidance […] [...]

Genesis Energy to create new jobs for handling of dilbit

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2012

Tags: bitumen, diluent, distribution, employee, employment, energy, fuel, handling, jobs, materials, mine, mining, transportation, work, worker

NATCHEZ — Genesis Energy L.P. says it plans to create 20 jobs in Adams County to handle the transportation of a product made from bitumen. The Natchez Democrat reports the Houston, Texas-based company is partnering with Southern Pacific Resource Corp. to transport dilbit, a combination of diluent and bitumen, to Gulf Coast refineries. The newspaper […] [...]

Housing organization’s funding cuts could cost police jobs

NATCHEZ — Dramatic funding cuts for the Natchez Housing Authority have caused the authority to cut spending, which could include $60,000 for salaries of two Natchez police officers. Director Alan Ingram tells The Natchez Democrat the authority has paid the city $60,000 for several years for two extra patrol officers to provide security at the […] [...]

Magazine awards Silver Shovel to MDA for job creation

JACKSON — Area Development magazine, an economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning, has awarded Mississippi a 2012 Silver Shovel Award. Now in their seventh year, Area Development’s annual Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes and promotions that attract new businesses […] [...]

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