Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

BILL CRAWFORD — More jobs, but fewer with jobs, huh?

by Published: January 26,2015

Tags: Alabama, Business, education, jobs, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Politics

“Mississippi added 8,800 more jobs in 2014 than in 2013,” so noted Gov. Phil Bryant in his optimistic State of the State address last week. Over the same period, 16,700 fewer Mississippians had jobs. So says the same report that the governor’s figure came from.   Huh?   The Mississippi Department of Employment Security, as […] [...]

Economist: State’s economy expanding, but jobs are not

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s economy is gradually growing stronger, but the state still has 44,000 fewer jobs now than it did before the recession, state economist Darrin Webb told legislative budget writers Friday. Employment numbers in the state have been up in some months and down in others. “What you see is sort of […] [...]

State study concludes minimum wage hike could clobber job market, slow economic growth

by Published: May 19,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, jobs, Mississippi, Washington

Putting significantly more money into the pockets of Mississippi’s lowest paid workers through a minimum  wage increase to $10.10 an hour could actually deal a hard blow to the state’s jobs picture, personnel income levels and a key indicator of economic health, Gross Domestic Product. So says a report by the University Research Center of […] [...]

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 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 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 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 […] [...]

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