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UMMC letting go 115 workers, cites weak demand

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is reducing the size of its workforce by approximately 115 employees. Coupled with a decision to not fill 90 vacant positions, the UMMC workforce will be about 2 percent smaller than it was at the end of 2011, according to Dr. James E. Keeton, vice chancellor for […] [...]

OMNOVA to end manufacturing operations in Columbus

COLUMBUS — OMNOVA Solutions of Fairlawn, Ohio, has sold certain assets of its North American commercial wallcovering business to J. Josephson Inc., a private commercial wallcovering producer based in New Jersey. The sale includes printing cylinders, certain equipment, trademarks, contracts and other assets associated with OMNOVA’s domestically-produced commercial wallcovering brands. The sale excludes OMNOVA’s Columbus […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Emergency funds awarded for workers affected by oil spill

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker reports the award of a $5-million federal grant to Mississippi to provide employment assistance for workers who are laid off because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The National Emergency Grant was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor to allow the State of Mississippi […] [...]

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