Posts Tagged ‘layoff’

Kmart to close two Coast stores in November

by Associated Press Published: August 1,2013

Tags: close, closure, job, Kmart, layoff, retail, retailer, retailing, store, unemployment

WAVELAND and GULFPORT — Kmart has announced that it will be closing stores in Waveland and Gulfport in south Mississippi. The closings are scheduled for mid-November. The closings mean the only remaining Kmart location in South Mississippi will be on U.S. Highway 49 in Gulfport. Company officials specifically say that location will remain open. The […] [...]

Entergy’s earnings plummet, utility will cut 800 jobs

by Associated Press Published: July 30,2013

Tags: electricity, employee, energy, Entergy Corp., layoff, loss, publicly traded company, utility, worker

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. said its second-quarter net income dropped 55 percent, weighed down by higher expenses and absent a favorable tax ruling received during the prior-year period. The New Orleans-based utility also said today that it is cutting about 800 jobs, or about 5 percent of its workforce of 15,000. It says that […] [...]

City looking at cutting services, workers due to overpaid taxes

by Associated Press Published: July 30,2013

Tags: Brandon, Butch Lee, city, city government, layoff, municipal, municipality, Sales Tax, state goverment, tax

BRANDON — Mayor Butch Lee says the city of Brandon may have to cut services and have layoffs in part from having to repay the state for sales taxes it overpaid the city. The state Department of Revenue says Brandon was overpaid about $1.5 million in sales taxes from 2010 to 2012, money collected from […] [...]

Navistar shuttering plant; 80 workers left jobless

by Associated Press Published: June 20,2013

Tags: close, defense, layoff, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, plant, shutdown, shutter, unemployment

WEST POINT — Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point. Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified today. McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1. […] [...]

Ceiling tile factory reopening after four years; to employ 100+

MERIDIAN — CertainTeed will reopen its ceiling tile factory in Meridian, hiring 110 employees by 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials made the announcement today at the company’s plant near Meridian’s Key Field airport. CertainTeed laid off 90 workers at the plant in 2009, citing a depressed construction market. A small number of sales […] [...]

Meat-slicing facility laying off 100 workers

BOONEVILLE — Plumrose USA has laid off 100 workers at its meat slicing plant in Booneville, Miss. COO Mike Rozzano tells the Daily Corinthian workers were notified last Friday. Rozzano says the plant now has about 320 workers. He says business dictated that Plumrose didn’t need as many people in the plant. Plumrose slices beef, […] [...]

Medicaid to pay Health workers; dozens of jobs saved

JACKSON — Mississippi Medicaid officials will resume paying state Health Department workers to help women with high-risk pregnancies. The agreement, announced Friday, starts June 1 and runs through June 30, 2014. Medicaid has typically paid the Health Department more than $8.5 million a year for the program. The new agreement reverses last month’s decision by […] [...]

Health officials trying to save jobs

JACKSON — Top officials at the Mississippi State Department of Health say they’re trying to prevent layoffs for 41 employees and 41 contract workers who were part of a program to help women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer, said Friday that the social workers were told April 15 their jobs […] [...]

County watching special session, needs jobs

CLAY COUNTY — Lawmakers are meeting in special session today to consider incentives to bring a Japanese tire manufacturer to Clay County. Yokohama Tire Corp. would make industrial tires for trucks and tractors. In a House committee meeting today, lawmakers were told the state would borrow $70 million to buy land, build infrastructure and train […] [...]

Glove manufacturer losses contract, laying off workers

EUPORA — A Eupora manufacturer says the loss of a military contract will lead to layoffs. Officials with Ansell Hawkeye Inc. tell WTVA-TV in Tupelo the layoffs will begin May 9. The company, which employees 100 workers at the Webster County facility, says they expect to permanently layoff as many as 60 production workers. Production […] [...]

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