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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 […] [...]

Cities going in different directions on public transit system

STARKVILLE and VICKSBURG — One city is preparing to open a new public transportation system while another city is struggling to keep its system running. A proposed public transportation system linking the entire Starkville community is on track and should help lower traffic congestion, aid economic development efforts and strengthen the bond between Starkville and […] [...]

Blazon Tube shuttering plant in April

WEST POINT — Twenty-five people will lose their jobs when a welded steel tubing production company shuts down April 1 in West Point. The Daily Times Leader reports Blazon Tube Co. had 75 employees at one time. It had announced in August of 2011 that it might close and since then 50 employees have left. […] [...]

State’s jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in November, the lowest level since February 2009. More people found work even while fewer people were looking, cutting the pool of unemployed people to about 113,000. That’s down 7,000 from October and well below November 2011′s level of 143,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics […] [...]

Sawmill cutting shift; 80 employees left jobless

VICKSBURG — Anderson-Tully Company is shutting down a second shift at its Vicksburg sawmill and is laying off 80 employees by Jan. 4. The company tells the Vicksburg Post the move has been in the works for two months because of a depressed housing market. “This is a core business decision to right-size production to […] [...]

State plans to demand refund from Handy Hardware

Handy Hardware, a Texas-based hardware store cooperative, plans to close its two-year-old Meridian warehouse on Dec. 31, laying off 109 workers. The Mississippi Business Journal earlier reported the facility was closing after receiving a release from the Office of Mayor in Meridian. Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Dan Turner said the state contributed a $3.6 million […] [...]

Mill to be shuttered; nearly 80 workers affected

NATCHEZ — A Natchez plant will shut down operations at its plant near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The Natchez Democrat reports Mississippi River Pulp (formerly Mississippi River Corporation) will close down its recycled fiber mill effective Oct. 31. The closure, which company officials said is due to lack of demand, will affect 79 hourly and […] [...]

Delta casino laying off unspecified number of workers

TUNICA — The Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica has laid off an unspecified number of employees, citing a soft economy, seasonal fluctuations and increased competition. General manager Chuck Miller declined to say how many employees were let go or how many remain. The casino reported 669 employees to the Mississippi Gaming Commission June 30. A […] [...]

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