Posts Tagged ‘layoff’

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 […] [...]

State leads nation in increase in unemployment applications

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose to a seasonally adjusted 367,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring. The state data are for the week ended Sept. 22, one week behind the national data. States with the biggest increases are: • Mississippi: Up 3,314, due to people unable to work […] [...]

Apparel company now says it will layoff workers, not close plants

COLUMBUS — An apparel company that’s losing a military contract to the federal prison system says it plans to lay off 50 workers in Alabama and Mississippi rather than idling two plants. American Power Source Inc. says the layoffs in Fayette, Ala., and Columbus are due to the government’s decision to shift an Air Force […] [...]

Magaritaville Casino laying off approximately 200 workers

BILOXI — Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi is laying off about 50 full-time and 150 part-time workers as the summer tourist season ends. CFO Scott King tells the Sun Herald for six weeks the company has been informing employees their jobs would end with summer. Margaritaville hired nearly 1,000 people for its opening […] [...]

Sitel Corp. laying off dozens of workers at call center

Starkville — Sitel Corp. will lay off up to 58 workers from its Starkville call center in September. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Sitel employs nearly 500 people at the Starkville call center. The company does contract work for other companies. Spokesman Andrew Kokes said the people being laid off handled a specialized technical support contract. […] [...]

Cadence consolidating call centers; laying off workers

STARKVILLE — Cadence Bank will lay off 17 workers at its operations center in Starkville. President Mark Abernathy tells the Starkville Daily News the layoffs will occur at the end of September. Abernathy says the Starkville operations will be consolidated with the center in Birmingham, Ala. He says the exact date is not firm. Abernathy […] [...]

Valley State laying off staff due to state budget cuts

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University is laying off about 4 percent of its staff as a response to continued state budget cuts. Spokeswoman TaRessa Stoval tells The Greenwood Commonwealth the 21 employees being laid off include clerical personnel, service personnel and mid-level managers. The cuts take effect June 30. She says the affected […] [...]

Keesler AFB slashing another 38 civilian jobs

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base is scheduled to lose another 38 civilian jobs in 2012 as the Air Force continues it move toward eliminating about 9,000 such workers. The announcement comes two months after Keesler said it would eliminate 68 positions from the civilian work force in the 81st Training Wing and 403rd Wing. […] [...]

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