Posts Tagged ‘layoffs’

TVA to cut positions due to slumping sales, looming expenses

by Associated Press Published: May 6,2012

Tags: electricity, employment, energy, expenses, jobs, layoffs, sales, unemployment, utilities, Weather, workers

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority will seek to cut less than 1,000 positions as it faces a drop in electricity sales driven by an unusually warm winter and looming expenses, including an over-budget effort to finish building a nuclear reactor in Tennessee. TVA officials reported that the electricity supplier brought in roughly $5.2 […] [...]

State’s joblessness rate falls to single digits, lowest since July 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent in February, the lowest level since July 2009. Jobless figures for January had first appeared to dip to 9.9 percent in preliminary numbers, but later were revised up to 10 percent. The state recorded a 10.2 percent unemployment rate in February 2011. The number of […] [...]

Landrum: Bill would mean loss of jobs at mental health facilities

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2012

Tags: appropriations, budget, health, health care, jobs, layoffs, mental health, public health, state budget, state government, workers

JACKSON — The chairman of the state Board of Mental Health says if the Legislature goes ahead with present budget proposals, it could mean the loss of jobs at facilities across Mississippi. Robert Landrum of Ellisville, the mental health board chairman, told Jones County supervisors this week that budget cuts before the Legislature would reduce […] [...]

Koppers Holding closing plant; nearly 50 left jobless

by Associated Press Published: February 20,2012

Tags: Closing, facility, forestry, jobs, layoffs, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, trees, unemployment, wood, workers

GRENADA — Koppers Holdings Inc., which produces carbon compounds and wood treatment products, says it will close a facility in Grenada because of low levels of profitability that show no signs of future improvement. Pittsburgh-based Koppers said in a news release that the wood treating plant in Grenada, which employed about 46 people, shut down […] [...]

Sara Lee closing plant; 150-plus workers left unemployed

by Associated Press Published: January 27,2012

Tags: Closing, food, jobs, layoffs, manufascturing, plant, unemployment, workers

SHANNON — Sara Lee says it will close a plant in Shannon by the end of March putting 155 people out of work, according to a report by WTVA-TV. WTVA says in an email it received from Illinois-based Sara Lee, the company says the work done in Shannon will transfer to plants in Kentucky and […] [...]

IP Casino lays off ‘dozens’ of workers in ‘right-sizing’

BILOXI — IP Casino has laid off employees at its Biloxi gambling house. General manager Jack Bernsmeier tells The Sun Herald the layoffs were modest and was “in the dozens.” Bernsmeier says the layoffs this week were across all departments. He says those workers can apply for jobs at 16 Boyd casinos in six states. […] [...]

Keesler AFB trimming 68 civilian positions

by MBJ Staff Published: November 4,2011

Tags: budget, defense, employees, employment, jobs, layoffs, military, staff reductions, unemployment, workers

BILOXI — As a result of Air Force reductions in the civilian work force, Keesler Air Force Base is slated to lose 68 civilian positions in 2012. This reduction is in response to direction from the Secretary of Defense for the Department of Defense to keep civilian manpower costs capped at fiscal year 2010 levels. […] [...]

First M&F to close five branches, four in Mississippi

by Associated Press Published: November 3,2011

Tags: banking and finance, Banks, branches, Closing, financial institutions, layoffs, staff reductions

KOSCIUSCKO — First M&F Corp., the parent of Kosciusko-based M&F Bank, will close five branches and reduce staff. Chairman/CEO Hugh Potts Jr. tells The Clarion-Ledger that the bank’s intent is to now focus on a few locations to achieve higher levels of performance and efficiency. M&F Bank will close a branch in in Ridgeland and […] [...]

MDES cutting workers due to budget shortfall

by For the MBJ Published: June 23,2011

Tags: budget, employment, jobs, layoffs, state government, unemployment

JACKSON — Faced with a $6-million funding shortfall, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security will release 40 non-status team members by the end of July. Given changing customer demands and available-federal funding, the agency expects affected employees to be able to apply for more than 30 open positions. Jobs, which will vary by region of […] [...]

Heartland Catfish temporarily laying off workers

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2011

Tags: agriculture, aquaculture, catfish, employment, jobs, layoffs, unemployment

ITTA BENA — Heartland Catfish has announced that employees at its plants in Mississippi and Alabama will face temporary layoffs or reduced hours over the next four months. Danny Walker, CEO for Itta Bena-based Heartland, told the Greenwood Commonwealth that the company, like others in the industry, is being squeezed by a shortage of live […] [...]

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