Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Employment Security’

State’s unemployment rate falls slightly to 7.4 percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate ticked down to 7.4 percent in January, as a few more people found jobs. A separate survey shows state employer payrolls falling slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes — were released yesterday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. It’s the lowest […] [...]

Heritage Home closing furniture plants

SALTILLO — Heritage Home Group, LLC said yesterday that it will close furniture plants in Saltillo and Thomasville, N.C., as part of a post-bankruptcy restructuring. Heritage told the Mississippi Department of Employment Security that it would cut 480 jobs in Saltillo by March 21. The plant near Tupelo makes upholstered reclining furniture under the Lane […] [...]

Pharmaceutical maker lays off workers; could owe state money

DEKALB — A Kemper County drug maker has laid off about 75 employees, leaving questions about its future and whether it has to repay economic development money. Pharma Pac LLC made the layoffs Dec. 19, according to a notice filed with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. Kemper County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Craig […] [...]

Furnituremaker files for bankruptcy, to lay off nearly 1,500 workers

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — A financially troubled St. Louis, Mo., furniture company that operates several facilities in Mississippi is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is set to lay off its 1,451-person workforce in the state. Furniture Brands International designs, manufactures and markets furniture under a variety of notable brand names, including Broyhill and Thomasville. Its […] [...]

Construction industry sees more confusing numbers

The construction industry has again released statistics that do not seem to quite add up, this time concerning employment. In July, builders recorded a loss of 6,000 jobs in July, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet, construction unemployment fell to 9.1 percent, down from 9.8 percent last month and significant decrease […] [...]

Henry shows others by reaching back and giving

by Martin Willoughby Published: January 31,2013

Tags: GOP, Mark Henry, Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Phil Bryant

Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, “Experience is the teacher of all things.” For leaders, this means that each day is the opportunity to learn, grow, and become a better leader. We can learn from the examples of good and bad leaders and improve upon our own style. We are all leading and extending influence […] [...]

Coast sees more jobs for ‘fragile’ recovery

Christmas sales figures are still anybody’s guess, but new employment numbers for the Mississippi Coast show job growth. That’s the bottom line in the Gulf Coast Business Council’s Economy Snapshot for December, said Scott King, the director of policy and research who puts the numbers together and sorts out what they mean. “The latest job […] [...]

No full Mississippi jobs rebound until end of decade

Mississippi will be nearing the end of this decade before job numbers in manufacturing, leisure & hospitality and several other sectors returns to the pre-recession levels of 2007, state economists say in a new report. The news is not entirely bad, however. The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook reports that the leading indicators […] [...]

Brown leaves MDES

by MBJ Staff Published: December 18,2011

Tags: LaRaye Brown, Les Range, Mississippi Department of Employment Security

Mississippi Department of Employment Security communications manager LaRaye Brown has left the agency. Brown, who joined the agency in August 2010, is relocating to Washington, D.C. MDES director Les Range said he expects to fill the post during the first few months of the new year. During the interim, media calls will be directed to […] [...]

Range named to council

Mississippi Department of Employment Security executive director Les Range has been appointed a member of the Council for a New Economy Workforce. Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Range to the council. Range is actively involved in workforce development issues on national, regional and state levels. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Atlanta’s […] [...]

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