Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Department of Employment Security’

Brown leaves MDES

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 […] [...]

Demands of solvency…

State trust for unemployment insurance raises taxable employee wage to $14,000 Mississippi employers who laid off workers in the first quarter have seen a doubling of the amount of wages for which they pay a state assessment for unemployment insurance. The taxable wage rose from $7,000 to $14,000 of each employee’s annual wages. The higher […] [...]

Self-employment assistance bill dies at deadline

A bill that had significant support from some of the state’s most influential business groups was among the casualties of last week’s committee deadline. Senate Bill 2770 would have made those who are unemployed and who are in the process of starting a small business eligible to continue receiving unemployment benefits. It died in the […] [...]

Range will replace Favre at MDES

Deputy executive director for Department of Employment Securities takes over at month’s end   Tommye Dale Favre is retiring as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), ending a memorable six-year run. There have been sweeping changes at the MDES under Favre’s leadership. Fortunately, the agency’s new leader was there through all […] [...]

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