Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Meat-slicing facility laying off 100 workers

BOONEVILLE — Plumrose USA has laid off 100 workers at its meat slicing plant in Booneville, Miss. COO Mike Rozzano tells the Daily Corinthian workers were notified last Friday. Rozzano says the plant now has about 320 workers. He says business dictated that Plumrose didn’t need as many people in the plant. Plumrose slices beef, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

State’s unemployment rate fell slightly in March

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped in March, as more people found jobs and fewer people sought them. The decrease came after two months of increases. The report by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics lined up with a separate survey showing employer payrolls continue to creep up in Mississippi. The jobless rate fell […] [...]

Most Southern cities see drop in unemployment rates

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: economy, employee, employer, job, unemployment, unemployment rate, work, worker

SOUTHERN U.S. — Unemployment rates fell in more than 80 percent of large U.S. cities in February from January, suggesting that strong hiring that month benefited the vast majority of the country. The Labor Department says rates fell in 311 of the nation’s 372 largest metro areas. They rose in 45 and were unchanged in […] [...]

Airport tower manager, crew to be out of work

TUPELO — Despite a temporary reprieve, Doug Metz and his four co-workers still face unemployment. Metz is the air traffic control manager at Tupelo Regional Airport, where the tower is among 149 across the country being closed by the Federal Aviation Administration on June 15. An air traffic controller with more than 30 years of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

January unemployment jumped more than half-percent

by Associated Press Published: March 13,2013

Tags: employment, job, jobless, state agency, unemployment, unemployment rate, work, worker

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment jumped to 9.3 percent in January, wiping out almost a year’s worth of job gains. The state’s unemployment rate was 8.6 percent in December and 10 percent rate in January 2012. The number of people who reported having a job fell even as the state’s labor force shrank. Mississippi reported […] [...]

Blazon Tube shuttering plant in April

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2013

Tags: close, employee, facility, layoff, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant, shut down, unemployment, work, worker

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. […] [...]

MDES offering disaster assistance in two storm-torn counties

FORREST COUNTY and LAMAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says individuals in Forrest and Lamar counties unable to work because of the recent tornadoes and storms may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. MDES officials say in a news release that people who live or work in one of the affected counties and […] [...]

USPS closing processing center, relocating to Memphis

TUPELO — The mail processing center is closing this week in Tupelo, and the workload is being transferred to Memphis. The move is a part of the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to right its business model by consolidating processing centers. USPS spokeswoman Enola Rice tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal no one should notice a […] [...]

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