Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Ceiling tile factory reopening after four years; to employ 100+

MERIDIAN — CertainTeed will reopen its ceiling tile factory in Meridian, hiring 110 employees by 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials made the announcement today at the company’s plant near Meridian’s Key Field airport. CertainTeed laid off 90 workers at the plant in 2009, citing a depressed construction market. A small number of sales […] [...]

Agency closing 13 WIN Job Centers due to budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says that six full-time and seven part-time WIN Job Centers will close June 21. Executive director Mark Henry says in a news release today that the centers in Iuka and Newton will be open part-time. The cuts are part of across-the-board federal budget reductions that went […] [...]

State’s jobless rate fell to 9.1 percent in April

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate dipped in April, but mainly because fewer people were looking for work. However, a separate survey of employer payrolls continued to rise, suggesting Mississippi’s slow climb out of recession continues. Both sets of figures were released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate fell to […] [...]

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

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

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 […] [...]

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