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Webb: Government is state’s top employer

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says government is Mississippi’s largest employer these days. That’s a big change from 20 years ago, when manufacturing held the top spot in the state. Webb says Mississippi lost manufacturing jobs after the North American Free Trade Agreement was put in place in the 1990s. Webb told House Appropriations […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Tupelo hospital lays off more than 100 workers

TUPELO — North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo has laid off 109 employees. A statement from a NMHS says the cuts are across the board. The hospital has declined to give specific numbers or positions being eliminated. Chief medical officer Dr. Mark Williams says the reductions were prompted by the ongoing shift from inpatient to […] [...]

Bank bringing corporate center to Alabama; adding 100 jobs

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank is locating a corporate center in Montgomery, Ala., that will have 200 employees. Bank officials say 100 of the jobs will be new to the company. The bank’s new corporate center will be located on two floors of the Capitol Commerce Center, which was once home to Colonial Bank. Hancock’s chief […] [...]

Pipe fittings manufacturer finds site for plant

ACKERMAN — Mississippi Forge, a manufacturer of pipe fittings, will locate a plant in Ackerman in North Mississippi. The company announced yesterday that the $9-million corporate investment will create 60 new jobs over three years. Mississippi Forge is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same facility once housed Taylor Forge, which […] [...]

Siemens Energy adding workers at Richland plant

RICHLAND — Siemens Energy Inc. has added 40 new jobs at the central Mississippi plant where it makes high-voltage transmission equipment. Mississippi Development Authority says in a news release that the jobs are for the production of transformers. Employment is now about 400 at the plant in Richland. Gov. Phil Bryant and other officials gathered […] [...]

Personnel Board exec: State workers growing old

JACKSON — One-third of Mississippi state government’s workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. Deanne Mosley, executive director of the state Personnel Board, said the employees nearing retirement age are many of the state’s leaders and supervisors. “They have an incredible amount of institutional knowledge,” Mosley told legislative leaders recently. One […] [...]

Connecticut company bringing operations to Delta port

ROSEDALE — Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a global merchandiser of oilseeds, grains, feed and rice, will invest $20 million in a grain elevator and barge loading facility at the Port of Rosedale along the Mississippi River. Louis Dreyfus Commodities expects the Rosedale Port terminal to create up to 10 new jobs by the time it begins […] [...]

Lumber company expanding, adding new workers

BALDWYN — Maple Land and Timber has announced the company is expanding its operation located near Baldwyn. The plant, which operates as American Land and Timber, will produce lumber for export to overseas markets. The expansion includes the addition of a new sawmill and the construction of a 20,000-square-foot facility. The project represents a $1.95 […] [...]

Conveyor component-maker cuts ribbon for expanded plant

CLARKSDALE — Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Metso cut the ribbon this past weekend on the company’s expanded operations in Clarksdale. Metso announced in September 2012 it would increase its conveyor component operations at the Clarksdale location. The project represents a $4-million company investment, and it created 30 new jobs and retained 61 jobs, […] [...]

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