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City trims personnel expenses, but mayor wants deeper cuts

VICKSBURG — Projected personnel expenses in the city of Vicksburg will be reduced by about 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 but are still too high for Mayor George Flaggs Jr., who wants to lower employee costs more. The Vicksburg Post reports that a public hearing on the budget is 7 […] [...]

Man charged with transporting illegal Chinese immigrants

JACKSON — A naturalized U.S. citizen has been charged in Mississippi with transporting two illegal Chinese immigrants who came to the U.S. through Mexico. A criminal complaint in U.S. District Court in Jackson, said the illegal immigrants went from China to Hong Kong to Honduras. The complaint says they traveled through Mexico and crossed the […] [...]

AT&T, union agree to five-day extension of negotiations

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T reports a settlement was not reached with the Communications Workers of America by the 11:59 p.m. EDT Aug. 4 expiration of the core wireline contract in the Southeast region, but the company and union have agreed to a five-day extension of contract negotiations. The contract was extended until 11:59 p.m. EDT […] [...]

Magazine awards Silver Shovel to MDA for job creation

JACKSON — Area Development magazine, an economic development publication covering site selection and facility planning, has awarded Mississippi a 2012 Silver Shovel Award. Now in their seventh year, Area Development’s annual Shovel Awards recognize state economic development agencies that drive significant job creation through innovative policies, infrastructure improvements, processes and promotions that attract new businesses […] [...]

General Atomics breaks ground for plant expansion

SHANNON — General Atomics’ Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA EMS) broke ground today on an expansion to its existing 127,000-square-foot facility in Shannon. The expansion project represents a $12 million corporate investment and will create 25 additional direct jobs over the next three years, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). From its Shannon location in […] [...]

City again delays move of employees into Metrocenter

JACKSON — The city of Jackson is changing the date again for moving around 300 employees to the Metrocenter. The Clarion-Ledger reports the big move now will go down before the end of July. The relocation of a handful of city departments has now had at least six projected move-in dates. October 1 was pushed […] [...]

Florida man pleads guilty to temporary work visa fraud

GULFPORT — A 41-year-old Florida businessman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit visa fraud by obtaining fraudulent temporary work visas for workers from the Philippines for Mississippi jobs. The Sun Herald reports Michael V. Lombardi, of West Palm Beach, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing Aug. 6. […] [...]

MNI reports state’s industrial workforce grew by half-percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Industrial employment in Mississippi increased by about a half percent over the past 12 months, according to the 2012 Mississippi Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News Inc. (MNI) of Evanston, Ill. MNI reports Mississippi gained 694 industrial jobs between February 2011 and February 2012. Mississippi is now home […] [...]

TVA to cut positions due to slumping sales, looming expenses

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority will seek to cut less than 1,000 positions as it faces a drop in electricity sales driven by an unusually warm winter and looming expenses, including an over-budget effort to finish building a nuclear reactor in Tennessee. TVA officials reported that the electricity supplier brought in roughly $5.2 […] [...]

Study: State’s economy saw ‘rough year’ in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The April 2012 issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook, a quarterly publication replacing the bi-annual Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook, is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast for 2012 to […] [...]

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