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Bryant unveils new ‘Mississippi Works’ committee

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant yesterday announced the creation of the “Mississippi Works” committee, a group tasked with spurring long-term economic development through new and established industries, from health care to energy. Bryant announced the initiative to a crowd of hundreds who gathered at the Jackson Convention Center for the 63rd annual meeting of the […] [...]

State’s joblessness rate falls to single digits, lowest since July 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent in February, the lowest level since July 2009. Jobless figures for January had first appeared to dip to 9.9 percent in preliminary numbers, but later were revised up to 10 percent. The state recorded a 10.2 percent unemployment rate in February 2011. The number of […] [...]

Bryant baffled by opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said he doesn’t understand some of the opposition that’s developed to an immigration-enforcement bill, particularly from businesses that say they don’t hire illegal immigrants, anyway. “If they’re not hiring illegal immigrants I am baffled as to why they think this law would be detrimental to their work,” Bryant told reporters […] [...]

Contractors, ag groups join opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they’re against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi. Their opposition indicates growing political difficulties for a bill supported by first-term Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who won office last November with the help of tea party groups and […] [...]

Unannounced, mystery sand-drying plant recruiting workers

PICAYUNE — A company building a sand-drying plant to service the oil industry will be taking applications Friday and Saturday for 40 to 50 jobs. The job recruiting will take place at Picayune City Hall. The Picayune Item reports Alliance Consulting Group, LLC has advertised in the newspaper for a plant manager, laboratory manager, production […] [...]

Saf-T-Cart expanding operations for second time in five years

CLARKSDALE — Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel welding carts and storage products for various commercial and industrial applications, is expanding its operations in Clarksdale in order to accommodate an increase in production, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). The project represents a company investment of $240,000 and will create 20 new jobs. The company currently […] [...]

Groups voice opposition to immigration enforcement legislation

JACKSON — Four influential groups in Mississippi say they’re opposing an immigration enforcement bill because of unanswered questions about how it would affect police agencies and local government. The Associated Press obtained a letter sent to senators yesterday by the heads of the Mississippi Municipal League and the associations of sheriffs, police chiefs and county […] [...]

Cochran cosponsoring resolution of disapproval over proposed H-2B changes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will support legislation to stop the implementation of new federal regulations governing a temporary foreign worker visa program, saying the regulatory changes are flawed and detrimental to seasonal industries like shrimping on the Gulf Coast. Cochran announced that he would cosponsor a joint resolution of disapproval challenging the […] [...]

Cochran supporting bill to stop new regulations for H-2B program

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will support legislation to stop the implementation of new federal regulations governing a temporary foreign worker visa program, saying the regulatory changes are flawed and detrimental to seasonal industries like shrimping on the Gulf Coast. Cochran announced that he would cosponsor a joint resolution of disapproval challenging the […] [...]

High-tech training programs coming to new center

by Published: March 19,2012

Tags: education, high-tech, jobs, training, workers, workforce

OLIVE BRANCH — Four high-tech programs are planned for a new Regional Technology and Training Center in Olive Branch. They will include two career programs recently approved by Mississippi — public safety and transportation/logistics, The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/Ab6Ddo) reported. The center also will offer programs in health sciences and industrial maintenance. “We prepare kids for […] [...]

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