Posts Tagged ‘workforce’

State’s jobless rate drops half-point, but workforce decreased

by Associated Press Published: August 19,2013

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, employee, employer, employment, job, jobless, labor, unemployment, work, worker, workforce

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell by a half percentage point to 8.5 percent in July, hitting lowest level in more than four years, but only because the state’s labor force shrank. A separate survey showed state employer payrolls fell slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes — […] [...]

Ex-MSU president to steer hiring for Yokohama Tire plant

WEST POINT — Former University of Alabama chancellor and Mississippi State University president Malcolm Portera begins work this month to ensure that locals get jobs at a tire plant being built in West Point. The Commercial Dispatch says Portera’s new role will be to make sure that jobs at the Yokohama Tire Corporation are filled […] [...]

Automaker’s workforce to get pay raise this fall

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: automaker, automobile, Automotive, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, pay, payroll, salary, vehicle, workforce

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. will raise pay for its employees in Mississippi and Tennessee. The company has told its employees it will increase their wages starting in October at its Canton and Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plants, as well as its Decherd, Tenn., engine plant. Nissan says pay will go up by 55 cents an […] [...]

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 […] [...]

City, county to operate career training center

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: appropriation, city, county, education, funding, government, learning, municipal, municipality, student, supervisor, train, training, workforce

OLIVE BRANCH — The DeSoto County school system’s new Career Technology Center in Olive Branch will be maintained with a big helping hand from the city of Olive Branch and DeSoto County. The Commercial Appeal reports the board unanimously approved an interlocal agreement with Olive Branch and the county to pay maintenance costs for the […] [...]

New career tech center prepares for first students

by Associated Press Published: October 29,2012

Tags: career, city, county, government, learn, learning, skill, teach, teaching, technology, train, training, workforce

OLIVE BRANCH — DeSoto County School’s new career technology center is almost finished. The career technology center, located in the Olive Branch Metro Industrial Park, is expected to be filled with students within a few days. DeSoto County Schools partnered financially with the City of Olive Branch and DeSoto County government to renovate the warehouse […] [...]

Board still mulling new vo-tech school after JBHM presentation

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: architect, architecture, board, county, design, drawing, government, plan, school, skill, supervisor, vocational-technical, workforce

COLUMBUS — The Lowndes County School Board continues to explore adding a vocational-technical school to the district. The next steps will involve gauging student interest and district needs, evaluating site possibilities and identifying potential funding sources. The Commercial Dispatch reports school board members and a couple of Lowndes County supervisors responded positively to a recent […] [...]

Health care workforce study shows shortage of caregivers

by Associated Press Published: October 2,2012

Tags: caregiver, doctor, education, health, health care, higher education, nurse, physician, public health, study, university, workforce

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — Of Mississippi’s 82 counties, 39 do not have a pediatrician serving the area and 49 have a designated shortage of primary care health care workers. These are just a few facts found among a collection of information on the state’s health care workforce in the newly revamped Northeast Mississippi Area Health Education […] [...]

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

by MBJ Staff Published: May 7,2012

Tags: directory, employment, industrial, jobs, manufacturer, manufacturing, media, work, workers, workforce

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 […] [...]

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