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Williams takes on role with State Workforce Investment Board

DENNIS SEID, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal After 30 years in the community college system, including the past 13 as vice president of economic and community services at Itawamba Community College, James Williams has a new job. Williams recently was named the executive director of the Mississippi’s State Workforce Board, and he hopes his experience in Northeast Mississippi will help bring ...

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Children won't lose welfare if parents fail drug test

JACKSON — Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent’s benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services. The state’s welfare drug-testing law was supposed to take effect July 1, but it was delayed after advocates for low-income families said the agency originally proposed administrative ...

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DHS attorney claims salary comes up short

An attorney in the Mississippi Department of Human Services’ Child Support Enforcement Division is suing the agency, claiming his salary has been lower than allowed by state law. William Satterfield, who has been with DHS’ Harrison County office since 2009, filed the lawsuit March 1 in Hinds County Chancery Court. Listed as defendants are Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi State Personnel ...

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Nations named administrator

Robert Nations Jr. of Jackson has been appointed administrator of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Nations has worked for the state court system for 11 years. He served as editor of opinions for the Court of Appeals for the past four years. He was senior law clerk for former Supreme Court Justice Chuck Easley for seven years. Nations worked for ...

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Leaders hope to spark economic growth with STEPS

By NASH NUNNERY I STAFF WRITER nash.nunnery@msbusiness.com State leaders hope that a new program to encourage Mississippi employers to begin hiring more workers is the next “step” in sparking a sluggish economy. A joint venture of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Employment Security, Mississippi STEPS (Subsidized Transitional Employment Program and Services) was introduced last week at ...

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