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Mexican restaurants accused of hiring illegal immigrant workers

PEARL RIVER COUNTY — A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court alleges the owner and managers of three Mexican restaurants in Pearl River County conspired to hire illegal immigrant workers and harbor them to avoid detection. The Sun Herald reports the complaint and the investigating agency have identified them as owner Jose Gutierrez and employees Vicente Jimenez Juan Barajas and ...

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Report: Small businesses account for nearly half of state's jobs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Office of Advocacy has released the annual Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories. This is the 16th year Advocacy has published a state-by-state profile of American small business for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The Mississippi profile uses the most recent data available to provide details about the state’s ...

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WIN Job Centers launching education campaign

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is launching a campaign to educate the state’s businesses about the free services available to them through its network of WIN Job Centers. The agency’s job order blitz will run Jan. 17-Feb. 24. WIN Job Center staff will be notifying employers about assistance they can provide for all their employment hiring ...

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'Facebook firing'

The settlement of a complaint issued by the National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) involving the firing of an employee of a Connecticut company who posted negative comments about a supervisor on Facebook could have far-reaching implications. It should have employers in Mississippi taking a harder look at their social media policies to ensure they are not in violation of the ...

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State's stimulus-funded jobs program 'STEPS' returns

JACKSON — The jobs program Mississippi STEPS: Subsidized Transitional Employment Program and Services, restarted yesterday and will run through Dec. 10. Employers who want to participate in STEPS 2 must enroll by Sept. 30 in order to take advantage of the full benefits of the program. This program, known as STEPS 2, will aid small businesses in meeting their workforce ...

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Workers can now check status on E-Verify

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Immigrants and other job seekers in Mississippi as well as four other states and the District of Columbia with questions about their eligibility to work in the United States can now use a government database to verify their own status. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said today that people in Mississippi, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Virginia and Washington, ...

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Hershey workers voting on labor agreement

HERSHEY, Pa. — Workers at the hometown plants of chocolate manufacturer Hershey are voting on a labor deal that could cut hundreds of jobs. Employees began voting this morning on a restructuring agreement that would expand one of the plants in Hershey and turn the original factory built by founder Milton Hershey into an office building. The voting was to ...

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Making the correct hire the first time around

Nobody wants to hire a dud.  The time, energy and money that go into replacing an employee are usually significant. If we all want to hire great people, then it begs the question — how do we do it? Most people scour their investment decisions in significantly more detail than they analyze the decision on whether or not to invest ...

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