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REBUILDING — Miss. leads nation in construction job growth

Mississippi’s construction industry finally has hard figures that show it is rebounding. In fact, the state tops the nation in construction employment growth. According to numbers released by the Associated General Contractors, from October 2012 to October 2013, Mississippi added 9,300 construction jobs and posted a gain of 19.1 percent, number one in the U.S. Connecticut (11.0 percent), Louisiana (8.3 ...

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market

Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours — but it’s difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. In this Ted Talk, we explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time. Wingham Rowan is the founder of ...

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Webb: Economy growing slowly, 'boring'

JACKSON — An expert says Mississippi’s economy is growing slowly but still lags behind the pace of the U.S. economy overall. State economist Darrin Webb spoke to lawmakers at the Capitol today. He says the state and nation have a “boring kind of economy” right now, with slow job growth and shaky consumer confidence. Webb says Mississippi was one of ...

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Healthcare expected to have biggest job growth

Mississippi will see a 14.2 percent increase in jobs between 2006 and 2016, according to occupational employment projection information from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) and the Labor Market Information Department. The percentage represents an increase of 195,900 jobs in the 10-year span, and the total projected average annual job openings will be 54,325. The highest growth rate ...

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