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TVA to cut positions due to slumping sales, looming expenses

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority will seek to cut less than 1,000 positions as it faces a drop in electricity sales driven by an unusually warm winter and looming expenses, including an over-budget effort to finish building a nuclear reactor in Tennessee. TVA officials reported that the electricity supplier brought in roughly $5.2 billion in revenue during the ...

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Study: State's economy saw 'rough year' in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The April 2012 issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook, a quarterly publication replacing the bi-annual Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook, is now available online at www.mississippi.edu/URC. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast for 2012 to 2017, and includes detailed employment ...

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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 Mississippi Economic Council. He said ...

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County to spend $5.1 million for levee at KiOR site

ADAMS COUNTY — Adams County will spend $5.1 million to put up a levee at the industrial site where a biofuels company intends to locate. Biofuels company KiOR said Monday it would locate its second Mississippi production facility in Natchez, a move that will create 300 jobs. The facility will be built on a 120-acre tract of land comprised of ...

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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 unemployed people fell to 128,000 ...

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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 supervisors, instrumentation-electrical technicians, mechanics, laboratory ...

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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 employs 55 workers. “Saf-T-Cart is ...

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High-tech training programs coming to new center

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 college,” DeSoto County Schools Supt. ...

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Beneke Magnolia purchases Sanderson Plumbing

COLUMBUS — Beneke Magnolia Inc. has acquired Sanderson Plumbing Products Inc. (SPPI). Terms were not disclosed. The purchase will ensure SPPI’s Columbus facility will continue to operate and will result in the retention of 400 jobs for area residents, according to the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). Established as the Findeisen-Kropf Manufacturing Company in Chicago, SPPI has been manufacturing toilet seats since ...

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Unemployment rate falls below 10 percent for first time since 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 percent in January, as the number of people with jobs rose. It’s the first time unemployment has dipped below 10 percent in the state since September 2009. The jobless rate was down from 10.4 percent in December and 10.5 percent in January 2011. Despite the decrease, Mississippi had the fifth-highest jobless ...

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