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Northrop, Isle of Capri lays off workers

PASCAGOULA and BILOXI — Layoffs are on the way at a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and at a shipyard. Northrop Grumman yesterday confirmed a WLOX television report that it laid off 76 workers Friday. A company statement issued by spokesman Bill Glenn notes the cyclical nature of the shipbuilding industry. Meanwhile, WLOX reports that the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi ...

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Workers laid off after mayor, aldermen get pay raise

WAVELAND — The City of Waveland has laid off 11 workers and reduced four full-time positions to part-time. The Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 early yesterday morning after a 3½-hour executive session that began Tuesday night. Mayor David Garcia says the move was made because of shortfalls in the budget. The layoffs include seven public works employees, which includes the ...

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Northrop cutting workers at Virginia shipyard

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. said today it is cutting 380 salaried jobs at its Newport News shipbuilding facility, citing a need to control costs. The company that builds submarines and aircraft carriers for the Navy said the reduction of about 2 percent of its 20,000 workers at the shipyard was necessary to improve efficiency and ...

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City passes budget with no tax hike, layoffs possible

WAVELAND — The Waveland City Council has approved a $6.65-million budget that won’t increase property taxes. Mayor Tommy Longo said it may include employee layoffs, but that’s at the discretion of the department heads. Alderman Charles Piazza voted against the budget on Wednesday. Longo tells The Sun Herald that the council chose to cut $675,000 across the board. He said ...

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Coast hospital lays off nearly 50 workers

GULFPORT — Forty-seven employees have been laid off at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Gary Marchand, the hospitals president and CEO, says the layoffs came Friday and included 35 full-time employees. He says 10 nurses were laid off. Marchard said yesterday that Memorial Hospital is trying to offset an anticipated $11 million shortfall related to reimbursement reductions from Medicare and Medicaid. ...

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Budget cuts force layoffs at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi will lay off faculty and staff and other reductions to address an anticipated reduction of $15 million in funding from the state in 2012. WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg reports that university president Martha Saunders outlined the reductions in a letter to faculty and staff. Saunders said in the letter that the planned were “especially ...

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Baptist gives pink slips to nearly 200 workers

JACKSON — Baptist Medical Center has given pink slips to 186 employees as part of its attempt to cut more than $16 million. CEO Kurt Metzner tells The Clarion-Ledger that the first pink slips came last week, and the latest ones came yesterday. He said those people can apply for 136 job openings. Metzner offered no explanation why those openings ...

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Viking Range laying off more workers

GREENWOOD — A Viking Range Corp. executive confirms that the upscale appliance manufacturer has laid off 18 more workers in Greenwood. The Greenwood Commonwealth says Bill Crump, Viking’s director of government affairs and executive assistant to the president, confirmed the layoffs late last week in a one-sentence e-mail. He said most of the workers were temporary and the layoffs were ...

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Survey: Number of displaced workers soars

From Jan. 2007 through Dec. 2009, 6.9 million workers were displaced from jobs they had held for at least three years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. This was nearly twice as many as were displaced for the survey period covering Jan. 2005 to Dec. 2007. In Jan. 2010, about half of displaced workers were reemployed, down from about ...

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Northrop Grumman to cut hundreds of workers

PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corp. plans to lay off 642 workers at its Pascagoula shipyard by the end of the year, the company said yesterday. The first 292 affected workers were notified under a federal law requiring 60 days notice of layoffs that affect 500 or more people. The company said that the layoffs are due to the cyclical nature ...

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