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Mass layoffs in U.S. fell in July

Employers in the U.S. took 1,609 mass layoff actions in July that resulted in the separation of 143,703 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The number of mass layoff events in July decreased by 38 from the prior month, and the number of associated ...

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Coast city budget cuts force worker layoffs

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs will lay off 12 employees because of budget cuts as the city approaches the adoption of its fiscal year 2010-2011 budget. The Sun Herald reports it remains undisclosed as to what departments will be reducing personnel. On Aug. 3, Mayor Connie Moran and the Board of Alderman adopted a layoff and recall policy for the ...

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Bill aimed at keeping teachers passes Senate

WASHINGTON — Legislation long sought by Democrats to save the jobs of up to 300,000 teachers, police and other public workers passed the Senate yesterday. The 61-39 vote — to be followed by a rush vote next week in the House — should come in time for many school districts to revisit decisions to lay off teachers before the new ...

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Northrop Grumman closing Louisiana shipyard

PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman Corp. will close its Tallulah shipyard in Louisiana before the end of 2010, ending 95 jobs, and will lay off 110 workers at its Avondale yard, also in Louisiana, slated for closure in early 2013, the company said yesterday. Northrop Grumman said work will end around Oct. 29 at Tallulah, followed by total closure of the ...

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Pipe-maker laying off 300 workers

HANCOCK COUNTY — PSL North America has laid off about 300 workers at its Hancock County pipe manufacturing operation. PSL CEO Brian Vail tells the Sea Coast Echo that the layoffs had more to do with the company’s current job ending than with any problems in the industry. PSL North America is located at the Port Bienville Industrial Park. Vail ...

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Navistar cutting 340 workers in West Point

WEST POINT — Officials say Navistar plans to cut approximately 340 employees from its West Point plant by next week. Navistar spokeswoman Elissa Koc told The Commercial Dispatch yesterday that the majority of the 500-employee staff would be released as an order for 1,050 MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP, vehicles nears completion in the coming days. Navistar received ...

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U.S. mass layoffs increased in June

Employers took 1,647 mass layoff actions in June that resulted in the separation of 145,538 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The number of mass layoff events in June increased by 235 from the prior month, and the number of associated initial claims increased ...

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Furniture manufacturer shutters plant

IUKA — An upholstered furniture manufacturer in north Mississippi has gone out of business, putting 35 people out of work. Meridian Furniture Manufacturing occupied a 120,000-square-foot building in Iuka owned by Tishomingo County. Tishomingo County Development Foundation executive director Gary Matthews told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the company was unable to secure operating capital in order to stay open. ...

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Number of mass layoffs in the U.S. increases

Employers took 1,628 mass layoff actions in March that resulted in the separation of 150,864 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Each action involved at least 50 persons from a single employer. The number of mass layoff events in March increased by 58 from ...

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U.S. mass layoffs decline

Employers took 1,570 mass layoff actions in February that resulted in the separation of 155,718 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The number of mass layoff events in February fell by 191 from the prior month, and the number of associated initial claims decreased ...

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