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Job market improving just in time for college grads

The job market is steadily improving for Mississippi college graduates, with employment recruiters coming in larger numbers to campuses this past academic year, according to college personnel. “It`s a little bit more optimistic than in the past two to three years,” said Luther Epting, director of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Career Center. The various engineering disciplines are the most ...

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Gulfport landmark getting $6-million facelift, 160 employees

GULFPORT – One of the oldest manufacturing operations in Harrison County has a new owner who is planning to spend $6 million in upgrades and hire an additional 160 employees over the next five years in order to produce liquid generic drugs at the 132,000-square-foot factory located on U.S. 49. The factory, which opened in 1947, is a landmark in ...

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New incentives enhance film industry opportunities in state

JACKSON – Legislation aimed at enhancing Mississippi`s growing presence in the film industry received a unanimous vote in both the House of Representatives and Senate on May 2. The Motion Picture Incentive Act now goes to Gov. Haley Barbour for signature to become law, effective July 1. One of the conferees, Rep. Mark Formby of Picayune, said, “It`s a good ...

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