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Supervisors move to buy warehouse for Genesis Energy project

NATCHEZ — A chance to help a local industry speed up a $30-million investment has prompted the Adams County Board of Supervisors to simplify what had become a complex process to purchase large warehouse near the Natchez-Adams County Port. The county had originally planned to help purchase the building through a complicated agreement that would have a third-party holding the ...

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Governor, MDA director headed to Paris Air Show

JACKSON — A group including Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Development Authority director Brent Christensen will attend next week’s Paris Air Show. MDA will send a five other people besides Christensen. Agency spokeswoman Marlo Dorsey says they will man a booth showcasing Mississippi. She says the state’s delegation has meetings scheduled with dozens of high-ranking executives to discuss possibilities to ...

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Ex-MSU president to steer hiring for Yokohama Tire plant

WEST POINT — Former University of Alabama chancellor and Mississippi State University president Malcolm Portera begins work this month to ensure that locals get jobs at a tire plant being built in West Point. The Commercial Dispatch says Portera’s new role will be to make sure that jobs at the Yokohama Tire Corporation are filled predominantly by people living in ...

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More than 200 employees take early retirement from BancorpSouth

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has released the final results of the company’s previously announced voluntary early retirement program, which was offered to certain employees as a part of ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and operating performance.  All responses were due, subject to applicable rescission rights, on or before May 23. Of the 418 employees who were eligible to participate in ...

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Ceiling tile factory reopening after four years; to employ 100+

MERIDIAN — CertainTeed will reopen its ceiling tile factory in Meridian, hiring 110 employees by 2016. Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials made the announcement today at the company’s plant near Meridian’s Key Field airport. CertainTeed laid off 90 workers at the plant in 2009, citing a depressed construction market. A small number of sales and distribution employees were retained. ...

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Study: Coast county created 4,000 jobs in half-decade

JACKSON COUNTY — A University of Southern Mississippi economic study shows that nearly 4,000 new jobs have been created in the Jackson County area in the last five years because of local companies’ investments. The figures were released by the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation. The Mississippi Press reports the study estimates the jobs carry about $231 million in yearly ...

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Agency closing 13 WIN Job Centers due to budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says that six full-time and seven part-time WIN Job Centers will close June 21. Executive director Mark Henry says in a news release today that the centers in Iuka and Newton will be open part-time. The cuts are part of across-the-board federal budget reductions that went into effect on March 1. ...

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Telecom adding workers on heels of Project VIP

PEARL — AT&T is hiring. That was the telecommunication company’s message at Gov. Phil Bryant ‘s Job Fair Network. It is currently looking to fill more than 250 job openings in Mississippi, including more than 225 new jobs. The majority of new jobs are in the Network and Call Center organizations. Many of the new positions are the result of ...

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Genesis Energy doubling capacity, adding workers

NATCHEZ — Genesis Energy plans to more than double its railcar capacity at its terminal in the Natchez-Adams County Port. The Natchez Democrat reports the expansion will create approximately 20 new jobs, including 15 equipment operators and five professional staff. The announcement comes as the company finalized its first phase — which includes 40 railcar spots — in Natchez. That ...

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State's jobless rate fell to 9.1 percent in April

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate dipped in April, but mainly because fewer people were looking for work. However, a separate survey of employer payrolls continued to rise, suggesting Mississippi’s slow climb out of recession continues. Both sets of figures were released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate fell to 9.1 percent from 9.4 percent ...

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