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United Furniture adding another 100 workers

United Furniture Industries is adding 100 jobs as it locates distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren. Fifty manufacturing jobs will be created in Wren, plus another 50 will be added throughout United’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona facilities. United Furniture currently has  operations in several Mississippi locations, including Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona, Vardaman and […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona3 Comments

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Site plan updated for Walmart Neighborhood Market on South Gloster

An updated site plan has been submitted for the Walmart Neighborhood Market on South Gloster Street near Crosstown. As previously reported, it will be built between Bim Bam Burgers & Wings and The Imaging Center. The 42,619-square-foot store will also have a fuel center in front of the store. Still no word on when the […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant shakes hands with Rooms To Go CEO Jeffrey Seaman after at the ground breaking ceremony for H.M. Richards Monday morning in Baldwyn, which will create 500 jobs in the area.

ICYMI: H.M. Richards expanding, adding 500 jobs

Here’s a link to the full story in today’s Daily Journal regarding H.M. Richards’ announcement yesterday it was expanding and adding 500 jobs. A few excerpts: For the ninth time in its 18-year history, upholstered furniture maker H.M. Richards is expanding. The latest addition, announced Monday at the company’s sprawling, 900,000-square-foot campus in the Harry A. […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Big announcement this morning at H.M. Richards

UPDATE: Apologies fot the late update, but if you followed me on Twitter you know by now that 500 jobs are coming with an $8 million expansion. About 100 have already been hired, but the rest will have to wait until the 280,000-square-foot addition is built. —————– original post ———- An “economic development announcement” is […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Academy Sports, now employing 100, opening July 3 in Tupelo

Academy Sports is having its soft opening in Tupelo on July 3, and the store has already hired 100 employees. Store director Michael Horne said applications still are being accepted; however, applicants need to go online at the Academy Sports website. “There’s a lot of excitement,” Horne said, when asked about the feedback he and employees […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Economic development, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant, New Albany mayor Tim Kent, and Emerald Home Furnishings president David Beckmann stand ready to hammer the first bolts of the expansion project which will create 150 jobs Wednesday morning in New Albany.

ICYMI: 300 jobs coming to Northeast Mississippi

It was a good day in Northeast Mississippi yesterday, with the announcement that two companies were bringing a total of 300 jobs to the area. Here’s an excerpt from the story in today’s paper: On the same day figures showed Northeast Mississippi posted its lowest unemployment rate in a decade, the region got another economic […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, New Albany, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc0 Comments

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Job fair today at Holiday Inn & Suites in Tupelo

Fusion Hospitality is having a job fair today, May 26, at the Holiday Inn & Suites located at 923 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo. The Tupelo-based company, which owns and operates 18 hotels and has several more under construction or development, will have the job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to […]

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