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State receives $760,000 for re-employment services

The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $68,745,912 to 37 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries.   Mississippi gets $759,072. “Offering newly unemployed Americans access to a full array of job training and placement services will help to reduce […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Job info, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Unemployment0 Comments

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First group of Grammer employees begin training

The first dozen employees of German automotive supplier Grammer AG have been hired, and they’ve begun training in Tupelo. They’ll be going through three weeks of initial training, followed by nine weeks of production line training, all at Itawamba Community College’s Belden Center and its Manufacturing Solutions Center. Grammer, which announced in February it was […]

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CarMax begins hiring for new Tupelo store

CarMax, which is building a new store on Tom Watson Drive in Tupelo, is now hiring, the company announced today. The store, which is some 7,500 square feet, is set to open in October. The company is taking applications online here. The store is hiring full-time an part-time workers, including auto repair specialist and what it […]

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Nissan workforce in Canton to grow to more than 6,000

With the addition of the Murano crossover vehicle to its production lines, the Nissan plant in Canton is adding 500 workers, the company announced today. That will increase Nissan’s workforce at the plant to more than 6,000. The figure also includes contract workers at the facility. Production begins this fall. The 2015 Murano will be the […]

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Hopeful laid-off Lane employees attend job fair

Last month, the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries stunned the employees at Lane’s Saltillo plant, announcing it would be closed by March 21. Heritage Home Group said “business circumstances” forced it to make the decision. The decision meant 480 people would be laid off.  Many of them are looking for jobs, and on Wednesday, a job […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Furniture Brands International, Job info, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo, Unemployment, Workplace issues1 Comment

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Jackson Furniture selects second Miss. manufacturing site

Cleveland, Tenn.-based Jackson Furniture, also known by its Catnapper brand, has selected a second site in Northeast Mississippi for its upholstered furniture manufacturing operations. It  opened a factory in Mantachie several weeks ago in the former PeopLoungers facility, which most recently was occupied by Townhouse. That facility is 183,000 square feet, sitting on 33 acres. […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Job info, Manufacturing, New business, Northeast Mississippi2 Comments

Yokohama Tire hires first employee for West Point plant

Yokohama Tire Corp. has hired its first employee for its Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point. Melissa Orman is the company’s human resources manager, who in turn will be responsible for hiring employees at the plant, which will initially employ 500 people. More from Yokohama: Orman will be responsible for hiring personnel at […]

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