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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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Heritage Home Group closing Drexel Heritage plant

Heritage Home Group is closing another plant, the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal reports.  According to the newspaper, the Drexel Heritage plant in Morganton, N.C.,  will close by July 31, resulting in the layoff of 87 workers. The announcement, made Friday, follows HHG’s closure in March of its Lane Furniture plant in Saltillo, which resulted in nearly 500 […]

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Posted in Employment and jobs, Furniture, Furniture Brands International, Heritage Home Group, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo, Unemployment0 Comments

Chromcraft Revington furniture company shutting down

From the Associated Press: A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing. Chromcraft Revington laid off as many as 200 employees earlier this month, leaving the furniture maker and distributor with about 30 employees to wind down its operations. The company sold commercial and home furniture under the Chromcraft, […]

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TVA to cut more than 10 percent of workers

The Tennessee Valley Authority says 750 employees have retired or resigned through a voluntary incentive program, another 1,000 vacant positions are being eliminated and more cuts are on the way. The cuts, totaling more than 10 percent of TVA’s workforce, will be the largest staff reduction at the utility in more than 20 years. Cuts also […]

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Fusion Hospitality to have job fair for tornado-displaced workers

Fusion Hospitality, the Tupelo-based hotel development company, had one of its properties, the 80-room  Comfort Suites, hit by Monday’s tornado. It could very well be a total loss.  Certainly, the Sleep inn adjacent to it – which is owned by another company – is a goner, with its top floor ripped off. Also in that area of […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Unemployment0 Comments

Unemployment insurance filing online for those affected by storms

From the Mississippi Department of Employment Security:  Anyone temporarily or permanently unemployed as a result of this week’s storms may apply for Unemployment Insurance benefits on the agency’s website at mdes.ms.gov.  Each claim will be verified using regular processes to determine individual eligibility. All WIN Job Centers are open and computers are available for individuals to use […]

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Northeast Mississippi jobless rate ticks up a notch

For the first time in nine months, the unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi increased.  The 16-county region posted an 8.9 percent jobless rate in March, up from 8.3 percent in February and the highest since September’s 9 percent showing. Still, the March unemployment rate was better than last year’s 10.1 percent figure. Also, so far […]

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