6 days ago
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Putting Mississippians to work

“We used to have Mississippians looking for jobs, now we have jobs looking for Mississippians.” That was the phrase used by Governor Phil Bryant yesterday during his annual State of the State address when he highlighted a record low in unemployment levels for Mississippi. Bryant noted the addition of 60,000 jobs, pointing out that twice […]
5 months ago
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Do you want to be a Gulfport firefighter?

Saving people from danger, answering emergency calls, and putting out fires are just some of the daily duties of being a fire fighter. Right now, the Gulfport Fire Department is looking to add new members to the team. An elderly lady caught in the rising flames of a house fire had fire crews rushing to […]
5 months ago
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Gulfport Fire Department is hiring

Gulfport Fire Department is now accepting applications! Please visit the city of Gulfport’s job openings page to apply online: https://gulfport.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx The fire fighter recruit exam will be administered on November 1st. You must be 18 years of age, able to pass a background check and a legal resident in one of the six surrounding counties: […]
5 months ago
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Military hiring fair

Tomorrow military service members and veterans in need of a job can attend a free hiring fair at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis campus. Active duty military members, guard, and reserve members and military spouses are welcome to attend the military hiring fair starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Hospitality and Resort Management […]
6 months ago
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U.S. adds 222,000 jobs in June

U.S. employers added a solid 222,000 jobs during the month of June, the most in four months. The new numbers from the labor department indicate employers are confident enough to keep hiring despite slower growth. The unemployment rate did tick up one tenth of a percent to 4.4 off of a 16 year low. That’s […]
11 months ago
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Mississippi economy

An expert says Mississippi’s economy is growing at a modest pace, but continues to lag behind the national average. Today, state economist Darrin Webb told lawmakers Mississippi has struggled to gain momentum since 2000. The state had the second lowest workforce participation rate in the nation in 2016. Only 56 percent of Mississippi residents who […]
12 months ago
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Grand Reopening of the Win Job Center in Gulfport

Right here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, residents can take advantage of the Win Job Center. The center is a valuable tool for finding employment throughout the entire state. As of today, the center is bigger and better than ever. The Win Job Center in Gulfport hosted a grand reopening this afternoon, welcoming employers from […]
1 year ago
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Nonprofits Brace for New Law

Local nonprofits are preparing for a new federal rule that would increase the number of people eligible for overtime pay. The rule would boost the salary threshold for overtime exemption from $23,600 annually to $47,467 annually. While the new rule is beneficial for some employees, Executive Director of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Kevin O’Brien says it […]
1 year ago
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95 Job Openings at St. Martin Neighborhood Walmart

If you’re on the hunt for a job, Walmart may be the place for you. The new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Washington Avenue in St. Martin will open this fall. The company has opened a hiring center to fill 95 jobs, both full and part time. The new hires will begin work in September. The […]
2 years ago
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State Jobless Rate Down

Mississippi’s jobless rate fell to six percent in April as people exited the labor force. It is the state’s lowest unemployment rate since January 2008. Mississippi’s jobless rate dropped for the fourth straight month, down from 6.3 percent in March and 6.5 percent in April 2015. Mississippi had the seventh highest jobless rate among states […]