employment

US jobless claims fall to 326,000, first drop in four weeks

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year’s coronavirus recession. The Labor…

US hiring surges in July, unemployment rate drops to 5.4%

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hiring surged in July as American employers added 943,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% as the U.S. economy continues to bounce back with surprising vigor from last year’s coronavirus shutdown. The July numbers exceeded economists’…

Mississippi shipbuilder Ingalls plans to hire 3,000 new workers

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A shipyard that’s the largest private employer in Mississippi says it is planning to hire about 3,000 new full-time employees. Ingalls Shipbuilding held a hiring event Wednesday in Pascagoula. Its parent company, Huntington Ingalls Industries, said…

US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The recovery of America’s job market hit a pause last month as many businesses - from restaurants and hotels to factories and construction companies - struggled to find enough workers to…

South Mississippi Regional Center hosted drive-thru job fair

New beginnings and job opportunities were available at the Win Job Center courtesy of the South Mississippi Regional Center. The organization held a job fair in Gulfport, recruiting a variety of positions such as LPNs, RNs, as…

Home Instead Senior Care is hiring

Taking care of seniors has been especially important in our community during the pandemic. Now, Home Instead Senior Care is hiring compassionate workers all along the Coast. Home Instead has an open number of job offers for…

Harrah’s Gulf Coast hiring to fill 50 positions

Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi announced they are hiring to fill 50 positions at their award-winning resort and casino. The Caesars Entertainment property is hiring to fill multiple positions across various departments, including environmental services, security, cage and casino services,…

Coast Restaurant Association to hold job fair

The Mississippi Coast Restaurant & Beverage Association is hosting a job fair for the its industry on July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Guarantee Restoration Services building at 10550 Outdoor Way in Gulfport. The job fair…

COVID-19 impacting job search for class of 2020 college graduates

It takes the average college graduate three to six months to secure a job after graduation and that’s without a pandemic. Monday is Britney Morris’ last day of classes which completes her undergraduate experience at the University of Southern Mississippi.…

Papa John’s hiring 20,000 workers

If you or anyone you know has lost their job, Papa John’s is hiring. The pizza company said in a press release Monday it is looking to add 20,000 employees. They’re looking for restaurant jobs, delivery drivers, and more. At…

CVS to hire 50,000 people

CVS Health is bolstering its efforts in meeting the growing need for healthcare in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The company announced it is hiring 50,000 people. New hires will fill full-time, part-time, and temporary roles across the country including…

IP Casino is hiring

Looking for a job? You may be in luck because the IP Casino is hiring. Today hundreds of people showed up to the on-site job fair at the IP, but if you missed out today you are still able to…