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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…

Unemployment claims last week

Another 709,000 Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis. The labor department reported those official numbers Thursday. There were also nearly 300,000 new pandemic unemployment assistance filings. That program gives…

Gulfport Fire Department looking for new recruits

Looking for employment? Here’s a hot job offer! The Gulfport Fire Department is looking for ten new recruits. If you’re interested check out the City of Gulfport’s website and you’ll find the listing under the employment tab. They’ll have a…

Mississippi Highway Patrol looking for recruits

Do you have hopes of working in law enforcement? Well you can put your name in the running for a limited amount of time to see if you have what it takes to work for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. Mississippi…

Gulf Ship to add over 200 new jobs in Gulfport

A shipbuilder in Gulfport will soon create more than 200 new jobs to accommodate a new contract. Gulf Ship is a 38 acre shipyard located on Glascock Drive and used for the construction and maintenance of tugboats and platform supply…

Weekly job numbers worse than expected

Weekly jobless claims were worse than expected last week. According to the Labor Department, first-time claims for unemployment benefits totaled 884,000 last week, higher than some economists’ forecast of 850,000. Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, the latest weekly total…

Mississippi Workforce and Hiring Expo

Looking for a job or a new career? Join us for the Hiring Expo on August 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center. There will be 100’s of jobs available coast wide with employers from…

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,…

Calgon Carbon announces $185M project in Hancock County

Calgon Carbon, manufacturer of activated carbon products, is increasing production capacity at Port Bienville in Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $185 million and is creating 38 jobs. Calgon Carbon and its parent company, Kuraray, manufacture coal,…

Head Start in Harrison County trying to fill positions for fall

Jobs for qualified applicants are available now in Harrison County with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Early Head Start program. With locations in Gulfport, Biloxi and D’Iberville, the Head Start program needs preschool teachers, assistant teachers, bus drivers, custodians,…

U.S. unemployment rate on the decline

Payrolls rose by 4.8 million in the month of June, far higher than analysts expected. This brings the U.S. unemployment rate down to 11.1 percent. This is the second month in a row we have seen a lower unemployment rate,…

Almost every state had historic jobless claims in April

Almost every U.S. state had record-breaking unemployment in April. That's according to new analysis from the Washington Post. The paper reviewed data the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. The bureau says the jobless rate rose month over month…

Many companies hiring during COVID-19 pandemic

The official unemployment rate last month was 14.7 percent, the highest rate since the Great Depression. Many people are out of a job due to the coronavirus. Despite layoffs nationwide, many companies are still hiring. Many local places are currently…