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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…

Ocean Aero moving operations and headquarters to Gulfport

Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport, the Mississippi Development Authority said in a press release today. The project is a $4.65…

U.S. job openings hit a record 10.1 million in June

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted a record 10.1 million job openings in June, another sign that the job market and economy are bouncing back briskly from last year’s coronavirus shutdowns. The Labor Department…

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’…

US jobless claims down 14,000 to 385,000 as economy rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that…

US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy. The…

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…