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Victoria Wilcher's KFC Shunning Is Just The Start

Victoria Wilcher's KFC Shunning Is Just The Start

The truth about physical appearance and discrimination

The author recalls how extensive burn scars sustained as a child denied her opportunities throughout her career. Read More »

Dollar General Accused Of Denying Promotion To Black Worker In Favor Of Whites

Dollar General Accused Of Denying Promotion To Black Worker In Favor Of Whites

About three years ago, Demetrice Hersey started working at a Dollar General store, first as a cashier then as a lead sales associate. Eager for more responsibility, the Mississippi resident applied to become an assistant store manager -- not once but three times. But Hersey was turned down each time that... Read More »

In Tough Economy, Toyota Plant Brings Miss. Jobs

In Tough Economy, Toyota Plant Brings Miss. Jobs

By Holbrook Mohr BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- Before Toyota came, Cassius Perry was struggling like many in this hilly, sparsely populated region of north Mississippi that's shed thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs since the 1990s. The young father of three went to school to be a barber, but ended up... Read More »

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

Immigrant Workers Sue U.S. Recruiters, Employers For Fraud And Exploitation

More than three dozen immigrant workers have filed suit in federal court alleging that they were defrauded and exploited by more than a dozen companies and individuals involved in recruiting and employing workers in the U.S. hospitality industry. According to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the... Read More »

Epileptic Worker Sues: Says Bosses Called His Seizure 'Break Dancing,' Then Fired Him

Epileptic Worker Sues: Says Bosses Called His Seizure 'Break Dancing,' Then Fired Him

A janitor with epilepsy is suing his former employer in Mississippi for violating federal law after he was fired for having an epileptic seizure while working, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this week in federal court. Michael A. Hernandez was working for Harrison County as a floor technician in July... Read More »

GE to Bring on 250 Workers at Aviation Plant in Mississippi

GE to Bring on 250 Workers at Aviation Plant in Mississippi

At least one major U.S. company is on a hiring roll. GE just announced a $56-million investment in a new 300,000-square-foot aviation plant, which will create 250 new full-time jobs, not to mention the construction positions necessary to build it. Read More »

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