Top Headlines: Mississippi food plant now needs workers, Toyota hiring in Alabama

Mississippi food plant now needs workers
In Mississippi, one of the food processing companies that was raided last week by immigration officials is now looking for workers. Nearly 700 people were arrested in those raids. Some of them worked at plants operated by Koch Foods. Today, Koch held a job fair in the town of Forest, Miss. NPR’s Debbie Elliott was there and sends this report. – APR

Toyota throwing wide net to find new workers for plants
If you don’t mind relocating, Toyota is looking to hire thousands of workers in Indiana and Alabama, according to Fox Business. There are multiple Toyota manufacturing plants hiring, including at an engine plant and joint manufacturing plant. Millie Marshall, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Indiana, told Fox Business that the company recently had a $600 million expansion and needs more people. – Fox10Phoenix

Wallethub survey suggests Alabama a bad place to have a baby
Alabama has been ranked as the 2nd worst state to have a baby. That’s according to consumer survey company Wallethub. The report cites Alabama’s high infant mortality rate, low number of pediatricians, and bad parental leave policies as reasons for the ranking. The company considered dozens of other factors, including child-raising costs and hospital delivery charges. – CBS

Blue Origin protests plan to pick 2 defense launch providers
Billionaire Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin filed a formal protest with the Government Accountability Office on Monday over the Air Force’s plan for the next round of federal funding for national security satellite launches. Under an Air Force Request for Proposals (RFP), two companies would split new five-year launch contracts worth billions of dollars to launch 34 satellites to upgrade American defense assets in space. –

New school year brings new academic programs at Samford
New and enhanced academic programs across Samford University’s 10 schools are evidence that innovation and market focus continue to be at the forefront of the Samford experience. New degree and certificate programs, as well as minors and concentrations, let students expand their professional preparation and integrate coursework with spiritual development.  – Alabama Baptist

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