Business/Economy

Business and economy news and issues in the Ozarks.

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Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops says it has reduced staff at its corporate headquarters and at a woodworking shop in Nixa.

The total layoffs are “fewer than 60,” according to vice president of human resources Paul Shore.

Shore told KSMU Friday that the cuts are intended to keep the company healthy and lean, adding that “whether it’s one person or 20 people… we do not take those decisions lightly.”

The affected employees were offered a severance package and continuation of benefits.

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A Springfield company which manufactures advanced electronics security and monitoring products says it’s expanding, a move that will create 65 new jobs.

The $7 million investment by Digital Monitoring Products was announced today as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebration.

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Employers from a variety of industries will participate in a job fair next month to help the more than 200 Mammoth, Inc. employees who will soon lose their jobs.

The plant, which makes heat, cooling and ventilation systems, announced last week it was moving its operation in east Springfield to other plants throughout the U.S.

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A pilot project aimed at offering high school students better real world experience has begun enrollment for its first two course strands.

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Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development is coming to the aid of some 200 employees who learned this week they’ll soon be out of a job.

Workers at the Mammoth, Inc. plant in east Springfield were notified on Tuesday that the facility will close toward the end of the year, with layoffs beginning as early as July. Parent company Nortek says it's moving the Springfield operation to other plants throughout the United States.

Mammoth makes heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

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