More bad news for Missourians as the economy seems to be on the upswing. The labor force has seen a 97% increase in layoffs this year totaling more than 1207 different jobs being lost statewide. The latest in the string of layoffs comes from MVM Inc. MVM Inc. plans to eliminate 449 jobs in St. Louis County, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing posted by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Employers across Missouri have filed eight notices, affecting 1,207 this month, compared to seven notices, affecting 614 last month. Three notices were filed in January, impacting 229.