Read more about the article Economic recovery on the horizon as COVID wanes
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Economic recovery on the horizon as COVID wanes

Economically speaking, El Dorado hung tough throughout 2021 as the city continued to recover from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic. Officials with the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of…

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UAMS looks to combat physician shortage by creating fast-track program for medical students

Wait times in doctors’ offices could be getting longer as the state continues to see a shortage of physicians. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says the shortage has…

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Truck drivers remain in high demand as holidays approach, Arkansas experts say

We've seen shortages for everything throughout the pandemic, from toilet paper to chicken wings. Now, there's another shortage that has persisted even before the pandemic – truck drivers. "The trucking…

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Hytrol expansion in Fort Smith brings 100 manufacturing jobs to the area

Hytrol Conveyor, Inc., headquartered in Jonesboro, will expand their product line in Fort Smith, adding 100 manufacturing jobs to the area.   Hytrol designs and supplies customers with conveyor systems, helpful for companies who move heavy material.…

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Read more about the article State jobless rate 4.3%, but good help hard to find
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State jobless rate 4.3%, but good help hard to find

Business owners and economic development officials remain concerned that the state's shrinking labor force is sapping business growth and recruitment efforts. Friday's announcement is a sign that joblessness in the…

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Read more about the article U.S. Job Openings Rise to Record High, Layoffs Hit Record Low
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U.S. Job Openings Rise to Record High, Layoffs Hit Record Low

U.S. employers posted a record-high number of open jobs for the second straight month as a rapidly rebounding economy generates intense demand for workers.  The number of available jobs on…

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Read more about the article More Arkansans Are Seeking Jobs Before Latest Benefits Cuts
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More Arkansans Are Seeking Jobs Before Latest Benefits Cuts

Original article from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette here. In May, Gov. Asa Hutchins announced Arkansas will stop offering federal dollars as unemployment benefits and will begin pushing that money back…

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Read more about the article US Adds 559K Jobs as Firms Still Struggle to Fill Positions
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US Adds 559K Jobs as Firms Still Struggle to Fill Positions

U.S. employers added a modest 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from April’s sluggish gain but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy…

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