Northwest Arkansas

City of Fayetteville Asks Court to Uphold Its LGBT Protections

City of Fayetteville Asks Court to Uphold Its LGBT Protections

An Arkansas city says its ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't violate a state law that was intended to prevent such local protections, and argues the state's highest court doesn't need to weigh in on the law's constitutionality.
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Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have.
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Report: Building Permits, Homes Sold Increase in Northwest Arkansas

In northwest Arkansas, building permits have increased, the supply of remaining lots continued to fall and the number of complete but unoccupied houses remains low, according to a new residential real estate market report.
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Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results. read more >

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions. read more >

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way. read more >

Union Asks Court to Reverse Wal-Mart Trespassing Order

A labor union is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse a judge's order barring it from trespassing on the retail giant's property in the state, arguing that the issue needs to be settled by a federal board. read more >

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Names 4 Inductees

The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas this week announced four new inductees to its Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. read more >

Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign. read more >

JB Hunt 3Q Earnings Down 3 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell on Monday reported third-quarter net earnings of $109.4 million, down 5 percent from the same time last year. read more >

Egg-Producing Flock Destruction Continues

Mitchell Yancey, a contract egg farmer in Oklahoma, had his birds destroyed last week by contractors hired by the owner, Vital Farms of Austin, Texas. read more >

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months. read more >

Report: Arkansas Consumer Sentiment at Highest in 2 Years

As the nation's economy expanded this summer, Arkansans reported feeling more confident than at any time in the past two years, an Arvest report says. read more >

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