Video: Little Rock Chamber, Airport Hold Job Fair for Hawker Beechcraft Workers

The Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport on Thursday held a job fair for local employees of Hawker Beechcraft, which is shutting down its completions center at Adams Field.

The event took place at the Aerospace Education Center near the airport in Little Rock and was open to Hawker employees only.

According to the chamber, 18 companies have signed up to interview workers. According to Mitch Chandler, the chamber's COO, the goal is simple:

The goal is to keep these skilled, talented employees in Little Rock, and the good news is other companies are hiring.

Companies expected at the job fair include:

APA Services, Cameron, Century Industries, Inc., Custom Aircraft Cabinets, Dassault Falcon Jet, Georg Fischer Sloane LLC, Manpower, Kimberly-Clark, Remington, Ring Container Technologies, Staffmark, Strom Aviation, and Unilever along with the Arkansas Workforce Center at Little Rock.

Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News was at the fair: