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George's Inc. Gives Temporary Pay Raises

George's Inc. Gives Temporary Pay Raises
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Chicken producer George's Inc. of Springdale says it will temporarily raise hourly pay for 7,300 employees as an "appreciation bonus" for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders Fear

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With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking economic havoc, former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter fears a long-awaited state ruling on solar power policy could threaten $125 million in projects by his firm alone. read more >

Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million

Unemployment Claims Soar to 3.28 Million

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This chart highlights the dramatic effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the job market in the United States. read more >

Tyson Foods to Pay Workers $500 Bonus

Tyson Foods to Pay Workers $500 Bonus

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Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said it would pay about $60 million in bonuses to 116,000 truckers and employees as a "thank you" for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

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Businesses can begin preparing now to apply for assistance under the federal rescue package signed last week by President Trump, but it will be about two weeks before they can turn in their paperwork. read more >

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

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Employment in the United States is forecast to grow by 8.4 million jobs to 169.4 million jobs during the decade of 2018-28, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Or it was; the report was released months before the coronavirus pandemic caused widespread job losses. read more >

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers

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Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston says the COVID-19 pandemic is an “unprecedented” challenge to the state's economy, but the state is in a good position to cushion the blow to businesses and employees. read more >

Virus Diaries: Winery Wilting as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Virus Diaries: Winery Wilting as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

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Her winery is “kind of dead in the water,” and Audrey House, owner of Chateau Aux Arc in Altus (Franklin County) and chair of the Arkansas Wine Producers Council, and it's suffering from supply-chain issues as businesses she sources items from have closed. read more >

Arkansas Business Presents 2020 40 Under 40 Honorees

Arkansas Business Presents 2020 40 Under 40 Honorees

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Arkansas Business announces the 40 honorees in this year's 40 Under 40 class, which honors people in business, nonprofits and government making a significant impact. read more >

Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

Hot Springs Dispensary Leads in Cannabis Sales

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The early bird may get the worm, but being the first legal medical marijuana dispensary to open in Arkansas was not enough to keep Suite 443 of Hot Springs ahead of the rush of competitors. read more >

A Woman's Place: Cannabis Industry Promotes Female Ownership

A Woman's Place: Cannabis Industry Promotes Female Ownership

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Feminine hands are everywhere in the medical marijuana and hemp industries, up and running in the state for less than a year. Their roles range from co-owning $10 million cultivation centers to staffing dispensary counters as budtenders. read more >

Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

Abaca Fires Up Services for Cannabis Commerce

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A North Little Rock enterprise, launched in the Little Rock Technology Park and given flight with venture capital from Colorado, keeps pioneering its way into the burgeoning billions of cannabis commerce. read more >

U.S. Cannabis Market Sales Reach $13.6B

U.S. Cannabis Market Sales Reach $13.6B

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Overall sales in the legalized cannabis industry in the United States were expected to hit $13.6 billion in 2019, a 32% increase of the 2018 total of $10.3 billion, according to New Frontier Data of Washington, D.C., a data provider for the cannabis sector. read more >

What to Change, and When (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

What to Change, and When (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

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Is it time for a change in your business message? Depending on the research you follow and the experiences of other organizations, you could be led to different conclusions. read more >