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Business as Usual for Arkansas Truckers
Gary Mars, a Walmart certified driver trainer, has 29 years of experience driving rigs. He's seen here outside the Walmart distribution center in Bentonville.

Business as Usual for Arkansas Truckers

by Marty Cook – 2 days ago

Nothing much has changed for Gary Mars and his colleagues during the coronavirus pandemic, except for a greater difficulty in finding somewhere they can go to the bathroom.

Arkansas Banks Ready for Opportunity Amid Chaos This article is available only in print.

Arkansas Banks Ready for Opportunity Amid Chaos
2 days ago

The three publicly traded financial companies headquartered in Arkansas were jolted last month by the global market uncertainty, but executives are looking past the daily market prices to the future opportunities that could shake out of the coronavirus pandemic.


George's Inc. Gives Temporary Pay Raises

George's Inc. Gives Temporary Pay Raises

Restaurants & Food

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. 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 >

Walmart Makes Annual Meeting Online-Only

Walmart Makes Annual Meeting Online-Only

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville says it will not hold its annual employee celebration event, which typically attracts thousands of employees from all over the world, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >

Tyson Foods to Pay Workers $500 Bonus

Tyson Foods to Pay Workers $500 Bonus

Restaurants & Food

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 >

Walmart To Hire 3,000-plus in Arkansas

Walmart To Hire 3,000-plus in Arkansas

Walmart Inc. of Bentonville announced plans this past week to hire 150,000 workers through the end of May to help with the surge in online orders in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. read more >

J.B. Hunt To Pay Employees Bonus

J.B. Hunt To Pay Employees Bonus

Transportation

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell said it would pay a $500 bonus for drivers and field personnel for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 >