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US Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

US Employers Post Record Number of Open Jobs in August

U.S. employers posted the most jobs in two decades in August, and hiring also reached a record high, fresh evidence that companies are desperate to staff up amid solid economic growth.
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5 Tips for an Effective Email (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

Because email has become so popular, it is important to get the most out of your message. Follow these five tips to help construct an effective message.
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Little Rock Chamber Hires Director of Small Business, Diversity

The Little Rock Regional Chamber has hired Brandon Campbell as director of Small Business & Diversity Initiatives.
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Small Banks Find Niche in Arkansas While Facing Unique Challenges This article is available only in print.

Bank consolidation nationally is continuing on a similar pace to recent years, but it has been a slower year in Arkansas, especially for the smallest banks. read more >

IRS Wins Ruling Against Jonesboro Tax Prep This article is available only in print.

The Internal Revenue Service has successfully stopped a Jonesboro woman and her tax preparation business from handling federal tax returns for customers. read more >

Simmons Bank Brings New Deposits to Pine Bluff

Arkansas bank deposits grew by almost $2.5 billion to $66.7 billion in the year that ended June 30. Almost three-quarters of the additional deposits — $1.8 billion — flowed into a single institution. read more >

Nursing Home Quartet Add Up to $15.4M Sale (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Affiliates of Strawberry Fields REIT Ltd. of South Bend, Indiana, bought the four properties from affiliates of Skyline Health Care of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey. read more >

Michael Strack New Man Behind the Screen at CustomXM (Movers & Shakers)

Michael Strack is the new marketing manager at CustomXM in North Little Rock. read more >

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

Nashville Firm Buys Insurance Agency in Jacksonville

Direct Auto & Life Insurance of Nashville has acquired the assets of the Association Service Agency in Jacksonville. read more >

Delta Regional Authority Invests $2M in 12 Projects

The Delta Regional Authority will invest $2 million to provide safe and sanitary sewer and water service to rural families, increase economic development opportunities, enhance workforce training and development and improve healthcare. read more >

State Supreme Court Blocks 'Tort Reform' Measure, Keeps Wage Hike

Arkansas' highest court has ordered election officials to not count votes for a proposal to limit damages awarded in civil lawsuits and rejected an effort to block an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage. read more >

ArCom Systems Of NLR Acquired by Texas Company

Lone Star Communications, a Texas-based life safety company with offices in Houston and Grand Prairie, has acquired ArCom Systems of North Little Rock. read more >

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