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Ensono’s Mainframe Academy Lures Talent

Ensono’s Mainframe Academy Lures Talent

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As topics with national buzz — cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, etc. — find their way into college curriculums, there’s still a need for old-school knowledge, a need felt by companies like Ensono, which is partnering with the University of Central Arkansas to meet its talent requirements. read more >

UpliftArkansas.com Launched in Bid to Help Businesses

UpliftArkansas.com Launched in Bid to Help Businesses

As businesses across the state struggle to stay afloat, Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau have launched an online resource to provide information on Arkansas businesses, restaurants and service providers. 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 >

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 >

Women Helping Women: NWA Groups Are Networking

Women Helping Women: NWA Groups Are Networking

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Woman-Run, an initiative that brings together business leaders and prospective businesswomen for networking and informative events, is but just one channel in a growing network of female professionals. read more >

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Climbs

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Climbs

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The number of women-owned businesses rose 21% to 12.9 million between 2014 and 2019, according to the “2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,” published by American Express. read more >