Tagged: Manufacturing

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. read more >

Domtar to Idle Ashdown Plant, Lay Off 142

Domtar to Idle Ashdown Plant, Lay Off 142

Domtar Corp. will temporarily idle two plants, including its A62 paper machine at its Ashdown plant, for three months, a response to "the unforeseeable business conditions driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >

Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders Fear

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 >

State Gets PPE, Hand Sanitizer from L'Oreal

State Gets PPE, Hand Sanitizer from L'Oreal

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The state got its first shipment of hospital personal protective equipment that was not from the national stockpile, and it could get 30 days worth of PPE as soon as next week, UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson says. 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 >

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 >