Tagged: Kathy Deck

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

Kathy Deck: Slower Growth on Tap for Northwest Arkansas

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Kathy Deck said northwest Arkansas and health care services will be strong points for an otherwise less robust Arkansas job market in 2017. Deck, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, made her remarks at the 23rd annual Business Forecast Luncheon in Rogers. read more >

UA Business Forecast Lunch Set for Jan. 27

UA Business Forecast Lunch Set for Jan. 27

The University of Arkansas' Center for Business & Economic Research will host its 2017 Business Forecast Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. read more >

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

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All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can’t find the right workers to fill positions. read more >

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

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The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas. read more >