Tagged: Coronavirus

Businesses Scramble for Help As Job Openings Go Unfilled

Businesses Scramble for Help As Job Openings Go Unfilled

Restaurants & Food

It looks like something to celebrate: small businesses posting “Help Wanted” signs as the economy edges toward normalcy. Instead, businesses are having trouble filling the jobs, which in turn hurts their ability to keep up with demand for their products or services. read more >

Buttigieg Pitches Infrastructure Needs to Divided Congress

Buttigieg Pitches Infrastructure Needs to Divided Congress

Transportation

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is warning that the country's infrastructure needs exceed $1 trillion and that other countries, namely China, are pulling ahead of the U.S. with their public works investments, a scenario he describes as “a threat to our collective future." read more >

Hutchinson Vetoes Bill to Refund Business Fines

Hutchinson Vetoes Bill to Refund Business Fines

Health CareRestaurants & Food

Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoes legislation requiring the state to refund fines imposed on businesses violating coronavirus safety rules, as the state's virus cases and hospitalizations continued to drop. read more >

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

Arkansas Banks Branches to Help With Vaccine Effort

Banking & FinanceHealth Care

At least seven Arkansas banks are participating in "Operation Vax Speed," an initiative between the Arkansas Bankers Association and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association to offer COVID-19 vaccines at bank branches throughout the state. read more >

Arkansas Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Another 1M

Arkansas Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Another 1M

Health Care

Arkansas has made the coronavirus vaccine available to nearly 1 million more people, expanding its eligibility to a wide category that includes food service workers, the incarcerated and people with certain health conditions. read more >