The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.7 percent in June and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
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A grand opening celebration for the newest Dollar General, 901 S. Blake St., will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The first 250 adult shoppers will receive a free gift.
FORT SMITH — Zero Mountain on Monday announced that it is increasing significantly its workforce and footprint in Fort Smith.
Jena Compton will join Simmons First National Corp. in September as executive vice president-chief people officer and assistant general counsel, according to a press release.
Construction employment in Arkansas increased more than 9 percent between June 2014 and 2015, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Simmons First National Corp. announced Thursday record core earnings of $22.4 million for the second quarter of 2015, an increase of $13.3 million, or 145 percent, compared with the same quarter last year, according to a news release.
The new Trotter Ford-Lincoln dealership just off Interstate 530 and Old Warren Road is expected to be open for business by late February or early March, according to H. Ford Trotter III, president and general manager of the company.
Sugarcane aphids are being found through most of the Arkansas Delta and 22 counties statewide.
J.G. “Jim” Sanders of White Hall has joined Bluff City Radio LLC of Pine Bluff as a sales account executive.
Sales of new and existing homes in Jefferson County increased in May compared to a year ago, according to the Arkansas Realtors Association.