Commuting is often treated as a sad reality. Marooned to a car or, worse, public transit, seconds slip into the void as we wait, tired-eyed, for our turn to get where we need to be. Workers spend hundreds of hours a year sitting, standing, waiting, walking, bumping and white-knuckling...
Sykes Enterprises is adding 200 jobs to its Fort Smith call center, which should boost total employment to near 700 jobs, the Tampa, Fla-based company announced Thursday. Sykes opened the Fort Smith call center in early 2011. “Since the start of locating operations in Fort Smith, the city and the...
Women-led tech startups are taking on some of the world's toughest challenges and will compete for funding later this year. Hosted by a nonprofit, this annual competition provides women founders of tech startups with the opportunity to earn a $50,000 cash grant, receive mentoring and present their solution to...
As the U.S. job market continues to tighten with the national unemployment rate at 4%, employers are spending more time training new hires as they enter the workforce or switch jobs, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The new report, issued on Feb. 21, shows...
In a wide-ranging television interview to promote his new book, “Now What? The Biography of a (Finally) Successful Startup,” First Orion Corp. Chairman and CEO Charles Morgan discussed the struggles getting his startup off the ground and the challenges facing Arkansas’ technology workforce. He wrote the book to chronicle the lessons learned...
One prominent House Democrat says taxes have been cut too much in recent years. A prominent Republican Senator has concerns over funding projections and agency accountability. Those frets combined with other political concerns could lead to a hard vote on the House floor for Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s $300 million...
Tourism partners from across the state will be in Hot Springs Feb. 24-26 for the 45th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The annual gathering of Arkansas’ tourism industry offers sessions on topics such as Google’s latest trends, marketing to a diverse audience and 21st century visitor engagement. New to the conference...
Noted Bentonville architect Harrison French has purchased a unique property in the Boxley Valley of Newton County. French, founder and CEO of architectural firm HFA (Harrison French & Associates), completed a deal last fall to purchase the remains of what once was the only steam-powered sawmill in the state. According to...
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has established the Institute for Digital Health & Innovation, and named Dr. Curtis Lowery, as its director. Lowery is the founder and medical director of the UAMS Center for Distance Health. He also served for many years as chair of the UAMS...
Citing a concern about “disruptive behavior,” the U.S. Marshals Museum Foundation has declined an invitation to participate in a public discussion about a one-cent, nine-month sales tax to raise money for completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum. Fort Smith attorney Joey McCutchen, founder of the Transparency in Government Group of...