Off in the Right Direction

June 8, 2021


Off in the Right Direction

Michael Drager

Statewide job numbers from April indicate the jobless rate remained stable at 4.4%, much better than the 10% figure we saw in April 2020.

  • The Bad News: Two industries in particular, leisure and hospitality, are still down 11,000 jobs from April 2019.
  • The Good News: These two industries have recovered 35,000 jobs in the wake of the pandemic and have continued to see growth in recent months.
  • Giving a Boost: On Tuesday, Visit Bentonville will be hosting a job fair to help the local hospitality industry on this road to recovery. Businesses and potential employees alike are invited to participate in finding opportunities through this fair.

For more information about the economic recovery of the Arkansas leisure and hospitality industries, click HERE. Find out more about Visit Bentonville's Hospitality Job Fair HERE.

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