What impact could a $15 minimum wage have on Arkansas workers?

The Biden Administration is looking at proposing a $15 federal minimum wage increase. Arkansas’ minimum wage is currently $11 an hour, much higher than the current federal minimum of $7.25. Michael Pakko said raising the federal minimum wage to 15 dollars would be a big change for Arkansas. The state’s median wage is $15.84, meaning […]

Factory sector starts off year strong in state

Arkansas’ manufacturing sector had a strong start in 2021, with four major manufacturing operations choosing to stay in Arkansas instead of moving elsewhere. The decision means that the state will see 700 new manufacturing jobs over the coming years. Read the full story on the Arkansas Democrat Gazette website here.