Your Arkansas Business headlines for Thursday, September 15

Arkansas Business headlines for Thursday, Sep. 15

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas Business' Lane Turner has the financial headlines for Thursday, September 15. 

 

UALR, e-Stem break ground on high school

E-Stem public schools' high school on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus is set to open next school year.  They broke ground on the $11.4 million dollar school Wednesday.

The Walton Family Foundation is funding it with a no-interest loan.  E-stem CEO John Bacon said they willl pay back the loan over the next 20 years.

The project involves renovating and adding to Larson and sharing parts of Ross Hall.

The new facility will enable e-Stem to double its enrollment from 500 to more than 1,100.

 

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery touts $604 million given

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is about to celebrate its seventh anniversary.

Director Bishop Woosley told the Rotary Club of Little Rock that the lottery has awarded more than $604 million dollars in scholarships so far.

More than 200,000 students have received scholarships to attend 51 Arkansas colleges through the program.

In Pulaski County alone, 25,000 students have received $88.5 million.

 

Several companies hire seasonal workers

Several companies are already ramping up hiring for the holidays.

UPS plans to add about 95,000 seasonal workers to meet demand from increased online shopping, that's about the same as last year.

Toys R Us is also taking applications for part-time seasonal jobs in stores and distribution centers.

Target also said it will hire more than 70,000 workers, about the same as last year.


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