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FedEx is hiring almost 50 people in a new venture in Jonesboro.  A building is being constructed at 2005 East Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro.  Once complete, the operations of FedEx Trade Networks will be housed there.  FedEx Communication Advisor Trisha Beeman.

“It will be dedicated to our import clearance operations.  Responsibilities vary and may include data entry, classification, documentation, customer service and other office-related tasks.” 

Beeman says this will be the first FedEx Trade Networks facility in Jonesboro. 

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Jonesboro Unlimited announced that Hefei Risever Machinery Company is coming to Jonesboro.  The new manufacturing plant will be built in the Craighead Technology Park on East Highland Drive in Jonesboro.  Risever is a family-owned Chinese company that has three plants in China.  This announcement means it will be Risever’s first American plant.  General Manager of Risever Yonggang Lai says Jonesboro was chosen after more than 70 other cities were considered.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon set an aggressive agenda to attract jobs after the Great Recession.

An Associated Press analysis shows the Democratic governor promoted business deals projected to cumulatively create about 48,000 jobs in exchange for up to $2 billion of state incentives.

As Nixon prepares to leave office Jan. 9, those businesses have reported hiring a little over 21,000 employees. The state so far has paid about $166 million of incentives to those firms.

Pryor talks with KASU while on the road

Aug 20, 2013

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) is traveling the state during the August recess, and stopped to visit with KASU by phone. He discussed job creation, the health care law, Head Start, and the Farm Bill. Click on the Listen link to hear the entire interview.

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed global unrest, the need for a new Farm Bill, and his point of view on the veteran's jobs bill, in this month's interview with KASU.

In this month's visit with KASU, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talked about the Veteran's Job Corp Act, which was block this week by Senate Republicans. He also discussed recent unrest in Libya and Egypt, budget issues, and more. Click on the link for the whole interview.

KASU continues the Highway 49 series by looking at the number of jobs the NEA Baptist Hospital will bring to Jonesboro.  Johnathan Reaves files this report.