Walnut Ridge businesses need employees

Walnut Ridge businesses need employees
(Source: KAIT)

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The city of Walnut Ridge is growing and so are the number of open jobs in town.

There are more than 60 open jobs in Walnut Ridge.

Custom-Pak is one the largest employers in Lawrence County, and they are among the businesses seeking more employees.

They are looking to fill 36 more full-time positions.

The company is trying to grow, but getting more employees is proving to be a challenge.

"We have the sales to grow, the orders to grow, but we really are just lacking people," said Custom-Pak Vice President Andrew McDonnough.

He believes the lack of housing does have something to do with the many job openings.

He also said the area's low unemployment rate is affecting the number of people looking for jobs.

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