A Bossier City firm will plant 6 million loblolly pine and other hardwood varieties on managed timberland in the Ark-La-Tex this winter. Lorenzo Tunek, owner of All Regions Services, Inc., is in the process of hiring about 60 temporary workers from Mexico.
Tunek can’t find anyone locally who’s willing to do this kind of backbreaking work. Each worker will plant about 3,000 seedlings per day. Tunek said they’re paid by the number of trees they plant.
The economic development agency – North Louisiana Economic Partnership – says it has 48 prospective business leads in its pipeline, and the number of companies that are doing site selection in north Louisiana is up from last year. NLEP president Scott Martinez reported the numbers at an economic development presentation Thursday at the Bossier Civic Center.
International business expert Adam Davidson will give the Murphy Lecture at Southern Arkansas University.
NPR’s “Planet Money” co-founder Adam Davidson will deliver some mixed news to college students when he presents the Murphy Lecture on Oct. 10 at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Davidson writes the “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine. He said he’ll present a hopeful yet down-to-earth message. The reality of today’s job market, according to Davidson, is that workers will have to continually figure out ways to reinvent themselves in their career and adapt their skills to fit into the global economy.
BRF president Dr. John George and its board chairman Steve Skirvanos, stand at the podium to reveal the name of the newly privatized hospital at a ceremony Tuesday.
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Handshakes, hugs and thank yous marked the Oct. 1 handover of LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana or BRF. Under a privatization deal pushed by the Jindal administration, BRF now manages the hospitals with 3,200 employees. BRF president Dr. John George told an overflow crowd in the Biomedical Research Institute Atrium Tuesday that it’s a new day for these north Louisiana hospitals to control their own destiny.
Ruston, La., farmer Lorrie Faber quit her full-time job eight months ago to focus on her budding side business. She makes about 40 pounds of goat milk fudge each week for sale at local stores. Faber’s 11 dairy goats have opened up a new career path for her and the direction of her seventh generation Briarhill Farms.
“Some fudges tend to be hard or grainy, the goat milk fudge is a softer fudge and has a more creamy texture," Faber said.