LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Nearly 5,000 more Arkansans are jobless this month compared to last. That's according to new numbers out Monday from the Department of Workforce Services. Coincidentally, that is the exact number of Arkansans expected to apply for jobs at Little Rock's new Bass Pro Shop.
Bass Pro Shop is holding a job fair at the Clear Channel Metroplex August 19-21 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The company has flown in 25 HR officials to interview everyone who comes in the door.
"We're looking at hiring 250 people so a lot of job opportunities," said General Manager Will Anderson.
Monday, Arkansans looking for work and a little fun sat for hours to get a chance at both.
"This would be fun for me. I'm originally from Stuttgart, the duck and rice capitol of the world. It just fits, so I thought I would go ahead and give it a try," said Alicia Ray.