Toy Maker Moving Plant To Rogers

Walmart Supplier Adding 74 Jobs To Area

Posted: October 8, 2013 at 1:56 a.m.

Mel Redman with Redman and Associates gives a few remarks at a news conference Monday at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Redman, along with other speakers, announced Redman and Associates, a toy maker, will open a manufacturing and distribution facility in Rogers. This is part of Walmart’s commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. made products over the next 10 years. See additional coverage on page 1D of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Walmart’s national “Made in the USA” campaign is helping create jobs locally.

At A Glance

Serco Adding Second Shift

Serco plans on adding another 700 to 800 jobs in Rogers by adding a second shift, said Steve Cox, vice president of economic development at the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. The company has already hired nearly 500 people.

The British company was awarded the federal contract to administer the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act. Workers at the Rogers facility will sort applications for insurance and other health care coverage.

The office is located at 710 W. Roselawn Drive in Rogers.

Cox said Serco will host a career fair the week of Oct. 21 at the Center for Nonprofits, 1200 W. Walnut St., in Rogers. Applicants must go online and pre-apply, making sure to note they are applying for the second shift, before attending the career fair, he said.

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Source: Staff Report

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During the Bush's lost decade, we also lost about 42,000 factories. Chart:

Not jobs, factories. While we had 22 million new private sector jobs under Clinton, many of them in manufacturing, we had a net *loss* 600,000 private sector jobs under Bush. An astonishing, record breaking, colossal achievement of failure.

And note: "Counting from one year into each president’s tenure through to the end of their term... the numbers of manufacturing jobs gained or lost per year:
Obama: Increase of 157,368 manufacturing jobs per year
W. Bush: Decrease of 434,143 manufacturing jobs per year

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