Jobs at Gates in Siloam Springs Part Of Regional Growth, Survey Shows

NWA Council Releases Employer Retention, Expansion Survey

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 6 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Cindy Christopher, human resources manager with Gates Corp. in Siloam Springs, speaks Monday during the Northwest Arkansas Council's meeting. The council released results of its Employer Retention and Expansion survey.

Northwest Arkansas employees plan on hiring more than 2,000 people over the next three years; 36 of those workers will be at Gates Corp. in Siloam Springs.

To read additional details of the Northwest Arkansas Council’s 2013 Regional Employer Survey turn to page 1D of today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

By The Numbers

Employer Interviews

The Northwest Arkansas Council and area Chambers of Commerce conducted interviews in 2013 with area employers to create the 2013 Regional Employer Survey.

• 529 interviews

• 2,037 planned hires in over the next three years

• $195 million of planned investment in the next three years

• 21 percent of companies planning on expansions

Source: Northwest Arkansas Council

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