David Goins with our content partner, Fox 16 News, reports on a job fair hosted by the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce to help displaced workers with jet manufacturer and finisher Hawker Beechcraft.
Hawker Beechcraft announced earlier this month that it would lay off 170 Little Rock workers. The company also announced in May that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a move to reorganize its assets.
On July 9, Hawker said it had struck a $1.79 billion deal with Beijing-based Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. that would result in maintaining Hawker Beechcraft’s existing operations, but layoffs still occurred.
Hawker Beechcraft employees set to lose their jobs are already looking for the next opportunity.
A job-fair tailored specifically for hawker employees is the first step to finding a new professional future.
The out of business Aerospace Education Center is now a place to drum up business.
Over a dozen prospective employers, including Dassault Falcon, looking for the next job opportunity for 170 Hawker Beechcraft employees set to lose their jobs later this year.
Goins interviews several workers who attended the jobs fair. You can read more here.