On Thursday, hundreds of Hawker Beechcraft employees attended a jobs fair aimed at helping them find future employment.

The event was held at the former Aerospace Education Center near the Clinton National Airport.

Hawker announced in early November that it would lay off most of its completion center employees and close a services center in Little Rock as part of a workforce reduction stemming from the aircraft manufacturer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

David Goins with our content partner, Fox 16 News, attended the jobs fair.

He reports that a number of aviation-related firms were in attendance hoping to recruit employees for potential job openings.

Nicole Minter with Fort Worth based APA Services, an aviation staffing company, says the Hawker Beechcraft closing in Little Rock has had a major ripple effect on the industry.

“Hawker was our third largest account one year ago and we have zero employees at Hawker now,” Minter says.

Access his full report at this link.

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