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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

J.B. Hunt says it could add 1,000 jobs at Lowell HQ

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From 40/29: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, which broke ground on a central office building in September, announced today that it is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters. It said that could mean an additional 1,000 jobs in in the Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Arkansas.

In September 2015, J.B. Hunt broke ground on a new 133,000-square-foot central office building that is scheduled to be completed in spring 2017.

According to J.B. Hunt, the company anticipates adding more than 1,000 jobs in Arkansas over the course of the next six years.

From a state announcement:

“In the past five years, J.B. Hunt has been successful in growing revenues from $3.8 billion to $6.2 billion,” CEO John Roberts said. “This accomplishment would not be possible without our dedicated employees. As J.B. Hunt’s mark on the transportation industry gets larger, so will our workforce. Many new, full-time jobs will be created during the next six years to aid in this growth. J.B. Hunt is built on a foundation of innovation, tenacity and employees working together to offer exceptional services to our customers and communities.”

The governor and others attended the announcement. I've asked for any state incentives available to companies that build or expand headquarters operations in Arkansas. It had already been determined months ago after announcement of a new building project that it would get a sales tax exemption on material.s

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