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Pandemic Helps Drivers Shed Stigma

Big Rig driving on a road

May 10, 2021
Arkansas Money & Politics
It’s taken a global pandemic to help alter the image of the truck driver to be the hero who braves the virus to deliver necessary goods to stores. Despite the improved image of truckers, there is a national shortage of drivers, the American Trucking Association reported. There are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States, the association noted in a news release issued earlier this year. Read how drivers were able to shed the stigma.

Many turn out for Operation Transformation

Image of child getting fingerprint

April 29, 2021
Jonesboro Sun
Operation Transformation was a huge success Saturday, April 24. Many people participated in the event, toured the new Joe and Helen Harris Center for Opportunities, participated in the silent auction and enjoyed lunch and snacks from IMAD, Black Hound BBQ and Tropical Sno! On site for the event was the Arkansas State University-Newport Criminal Justice Program providing ChildPrint ID Kits. Read more about operation transformation.

St. Bernards partners with ASUN to provide work

Still video of ASUN Campus sign

April 13, 2021
Arkansas State University-Newport and St. Bernards Medical Center are partnering together giving people who have recently been incarcerated, those without employment and people in poverty a second chance. ASUN will offer training, and the hospital will offer employment. See the video about St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partnership here.

St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partner to tackle workforce development

Magnifying Glass of Jobs from Newspaper

April 7, 2021
Talk Business & Politics
St. Bernards Healthcare has entered into a partnership with Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) to provide employment for individuals dislocated from work or struggling with poverty. The partnership, part of the Arkansas Delta Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities (ADWORC) program, aims to increase the labor participation rate in ASUN’s service areas by preparing workers in manufacturing, hospitality and allied health industries. Read more about the St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partnership.

St. Bernards partners with ASUN to provide work

Still video of ASUN Campus sign

April 7, 2021
St. Bernards Healthcare is partnering with Arkansas State University-Newport to help people without a job and dealing with poverty. Participants in the program will earn $100 a week while going through a free five-week course at ASUN. Click here to read more about the St. Bernards, ASU-Newport partnership.