• APNF
    Arkansas Partnership for Nursing's Future
  • AVETP
    Arkansas Veterans Education and Training Partnership
  • AESP
    Arkansas Energy Sector Partnership
  • AR JD-NEG
    Arkansas Job Driven National Emergency Grant
  • USA Jobs
    A helpful site about available jobs.
  • ArkLine
    Information regarding Arkansas' Interactive Voice Response System.
  • ArkNet
    Link to the web-based continued claim application for Arkansas Unemployment Insurance.
  • Claim Help
    Information about filing claims.
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Mature Worker Initiative

Employment Opportunities

There are countless employment opportunities available in Arkansas for mature adults (age 50+). As the Baby Boom generation retires, employers are going to encounter a large workforce shortage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, up to 43 percent of the current workforce will be eligible to retire in the next 10 years, and 61 percent of entrants (ages 16 to 25) to the workforce are not fully qualified.

Multiple employment websites exist that can connect you to employers. To help you get started, we've listed two free sites: Arkansas Job Link, the state's employment matching site, and Arkansas State Jobs, the site that lists all state job openings.

 

Arkansas Job Link

Arkansas State Jobs

 

Image of Work-Life Balance Awards Ceremony
Photo by Kirk Jordan with the Office of the Governor
 
AWARDS - George Greason, CEO of Bank of the Ozarks at Little Rock (l to r); Bill Hannah, CEO of Nabholz Construction Corp. of Conway; Billie Ann Myers, former president of AARP Arkansas; Gov. Mike Beebe; and Ryan Kibler, president of Medic One Ambulance Service of Jonesboro, pose for a picture recently at the Governor's Work-Life Balance Awards ceremony. All three companies received the Mature Worker Friendly Award, which was presented during the ceremony to recognize those companies that have made a commitment to hiring and retaining mature workers (age 50+)