Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS)

Business Services

As a workforce development partner, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) assists clients with finding the right job so they can lead productive and independent lives. Business Relations Services also assists businesses in achieving a competitive advantage by offering qualified job candidates who are trained in a wide variety of skills and have the good work habits that employers value.

Recruiter, Human Resource Consultant, and Manager

ARS-Business Services can help to keep an employee with a disability productive on the job, find qualified applicants, reduce hiring costs, or enhance an employer’s workforce diversity programs. By combining disability expertise and community resources with a real understanding of today’s global workforce challenges, ARS-Business Services delivers quality services that help employers sustain their operations. We can reduce your recruitment costs by pre-screening applicants and save you money with our on-the-job training and retention services. We can provide you with information on qualified tax breaks such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Our business services are customized, and many are free.

Job Readiness

To assist with soft skills, we offer a Job Readiness training program so that applicants are prepared for employment. 

Awareness and Etiquette Training

Employee awareness training on disability-related topics is an important service designed to help employers achieve a productive workforce that includes people with disabilities. 

Examples

  • strategies for adjusting to disability
  • demographics of people with disabilities
  • assistive technology

Hiring Incentives

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal credit available to you for each new hire you retain through ARS-Business Services. Your credit for a full-time employee is up to 40% of the first $6,000 in wages or $2,400 paid in the first 12 months of the new hire’s employment. Part-time employees are also eligible for the credit. The credit is not limited to the number of new hires you can claim.

Partnerships

Business Services Team 

For more information on our Business Services, contact 501-296-1665 or Rodney.Chandler@arkansas.gov 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FROM THE ARKANSAS DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES​

Unemployment claims

To file an unemployment claim, please visit EZARC.ADWS.Arkansas.gov. Questions about unemployment insurance claims may be directed to the UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178.

New FOIA Request Portal

Now Arkansas citizens can submit FOIA requests to ADWS through an easy-to-use online portal! Click the link below to submit a request.

Submit a FOIA Request

1099s

If you received unemployment insurance benefits during the year 2022, you need a 1099 form to file your income tax return. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services will mail 1099s by January 31, 2023, to the address on file as of January 17, 2023. If you do not receive your 1099 in the mail by February 12, 2023, you may call the UI Hotline to be sure we have the correct address on file. 1099s will not be mailed to updated addresses prior to February 12, 2023. UI Hotline: 1-844-908-2178 Read more here.

ADWS provides interpretation and translation services, at no cost, for clients who need assistance in accessing and participating in available services and programs. To request an interpreter or translator, please contact your nearest local office. 

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ADWS proporciona servicios de interpretación y traducción, sin costo alguno, para clientes que necesitan asistencia accediendo y participando en servicios y programas disponibles. Para solicitar un intérprete o traductor, por favor póngase en contacto con su oficina local más cercana.

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