Workforce Services

Employers

Workforce Needs

Identifying and helping to meet the workforce needs of Arkansas’ employers is critical for continued job creation. ADWS is committed to assisting employers find qualified applicants and assisting job hunters in their search for employment.

Local Business Services Coordinators

Arkansas has 10 Local Workforce Development Areas, and each area has a business services coordinator on hand to assist you. Click here to contact the business services coordinator in your area!

Recruiting & Screening

When you need the right people for the job, we can help you review resumes and assess candidates before the interview stage.

Job Orders

Looking for help with recruitment? The first step is to send us your job orders! Contact your local business services coordinator or DWS office to get started.

Arkansas Joblink

Employers are encouraged to establish Employer Accounts in the Arkansas JobLink System for the purpose of posting employment opportunities and receiving applicant self-referrals and staff-assisted referrals of qualified applicants. Employers will have access to post jobs, search resumes, and receive emails about new job hunters. Employers can receive assistance with creating their accounts or they can establish a self-service account. Employers may enter job postings at any time after submitting the account registration and the account has been approved.

Job Fairs & Customized Hiring Events

Meet qualified candidates at an event tailored to your company’s needs. Receive notice of upcoming job fairs and join other employers at larger recruiting events. Contact your local Workforce Center for more information.

Virtual Job Fairs

• Arkansas Virtual Job Fair (VJF)  – DWS and the Arkansas Workforce Centers now offer Virtual Job Fairs as a free employer service statewide. Getting a Virtual Job Fair going is easy! Please contact your local Arkansas Workforce Center to get started. Click here to learn more about Virtual Job Fairs. Contact information for every Arkansas Workforce Center is available on the Contact page.

Please make requests at least 5-10 business days prior to the planned event.

Workforce Center Facilities

Many Arkansas Workforce Centers have meeting rooms, computer labs, and training areas that are available for businesses to reserve and use at no cost. These facilities are often used for interviewing candidates, training workers, conducting employee orientations, and holding general meetings or conferences.

Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker Program

Many migrant farmworkers travel to Arkansas each year to help with the cultivating and harvesting of several crops in specific regions of the state. Through our Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker (MSFW) Program, we help farmworkers and the employers who hire them.

Labor Market Information

Learn about labor market trends and access resources for planning business expansion, relocation, future hiring, and training needs. Visit www.Discover.Arkansas.gov to explore Arkansas Labor Market Information for yourself or contact one of our offices for additional assistance.

Veterans Representatives

Local Veterans Employment Representatives work to connect veterans with employers and inform businesses of the benefits of hiring Veterans. Contact your local Workforce Center to learn about recruiting veterans.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire workers from targeted groups. The tax credit is designed to help job hunters gain on-the-job experience, move toward economic self-sufficiency, and help reduce employer’s federal tax liability.

New Hire Registry

Federal and State law requires employers to report newly hired and re-hired employees in Arkansas to the Arkansas New Hire Reporting Center. This site will provide you with information about reporting new hires including reporting online and other reporting options.

Unemployment Insurance Employer Services

ADWS administers Arkansas’ Unemployment Insurance program and facilitates employer compliance with the Arkansas Employment Security Law, collects unemployment insurance contributions from employers, provides unemployment insurance benefits to those eligible, and maintains management information systems for filing unemployment insurance claims and fraud detection. Employers can access online UI services here.

Should you have any questions or comments concerning any of the Online Unemployment Insurance Employer Services features, please contact the ADWS UI department here.

Employer Workplace Poster – How to Claim Unemployment

This poster is to display in the workplace for employees to be informed that they are covered by Arkansas Division of Workforce Services’ Law that provides Unemployment Insurance benefits for unemployed workers and under certain conditions, for those working only part-time.

Employer Workplace Poster
Employer Workplace Poster – En Español
Employer Workplace Poster – Vietnamese
Employer Workplace Poster – Loatian

Employer Compliance Information

Division of Workforce Services Law
Workforce Services Regulations
Worker Adjustment & Retraining Act

Resources

Business Services Booklet
Employer Handbook
Veterans Services

Contact Information

Division of Workforce Services
Phone
501-682-2121
Street
2 Capitol Mall Little Rock, AR 72201
Mailing
P.O. Box 2981 Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone
501-682-1970
Street
1 Commerce Way Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone
501-296-1600
Toll-Free
1-800-330-0632
Fax
501-296-1141
Street
1 Commerce Way Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone
501-682-5463
Toll-Free
1-800-960-9270
Fax
501-682-0366
Street
1 Commerce Way Little Rock, AR 72202
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FROM THE ARKANSAS DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES​

Are you hiring?

Send us your job orders! We will post your jobs on Arkansas JobLink, our free online job board. Then we'll work to find candidates that meet your qualifications and send them your way. We can also help you meet qualified candidates at hiring events and job fairs tailored to your company’s needs; we can come to you or host the event at one of our many office locations! Contact your local business services coordinator to learn more!

Looking for a job?

Visit Arkansas JobLink and set up your job-seeker account to create and post resumes, search for jobs and training opportunities, receive notifications when certain jobs are posted, and learn about upcoming hiring events!

Whether you are unemployed and searching for work, or looking to increase your skillset to further your career, we can help. Visit an Arkansas Workforce Center to meet with a career counselor, get help with job search and applications, learn about training opportunities, get certified as "work-ready", and more. We can provide services and connect you to resources that will help you achieve your employment and career goals.

Request a Mobile Workforce Center

The Division of Workforce Services operates five Mobile Workforce Center RVs and two mini Mobile Workforce Centers. Click here to request one for your next event or anytime you need DWS services onsite.

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.

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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