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.
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.
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.
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.