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Recruiting & Screening
When you need the right people for the job, we can help you review resumes and assess candidates before the interview stage. Simply contact your local Workforce Center or business services coordinator to get started.
Employers are encouraged to establish Employer Accounts in the Arkansas JobLink System to post employment opportunities and receive applicant self-referrals and staff-assisted referrals of qualified applicants. Employers can 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 posts anytime after their account registration 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.
Workforce Center Facilities
Many Arkansas Workforce Centers have meeting rooms, computer labs, and training areas for businesses to reserve and use at no cost. These facilities are often used to interview candidates, train workers, conduct employee orientations, and hold general meetings or conferences.
Mobile Workforce Centers
The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services has a fantastic resource to meet Arkansas’ workforce needs. ADWS operates five (5) full-sized Mobile Workforce Center RVs and four “mini” Mobile Workforce Centers. Each Mobile Workforce Center has full internet connectivity and is equipped with computers, printers, copiers, and helpful staff. Click here to learn more!
Workforce Reductions, WARN Notices, & Support for Dislocated Workers
When businesses experience closings or workforce reductions caused by the economic climate or natural disasters, the ADWS Dislocated Worker Services Unit works to mitigate the impact these events can have on people and communities by providing employment services and engaging the resources of local and state agencies to meet the needs of dislocated workers and employers. Learn about WARN notices and dislocated worker services here.
Migrant/ Seasonal Farm Worker Program
Migrant farmworkers travel to Arkansas each year to help cultivate and harvest several crops in specific state regions. 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, 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 employers’ federal tax liability.
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services for Employers
Local Workforce Development Boards
Arkansas has ten designated Local Workforce Development Areas, each with a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). Through your LWDB, your business has access to resources that can often find diverse candidates, such as youth, older workers, individuals with disabilities, and other untapped sources of workers. As a local employer, you can influence the workforce system’s strategic priorities and investment decisions by participating as a volunteer board member on your LWDB or participating in various industry-sector partnerships set up by your LWDB.
Local Workforce Development Boards are:
- Business-led and tuned into their regional business community’s skill needs
- Focused on achieving improvement through customer-centered design to solve problems for
businesses like yours
- Committed to understanding what competencies businesses need and to learning what credentials
- Evaluated by their ability to help people:
- Get hired
- Earn higher wages and stay employed
- Gain credentials
- Run by people who live and work in their local community and understand the needs of the
- Equipped to assist businesses throughout the business cycle with their workforce needs
- Able to impact a business’s bottom line