Workforce Services

Employer Services

The Public Workforce System

The public workforce system is a network of federal, state, and local organizations that supports economic expansion in communities and develops the talent of our workforce. It includes job training and career services funded by the federal government, which are delivered locally at Arkansas Workforce Centers. The federal, state, and local governments have input into the programs and the services offered, along with the support of employers, educators, and community groups.

Local Workforce Development Boards

There are ten designated Local Workforce Development Areas in Arkansas, and each has a Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). Through your LWDB, your business has access to a set of 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 have considerable influence in shaping the strategic priorities and investment decisions of the workforce system 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:

  1. Business-led and tuned into their regional business community’s skill needs
  2. Focused on achieving improvement through customer-centered design to solve problems for
    businesses like yours
  3. Committed to understanding what competencies businesses need and to learning what credentials
  4. Evaluated by their ability to help people:
    • Get hired
    • Earn higher wages and stay employed
    • Gain credentials
  5. Run by people who live and work in their local community and understand the needs of the
  6. Equipped to assist businesses throughout the business cycle with their workforce needs
  7. Able to impact a business’s bottom line

Click here to find your LWDB.

Business Services

Each of the ten Local Workforce Development Areas has a business services coordinator. 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.

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 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 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.

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!

Migrant/ Seasonal Farm Worker Program

Migrant farmworkers travel to Arkansas each year to help cultivate and harvest 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 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 employers’ 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.

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