Start at your local Arkansas Workforce Center
Arkansas Workforce Centers
At the Arkansas Workforce Centers, DWS offers a variety of services, like job search and résumé assistance, career counseling, workforce readiness training, and referrals to employers who are hiring. Learn about the labor market and the occupations that are most in demand in your area. We can connect you to training and apprenticeship programs that will help you develop the skills you need for the job you want. The Workforce Centers often house additional partners and programs, so you can access a variety of resources and services without visiting multiple locations.
Services available to job seekers:
- Job search assistance
- Referrals and job placement
- Resume writing and review
- Help with applications
- Interview tips
- Training opportunities
- Career Readiness Certification
- Access to other resources
Jumpstart your job search online with an Arkansas JobLink job seeker account. Register for work and search for employment opportunities, build and post unlimited résumés to highlight your skillsets, and learn about upcoming job fairs and hiring events. Employers use Arkansas JobLink to search for qualified candidates– help them find you by posting your résumé today! Accounts are active at the time of registration.
Want to know when job fairs and hiring events are happening in your area? Be sure to follow DWS on Facebook and Twitter for updates. You can also visit the Upcoming Events page on Arkansas JobLink and check with your local Arkansas Workforce Center.
The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success. All Arkansas Career Readiness Certificates are recorded in ACT’s national RegiSTAR™ database, and this validates your certificate no matter in what state you seek employment.
Why earn your Career Readiness Certificate? It indicates that you have the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school, work-based learning programs, or through postsecondary paths because it is a valid predictor of job performance.
A Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys® Assessments: Applied Math, Workplace Documents, and Graphic Literacy. The first step toward earning a Career Readiness Certificate is to take the WorkKeys Curriculum® which will determine if you are ready to take the WorkKeys® Assessments. Ask your local Arkansas Workforce Center about taking the WorkKeys Curriculum® to get started!
Veterans, thank you for your service! When you visit the Arkansas Workforce Centers, please identify yourself so we can provide you with Priority of Service. We have staff who are veterans like you, and they are dedicated to providing assistance tailored to your needs. Some services available to you include mentoring and counseling, résumé assistance, and career readiness credentialing.
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists provide individualized career services to eligible veterans and eligible spouses. Workforce Center staff can help you find out if you are eligible!