Workforce Services

Job Hunting In Arkansas

Getting Started

  • What sort of work are you looking for?
  • Identify jobs which are related to the work you do.
  • Check with the local employment office and find out about labor market information for the occupations you are interested in.

Make Sure You Look at

  • The job outlook
  • The growth or decline of the occupation
  • Salary history and future projections
  • The number of jobs available and/or in demand for the occupation

Before You Pound the Pavement

  • Identify all the skills you possess. What have you done? Write it down.

Consider All of the Following

  • Past job descriptions
  • Education background and courses taken
  • Volunteer work experience
  • Personal characteristics

After You Identify Your Skills, You Must Be Able to Tell an Employer What They Are

  • Sound interested and enthusiastic.
  • Look directly at people when you talk to them. (Don’t Stare!)
  • Smile.
  • Be positive and self-assured.
  • Keep your head up; don’t slouch or droop.
  • Have a résumé prepared that tells the employer all about you and your experience. See Résumé Information.

Organization Is the Key to Hunting for a Job

  • Designate a work space – from here you’ll contact employers, mail out résumés and research jobs.

Recognizing The Job Market

  • Newspaper Ads – Check your local newspaper listings or want ads.
  • Computer Job Banks – Take advantage of the many on-line job banks.
  • Career Publications – Look through magazines that are geared toward the occupation that interests you.
  • Arkansas Workforce Center office – Check with your local office for job vacancies listed by area employers.
  • Look for in-store signs of job openings – Some businesses advertise their job openings within their business before they advertise their job vacancies elsewhere.
  • Don’t let opportunities pass you by! Be aware of every opportunity!

Help With Your Search

Ultimately, success is up to you but help is available. Your local Arkansas Workforce Center office can provide you with information on the following:

  • Access to a job network
  • Résumé creation help
  • Educational assistance
  • Walk-in self help centers
  • Information on various employers
  • Free government services
  • Workshops that may be available in your area
  • Referrals

Getting out and meeting people is the key to a successful job hunt.

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.

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