Mobile Workforce Centers
The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services has nine Mobile Workforce Centers, which are RVs equipped with internet, computers, printers, copiers, and helpful staff. These vehicles bring the services of Arkansas Workforce Centers directly to job seekers and employers. The fleet includes five large RVs and four class C RVs (or “mini” Mobile Workforce Centers).
The Mobile Workforce Centers include at least one computer with access to Jobs Application with Speech (JAWS) software, and our larger units are wheelchair accessible.
Mini Mobile Workforce Centers
The mini Mobile Workforce Centers visit some cities regularly – check the schedule here! ADWS chooses these locations and how often we visit them based on increased need or high demand for services in the area. Proximity to our brick-and-mortar locations is also considered when choosing areas to visit regularly. ADWS welcomes input from community leaders and employers when determining the locations that the mini Mobile Workforce Centers visit regularly. Click here to contact us, or email email@example.com.
Utilization of Mobile Workforce Centers
Increase Access to Services
The Mobile Workforce Centers help ensure communities in need can access employment-related services in areas without a brick-and-mortar Arkansas Workforce Center office. The Mobile Workforce Centers have established a network of support throughout the state and are frequently in demand to serve the communities of Arkansas.
Dislocated Worker Assistance
When a company downsizes or closes, the Rapid Response Team can provide information and connections to various services and programs to assist workers during their transition. When there is time to provide expanded services for workers, the Mobile Workforce Centers are brought in for on-site assistance at job fairs or transition centers. The RESEA program has also worked to have the units provide job readiness training—email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Support Reentry Activities
The units also support reentry activities by assisting individuals who are still incarcerated, recently released, or within 30 days of release. The units help with AJL information and registration, job search, resume creation, mock interviews, and information on careers and small businesses. For individuals who are 30 days to release, a Quick Guide provides a snapshot of how much preparation is needed to take the Career Readiness Certification assessment and if there is a need for additional help through the Key Train modules or a referral to Adult Education.
Job Fairs and Events
You can request the Mobile Workforce Centers for job fairs, hiring events, conferences, and other occasions so attendees can receive and/or learn about ADWS services. The mobile units are versatile and can also be used to host things like training sessions, interviews, workshops, assessments, and more.
Request a Mobile Workforce Center
Request a Mobile Workforce Center by completing and submitting our online form. Click the button below to fill out and submit the form, and we’ll be in touch soon after we receive your submission!