Workforce Services

Arkansas Workforce Development Board

Arkansas Workforce Development Board

The Arkansas Workforce Development Board is appointed by the governor and serves as a convener of state, regional, and local workforce system partners to enhance the capacity and performance of the workforce development system; align and improve employment, training, and education programs; and, through these efforts promote economic growth. 

As a strategic convener, the Arkansas Workforce Development Board promotes partnerships and engages key stakeholders. Through the leadership of the Arkansas Workforce Development Board, the state can ensure that the workforce development system in Arkansas is customer-driven, for both job seekers and employers.  This effort includes aligning federal investments in job training, integrating service delivery across programs, and ensuring that the workforce system is job-driven and matches employers with skilled individuals. 

The vision for the Arkansas Workforce Development Delivery System by the  Arkansas Workforce Development Board provides standards for a high-quality workforce center including customer service, innovation and service design, systems integration, and high-quality staffing. This publicly-funded workforce system is designed to increase access to, and opportunities for, the employment, education, training, and support services that individuals need to succeed in the labor market, particularly those with barriers to employment. 

The management of the Arkansas delivery system is a shared responsibility of the State, Local Workforce Development Boards, Chief-Elected Officials, core WIOA partners, other required partners, and Workforce Center operators.

Arkansas Workforce Development Board Links:

In addition to state partners and programs, each local area has additional Workforce Center partners. Check with your local center for a complete list of partner organizations in your area.

State Local Board & Area Information

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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