The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services contains several programs that are specialized for meeting the needs of job seekers, employers, and the general public. These programs are: Career Readiness Certification, Governor’s Dislocated Workers Task Force, Migrant Farm Labor Center, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Trade Adjustment Assistance, Unemployment Services, and Veteran Services.
The Arkansas Career Readiness Certification program provides a portable credential based upon the WorkKeys® assessments that demonstrates to employers that an individual possesses the basic workplace skills required for 21st century jobs.
DWS is currently receiving U.S. Department of Labor funds for three grants to promote Registered Apprenticeship in Arkansas:
The Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force engages the resources of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, area Health Services, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), the Workforce Investment Areas (WIA) and other agencies as appropriate to meet the needs of dislocated workers and employers.
The TANF program was created to help families stay together by empowering family leaders with job skills, resources, and assistance. With that in mind, TANF serves four functions:
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a benefit for those workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TAA includes a variety of benefits and reemployment services to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. Workers may receive assistance in skill assessment, job search workshops, job development/referral and job placement. In addition, workers may be eligible for training, job search allowance, a relocation allowance, and other reemployment services.
The Unemployment Services division provides financial assistance and employment services to jobless workers.
The Veteran Services DVOP and LVER staff develops increased hiring opportunities within the local work force by raising the awareness of employers of the availability and the benefit of hiring veterans.
To meet the specific needs of veterans, particularly veterans with barriers to employment the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services utilizes DVOP and LVER staff who, are thoroughly familiar with the full range of job development services and training programs available at the State Workforce Agency One-Stop Career Centers, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program locations.
Arkansas Workforce Centers provide locally developed and operated services linking employers and jobseekers through a statewide delivery system. Convenient “one-stop” centers are designed to eliminate the need to visit different locations.
The Centers integrate multiple workforce development programs into a single system, making the resources much more accessible and user friendly to jobseekers as well as expanding services to employers.
Arkansas Workforce Centers are designed “by employers for employers” to find and train qualified workers and help jobseekers find new opportunities. When it all comes together, it’s a winning partnership for Arkansas!
Arkansas Workforce Centers are a proud member of America’s Workforce Network.
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