Arkansas

ARKANSAS

 

Arkansas state workforce development agencies are under the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, with satellite offices throughout the state, in cooperation with regional planning districts.  Many of the offices below are designated as “comprehensive” and are marked by an asterisk (*).  Comprehensive means a “one-stop” office, to include unemployment insurance processing, employment search assistance, and self-help resources.

 

Some of the Centers listed below are in small communities and have limited information and resources.  Calling the nearest “on-stop” Center before you visit may be more helpful to you and your job search.  But, once you have determined that a particular office will be useful to you, a visit is a must.

 

There is a special training program for those who receive state and federal assistance, known as Arkansas Works.  See below for more information.

 

It is advisable to call ahead before your visit to insure the office is open and has the resources you are seeking.  While many state workforce offices are open Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m., to 4:30 p.m., some have limited office schedules, as noted below.  With budget cuts, some offices may simply be closed and the information available online may not be up-to-date.

 

If you experience this confusion, you may call (855) 225-4440 for the most recent information.  But, you may have to be persistent, as Arkansas has, at least, three different “official” sites listing statewide offices with inaccurate and confusing information.

 

Arkansas Works

 

Arkansas Works is a collaborative effort by the departments of Career Education, Education, Higher Education, Workforce Services, and Economic Development; the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority; the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges; and the State Chamber of Commerce.

 

It is funded by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

 

 

Truck Driver Training Pilot Initiative

 

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS), in conjunction with the Arkansas Trucking Association, and Arkansas State University – Newport, a leading center for transportation careers, has created a pilot program to train and place 300 truck drivers with Arkansas trucking companies.  The four-week course is paid for by Arkansas DWS, with a requirement that successful candidates will stay with the hiring company for 12 months or to reimburse.

 

Eligibility for the program begins with a visit to any of the Arkansas Workforce Centers and register as a job-seeker.  For further details, please go here:

 

www.truckingarkansas.com/assets/TDTPI Fact Sheet.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Arkadelphia

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Arkadelphia*

502 South Sixth Street

Arkadelphia, AR  71923

(870) 246-2481

 

This Center is located across the street from the back of the U.S. Post Office in town.

 

 

Ash Flat

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Ash Flat

980 Ash Flat Drive North

Ash Flat, AR  72513

(870) 994-7353

 

Seeking information and job assistance may be better served by calling the Batesville Center, at (870) 793-4156, but you should also leave a clear message above.

 

 

Augusta

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Augusta

721 East Highway 64

Augusta, AR  72006

(870) 793-2561

 

This office was located about a fifth of a mile west of Augusta High School, on the left, heading towards town, but is presently closed.  The number provided above is for an office in Batesville.

 

 

Batesville

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Batesville*

398 Barnett Drive

Batesville, AR  72501

(870) 793-4156

 

This Center is located on the north side of Batesville, on Barnett Drive, off North St. Louis Street behind Hawg’s Exxon Truck Stop.

 

 

Benton

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Benton*

400 Edison Avenue

Benton, AR  72015

(501) 776-2974

 

This office is located on Arkansas 35, after it becomes Edison Avenue, in the south-center of town.

 

Blytheville

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Blytheville*

2825 South Division Street

Blytheville, AR  72315

(870) 762-5365

 

This Center is located south of town, adjacent to Arkansas Northeastern College.  Division Street is also known as U.S. Highway 61.

 

 

Brinkley

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Brinkley

401 West 4th Street

Brinkley, AR  72021

(870) 734-3374

 

This Center is now located on West 4th Street, across the street from Gene’s Bar-B-Que.

 

 

Burdette

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Burdette*

822 West Plantation Drive

Burdette, AR  72321

(870) 762-2035

 

This center is now closed and has relocated to the Blytheville Center above.  The phone number listed for Burdette, however, rings at the Blytheville Center.

 

 

Cabot

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Cabot

No.1 City Plaza, Suite C

Cabot, AR  72023

(501) 941-2185

 

This Center is located behind the Cabot Police Department, on City Plaza (North 1st Street), which faces the railroad tracks.

 

 

Camden

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Camden*

237 Jackson Street SW

Camden, AR  71701

(870) 836-5024

 

This Center is located near the Ouachita County Courthouse, on Jackson Street, SW.

 

 

Clinton

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Clinton

100 Success Drive, Room 173

Clinton, AR  72031

(501) 745-8485

 

This Center is only open – generally – on the first and third Mondays, from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m., and the telephone number will eventually ring to a fax machine at any other time.

 

The Center is located within the Van Buren County Court House Annex, which is actually at 1396 U.S. Highway 65 South, just before the Van Buren County Library and just past KFC/Long John Silvers, south of town.

 

To seek assistance in Clinton, it is best advised to call Rhonda Ivy, in the Mountain View office, at (870) 269-4070, to set up an appointment.  Her office, however, closes at noon on Fridays.

 

 

Conway

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Conway*

1500 North Museum Road, Suite 111

Conway, AR  72032

(501) 730-9865/730-9897

 

This Center is located in the Wren Corner complex, which is next door to the Arkansas Department of Human Services for Faulkner County.

 

 

Danville

 

Danville Workforce Center at Danville

DHS Building

818 M Street

Danville, AR  72833

(479) 495-2233

 

This Center is located adjacent to the Arkansas Department of Human Services for Yell County, across the street from City Park.  It is open 8:00 a.m., to 3:30 p.m., on Wednesdays only.  For information or assistance at other times, call the Russellville Center, at (479) 968-2784.

 

 

Dumas

 

The Arkansas Workforce Center at Dumas

130 West Waterman Street

Dumas, AR  71639

(870) 382-1017

 

This Center is located in the Delta Technology Education Center in the center of town, in the former Merchants and Farmers Bank building, where there is still a drive-thru for banking services.

 

 

El Dorado

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at El Dorado*

523 East Sixth Street

El Dorado, AR  71731

(870) 862-6456

 

This Center is located around the corner from and on the backside of the Madison Square Shopping Center, which itself is on North Madison Avenue.

 

 

Fayetteville

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Fayetteville*

2143 West Martin Luther King Boulevard

Fayetteville, AR  72701

(479) 521-5730

 

http://www.nwarkansascareers.com/

 

This Center is located within the former Westwood Plaza Shopping Center, next door to Mexico Viejo restaurant.

 

 

Forrest City

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Forrest City*

300 Eldridge Road, Suite 2

Forrest City, AR  72336

(870) 633-2900

 

Unless you already know where this Center is located, you might not be able to find it, as it is not currently showing correctly on Google Maps.  It is, however, located behind a new, four-story Holiday Inn Express, near the interchange with I-40 and North Washington Street, where a former factory was.

 

 

Fort Smith

 

Fort Smith Workforce Center at Fort Smith

616 Garrison Avenue, Suite 101

Fort Smith, AR  72902

(479) 783-0231

 

This Center is located in the State Office Building, on Garrison Avenue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harrison

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Harrison*

Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District Plaza

818 Highway 62-65-412 North

Harrison, AR  72602

(870) 741-8236

 

http://www.nwarkansascareers.com/

 

This Center is located in the Fashion Center, formerly the Ozark Mall Shopping Center, behind Colton’s Steak House & Grill.

 

 

Heber Springs

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Heber Springs

70 Cleburne Park Road

Heber Springs, AR  72543

 

This office is currently closed.  If you live in the Heber Springs area, please call Rhonda Ivy at the Mountain View Center, at (870) 269-4070, for assistance.  Her office, however, closes at noon on Fridays.

 

 

Helena

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Helena

819 Newman Drive

Helena, AR  72342

(870) 338-7415

 

This Center is down past the Helena Medical Center, on the right side of Newman Drive.

 

 

Jonesboro

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Jonesboro*

2311 East Nettleton Avenue

Jonesboro, AR  72401

(870) 910-8129

 

This office is across the street from Walgreen’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Rock

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Little Rock*

5401 South University Avenue

Little Rock, AR  72209

(501) 682-8030

 

This office is located on U.S. Highway 67-U.S. Highway 70B, also known as South University Avenue, in the Geyer Springs area, about one mile south of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  It is across the street from the Little Rock Fire Department, Station 11.

 

 

Lonoke

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Lonoke

902 North Center Street

Lonoke, AR  72086

(501) 676-2721

 

This Center is located within the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District office on North Center Street, next door to O’Reilly Auto Parts.

 

 

Monticello

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Monticello

477 South Main Street

Monticello, AR  71655

(870) 367-2476

 

This Center is located four blocks south of town center in a predominately residential area.

 

 

Mountain Home

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Mountain Home*

1058 Highland Circle #20

Mountain Home, AR  72654

(870) 425-2386

 

http://www.nwarkansascareers.com/

 

This Center is located past Fred’s Dollar Store, on the right.

 

 

Mountain View

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Mountain View

210 School Avenue

Mountain View, AR  72560

(870) 269-4070

 

Newport

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Newport

7648 Victory Lane, Suite B

Newport, AR  72112

(870) 523-3641

 

 

North Little Rock

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at North Little Rock

3901 McCain Park Drive, Suite 102

North Little Rock, AR  72116

(501) 376-4119

 

 

Paragould

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Paragould

1015 Linwood Drive, Suite 4

Paragould, AR  72450

(870) 236-8220

 

 

Pine Bluff

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Pine Bluff*

1001 South Tennessee Street

Pine Bluff, AR  71601

(870) 575-9797/534-1920

 

This center is now located across the street from and behind the Ramada Plaza, where Tennessee Street rounds the corner to meet East 10th Avenue.  Both previous locations – at Regency Square and across from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff – are now closed.

 

 

Rogers

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Rogers*

Frisco Station Mall

100 North Dixieland

Rogers, AR  72756

(479) 636-4765

 

http://www.nwarkansascareers.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russellville

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Russellville*

104 South Rochester Avenue

Russellville, AR  72811

(479) 968-2784

 

This Center is located down from Brown’s Catfish, which is on East Main Street, and is immediately behind Liberty Bank, also on East Mian.

 

 

Salem

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Salem

146 Pickren Street

Salem, AR  72576

(870) 895-3628

 

 

Searcy

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Searcy

501 West Arch Street

Searcy, AR  72143

(501) 268-6650

 

 

 

Siloam Springs

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Siloam Springs*

809 South Mount Olive Street

Siloam Springs, AR  72761

(479) 524-5181

 

http://www.nwarkansascareers.com/

 

 

West Memphis

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at West Memphis*

Mid-South Community College

North Campus

2000 West Broadway

West Memphis, AR  72301

(870) 400-2269

 

The office is in a stand-alone building adjacent to the Workforce Technology Center. On the North Campus of Mid-South Community College.

 

 

 

Wynne

 

Arkansas Workforce Center at Wynne

1790 North Falls Boulevard, Suite 3

Wynne, AR  72396

(870) 238-3117

 

This Center is located within the Technology Center at East Arkansas Community College, on North Falls Boulevard, next to Sonic.

 

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