WHO WE ARE

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, a federally funded grant, the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area is able to provide innovative solutions for Central Arkansas' workforce and employers.


Our workforce centers offer eligible participants with career and educational training services, which assist them in obtaining and retaining employment. These services are funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)  other local and state partners and target in-demand industry sectors throughout the region.


Additionally, we provide vital partnership for our industries and assist businesses in overcoming the challenges of recruiting, retaining, developing and maintaining a pipeline of qualified job seekers.


Our goals is to provide both job seekers and employers with resources and services designed to help them succeed in today's competitive job market.

 

Providing Innovative Solutions to

CENTRAL ARKANSAS'
JOB SEEKERS & EMPLOYERS

SERVICES

EDUCATIONAL & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

We provide opportunity and access to targeted training and education that leads to a career with gainful employment for every Central Arkansas job seeker. We strive to remove barriers for hard-to-reach populations like veterans and eligible spouses, returning citizens, individuals that have aged out of foster care, individuals with disabilities, and homeless individuals.

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS

Our Business Service Team identifies appropriate strategies to help create a workforce to foster economic development. We strive to provide economic solutions and provide sustainable strategic services for the industries that make our area a great place to live and work. We assists businesses in overcoming the challenges of recruiting, retaining, developing and maintaining a pipeline of qualified job seekers.

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our goal is to provide job seekers with the best diverse job opportunities throughout the Central Arkansas Region. 
We understand that deciding on and navigating your career can sometimes be challenging, so we provide additional resources and services to help you secure a job that will lead to promising career.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Create a Professional Resume- October 2021
    Wed, Oct 27
    Free Online Training Course
    Oct 27, 10:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    In this course you will learn in detail the essential components of a resume, before moving onto different types of resume formats.
  • Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter - October 2021
    Wed, Oct 27
    Free Online Training Course
    Oct 27, 10:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    This free online course on Preparing your Cover Letter and Resume will teach you how to ace your cover letter and resume as well as the essential aspects for landing your perfect job.
  • A Complete Job Interview Skills Guide - November 2021
    Wed, Nov 03
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 03, 10:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Are you preparing for a job interview? In this free online course, learn how to develop the best interview skills to help you be successful during the job interview process and secure a top job.
  • Job Offer Formula - How To Land Your Ideal Job - November 2021
    Nov 03, 10:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    In this free online course you will be introduced to the job offer formula and learn how to apply it to every aspect of the job seeking journey. This course teaches you about resumes, cover letters, networking, interview skills and salary negotiation techniques.
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Beginners
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 10
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel 2019 and how to create spreadsheets with this free online Excel course.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2019/365
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 10
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 10, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Learn how to use Microsoft Word 2019, work with a vast array of tools on your document and format characters and paragraphs like a pro.
  • Soft Skills for Professionals
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 17
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Are you ready to learn about the 10 soft skills you will need in your working life?
  • Essential Career Soft Skills
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 17
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 17, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Learn everything you need to know about soft skills training in this free course that will help you become indispensable to any industry.
  • How to Plan Your Career Path
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 24
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 24, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Make sure you pick the right career for your future by gaining some really valuable career planning and research skills.
  • Introduction to Job Search Skills
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Nov 24
    Free Online Training Course
    Nov 24, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Equip yourself with valuable job search skills and discover how to land your dream job with this free online course.
  • Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 01
    Free Online Training Course
    Dec 01, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    This free online course on Preparing your Cover Letter and Resume will teach you how to ace your cover letter and resume as well as the essential aspects for landing your perfect job.
  • Create a Professional Resume
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 01
    Free Online Training Course
    Dec 01, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    In this course you will learn in detail the essential components of a resume, before moving onto different types of resume formats.
  • A Complete Job Interview Skills Guide
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 29
    Free Online Training Course
    Dec 29, 10:00 AM – Dec 30, 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    Are you preparing for a job interview? In this free online course, learn how to develop the best interview skills to help you be successful during the job interview process and secure a top job.
  • Job Offer Formula - How To Land Your Ideal Job
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Dec 29
    Free Online Training Course
    Dec 29, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Free Online Training Course
    In this free online course you will be introduced to the job offer formula and learn how to apply it to every aspect of the job seeking journey. This course teaches you about resumes, cover letters, networking, interview skills and salary negotiation techniques.
 

MEET OUR TEAM

 
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RODNEY LARSEN

Executive Director

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TINA ROUSH

Executive Deputy Director

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MARSHA SEBOURN

Internal Monitor/Admin Assistant

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SHAWNTEL BROWN

Business Service Coordinator

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BOBBY STROBEL, JR.

One-Stop Manager of Arkansas Workforce Center in Conway

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DORINE SMITH

One-Stop Manager of Arkansas Workforce Center in Lonoke & Brinkley

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CYNTHIA TERRY

One-Stop Manager of Arkansas Workforce Center in North Little Rock

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KIRA LIVINGSTON

Digital Media Coordinator

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER LOCATIONS

Visit any one of our Workforce Centers to find a team of trained and committed professionals ready to listen, advise and partner with you to target and achieve your career goals. Computers are available for preparing résumés, cover letters, completing online job applications, accessing training provider data, as well as obtaining access to the Internet and job search websites. Job centers are equipped with office equipment made available at no-cost that will make your job search be a breeze.

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER IN BENTON

400 Edison Avenue 

Benton, AR  72015

 

Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

501-315-7702

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER IN BRINKLEY

405 West 4th St. 

Brinkley, AR  72021

 

Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

870-734-3374

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER IN CONWAY

1500 N Museum Road

Conway AR  72032

 

Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

501-730-9865

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER IN LONOKE

902 N. Center St.

Lonoke, AR  72086

 

Monday-Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

501-676-2721

ARKANSAS WORKFORCE CENTER IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK

324 Pershing Boulevard 
North Little Rock, AR  72114

Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

501-376-4119

 

CONTACT US

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Working Together

CAPDD/Arkansas Workforce Center is an “equal opportunity employer/program,” and “auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to Individuals with disabilities.” Arkansas Relay Service: 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) 1-800-285-1131 (TDD)  Or TDD 711.