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Providing Strategic Solutions

Take advantage of all available services for an integrated talent support solution that’s tailored to your company’s specific goals.

"The Business Service Team was so helpful to assist with recruiting for a new employee. Candidates were located quickly and were all good fits for the position we had open."

Creative Monument, LLC

Greenbrier, Arkansas

"We sent  the job requirements to the Business Service Team and in less than one week, we began receiving resumes.  The Business Service Team was professional and prompt when we needed assistance with updates to job postings and referring new candidates.  We would highly recommend these services in the future."

Tropical Smoothie Café

North Little Rock, Arkansas

"We were tremendously pleased with the the Business Service Team. Within one business day we had a number of promising applicants for an available position we had opened. With very little effort on our part we found the perfect candidate for our position!"

Heavenly Enterprises Inc.

Beebe, Arkansas

Business Service Team

RECRUITING

Our workforce professionals can help you with or oversee your recruiting needs. We've established a successful track record of finding top candidates to match specific business needs, ranging from entry-level to experienced workers. To attract specialized talent, we can host and promote hiring fairs and we can use either your or our candidate screening tools. Allow us to save you time and money in your search for the right talent!

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HIRING NEEDS

Our dedicated network of workforce professionals can assist you in hiring the talent you require to succeed. We provide expertise at the state and local levels, as well as physical resources such as office space for in-person interviews. Furthermore, we can provide customized labor market data (wage trends, talent production sources, etc.) to assist in making informed business decisions. Allow us to assist you in hiring the right people to help your business grow!

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TRAINING

Our Business Service Team provides nationally recognized training grants to assist Arkansas businesses of all sizes in competing and growing. Our grants cover a portion of the training costs as well as related equipment and partial wage reimbursement in some cases. Businesses retain complete control over how, when, and where their employees are trained. We provide the necessary expertise, funding, and resources to ensure success. We have assisted many employees across the state in increasing their productivity while also assisting their employers in growing and competing in a global economy.

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FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM

The Federal Bonding Program provides an insurance policy that protects employers from potential losses caused by high-risk employees, such as previously incarcerated men, women, and youth, individuals in recovery from substance use disorders, welfare recipients, individuals with poor credit records, economically disadvantaged youth and adults with no work histories, and individuals dishonorably discharged from the military.

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WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC)

Our team can show you how to apply for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire workers from specific groups. The tax credit is intended to assist job seekers in gaining on-the-job experience, progressing toward economic self-sufficiency, and reducing employers' federal tax liability. To qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, employers must hire from targeted groups of job seekers.

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OTHER SOLUTIONS

Our team can also assist you with On-the-Job Training (OJT), Incumbent Worker Training, Work Experience, Paid Internship Registered Apprenticeship, and Lay-Off Assistance.

Our Solutions

We provide vital partnership and help businesses overcome the challenges of recruiting, retaining, developing, and maintaining a pipeline of qualified jobseekers. Our strategic solutions, backed by a team of experienced professionals, meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from small startups to large corporations - and deliver long-term changes with measurable growth.

We offer NO COST solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of your industry and workforce.

Meet the Team

Our Business Service Team identifies appropriate strategies to assist in the creation of a workforce that will promote economic development. We strive to provide economic solutions and long-term strategic services to the industries that make our region a desirable place to live and work. Furthermore, we provide critical partnership and help businesses overcome the challenges of recruiting, retaining, developing, and maintaining a pipeline of qualified jobseekers.

DIANA KIRKDOFFER

DIANA KIRKDOFFER

Workforce Center Manager

JENNIFER LEDERMAN-RAMBO

JENNIFER LEDERMAN-RAMBO

Employment Services Supervisor

MEGAN RIDENHOUR

MEGAN RIDENHOUR

Workforce Specialist

SHAWNTEL BROWN

SHAWNTEL BROWN

Business Service Coordinator

ACCESS ADDITIONAL EMPLOYER RESOURCES

We cultivate relationships with community organizations to assist businesses in attracting, recruiting, training, preparing, upskilling, and reskilling talent. Check out our Workforce Services Directory to start building your network of talent pipeline development partners.

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