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BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Central Arkansas Business Service Team

The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area offers complete integrated talent support solutions to help businesses compete and grow in Central Arkansas. We provide vital partnership and assist businesses in overcoming the challenges of recruiting, retaining, developing and maintaining a pipeline of qualified job seekers.

 

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.

Employers can apply for just one of our many services, or take advantage of all available services for an integrated talent support solution that’s tailored to your company’s specific goals.

 
 

Heavenly Enterprises Inc.

"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!"

SOLUTIONS FOR CENTRAL ARKANSAS' BUSINESSES

Offering NO COST solutions designed to meet the constant changes within your industry and workforce.

Backed by a team of experienced professionals, our strategic services meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from small startups to large businesses - and deliver lasting changes with measurable growth. Please get in touch with us today to learn how Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area Business Service Team can help your future success.

RECRUITING

Our network of workforce professionals can assist with or oversee your recruiting needs.

  • We’ve built a successful track record of finding top applicants to match specific business needs, from entry level to experienced workers.

  • We can host and promote hiring fairs to attract specialized talent.

  • We can use your candidate screening tools or ours.​

Let us help you save time and money to find the talent you need!

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HIRING NEEDS

Our dedicated network of workforce professionals helps you hire the talent you need to succeed.

  • We offer expertise at the state and local level.

  • We can provide physical resources like office space for in-person interviews.

  • We supply customized labor market data (wage trends, talent production sources, etc.) to help drive informed business decisions.

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Let us help you hire the right talent to help your business grow!

TRAINING

Our Business Service  Team offers recognized training grants to help Arkansas companies of all sizes compete and grow.

  • Our grants cover a matching portion of training expenses and, in some cases, related equipment and partial wage reimbursement too.

  • Businesses stay in full control of how, when and where they train their employees. We provide the expertise, funding and resources needed to succeed.

  • We have helped many of employees statewide boost their productivity, while helping their employers grow and compete in a global economy.

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Let us help you save time and money to find the talent you need!

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FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM

The Federal Bonding Program offers an insurance policy that protects employers against any possible losses incurred due to actions by high-risk employees including:


  • 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 who lack work histories

  • Individuals dishonorably discharged from the military

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC)

WOTC is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire workers from targeted groups. The tax credit is designed to help job seekers gain on-the-job experience, move towards economic self-sufficiency, and help reduce employer's federal tax liability. Employers must hire from among the targeted groups of job seekers to qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Let us help you save time and money to find the talent you need!

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OTHER AVAILABLE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TOOLS MAY INCLUDE:

  1. On-The-Job Training (OJT)

  2. Incumbent Worker Training

  3. Work Experience

  4. Paid Internship

  5. Registered Apprenticeship 

  6. Lay-Off Assistance

 

MEET OUR BUSINESS SERVICE TEAM

SHAWNTEL BROWN

Business Service Coordinator

KIRA LIVINGSTON

Digital Media Coordinator

DIANA KIRKDOFFER

Workforce Center Manager

JENNIFER LEDERMAN-RAMBO

Employment Services Supervisor

MEGAN RIDENHOUR

Workforce Specialist

LARRY WOODLE

DVOP Specialist

 

BUSINESS OUTREACH LIBRARY

The sole purpose of these videos is to showcase our flexibility with our businesses. We offer additional services to assist with recruitment, which will help explain your company culture, engage the right audience through various digital channels, and will attract the right applicants for your hiring event or available job openings .

 
 
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