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ACCOMMODATION & FOOD SERVICE
The Accommodation and Food Services sector employs 27,081 individuals with 1,673 business locations across the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area. Many of the jobs in this industry do not require formal education. The overwhelming majority (84%) of these jobs are at restaurants, with the largest occupations of fast food and counter workers, and waiters/waitresses.
Collectively, there are 15,713 jobs and 1,759 various businesses in the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area throughout the construction sector. It’s been said “college isn’t for everyone” and in fact those that chose vocational paths often have a much easier time obtaining a job at a higher wage than someone who attended a four-year institution.
EDUCATION & HEALTH SERVICES
The education and health services supersector is part of the service-providing industries supersector group. The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area comprises over 3,721 payrolled businesses that employ 86,964 individuals throughout the region within this industry.
According to EMSI, the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area is home to 552 manufacturing business locations that develop a wide range of products and employ over 18,000 individuals. Some specializations exist in the region, such as sanitary paper products, ammunitions, iron and steel pipe and tube, electronic connectors, and unlaminated plastics.
In-Demand Industries in
To meet the labor force needs of business and industry, we used data analysis. Our goal is to give job seekers every advantage they need to improve their standard of living across our six-county service area. The eight industry sectors listed below will increase the likelihood of job seekers finding a good paying job.
WHY THESE INDUSTRIES?
How were these in-demand industries determined? The Workforce Development Board uses the data analysis and conclusions drawn from the LEVERAGE document as a catalytic first step to meet the labor force needs of business and industry and provide every advantage for participants to obtain a higher standard of living throughout our six county service area.