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CENTRAL ARKANSAS

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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.

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.


TOP EMPLOYERS IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS:

  1. McDonalds

  2. Sonic Drive-In

  3. David's Burgers

  4. Craig's Bar-B-Q

  5. Starbucks

  6. Chili's

  7. Texas Road House


 TOP OCCUPATIONS IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS:

  1. Fast Food and Counter Workers

  2. Waiters and Waitresses

  3. Cooks, Restaurant

  4. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

  5. Dishwashers


Average Hourly Wage: $10.10

Average Yearly Wage: $21,017.00

Source: Arkansas Division of Workforce Service/Business, Staffing, and Industry Data




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