Employers across the state and country have reported difficulty filling positions in their workforce despite the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, so the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area Business Service Team collaborated with multiple organizations to organize three job fairs in the last month as part of ongoing efforts to assist companies throughout the serving area in overcoming the challenges of recruiting.
After more than a year of limited in-person job fairs across Arkansas, the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area established a convenient way for companies and job seekers to interact and hosted three in-person job fairs in Maumelle, Conway, and Morrilton, Arkansas.
These job fairs all took place in person, with 129 employers and community resource organizations giving job applications, on-the-spot interviews, and connections to community resources.
Employers in attendance included Alamitos Arkansas Group, Amazon, Arkansas Department Of Corrections, Arkansas Department Of Transportation (ARDOT), Arkansas National Guard, Arkansas State Police Division Of The Department Of Public Safety, ASAP Personnel Services, Baptist Health – Arkansas, BEI Precision Systems And Space, Belflex Staffing, Bitec Inc., Career Staffing Services Inc., CHI St. Vincent Health Morrilton, Cintas Corporation, City Of Conway Department Of Sanitation, Conway Emergency Operations Center, Conway Human Development Center, Conway Manufacturing Group, Conway Regional Health System, Crow Group Inc., Cypress Cold Storage LLC., David's Burgers, DBG Arkansas, LLC, De Wafelbakkers, Diesel Driving Academy, Dillard's Fulfillment Center, Easter Seals Of Arkansas, Firststaff, Fresenius Medical Care, Green Bay Packaging, Hill Services, Homewell Care Services, Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, International Paper, J Kelly Referrals And Information Services, Inc., J&B Lakeland Logistics, Jiffy Lube, Kindred At Home Community Care, Le'Feather Homecare LLC, L'Oreal USA, Maumelle Fire & Police Departments, Maumelle- Human Resources , Medevolve, Medline, Pediatrics Plus, Petit Jean State Park, Popeyes, Process & Power Inc., Regions Bank, Rock Region METRO , Rockline Industries, Inc., Rogers Group Inc., SCHNEIDER TRANSPORTATION, Semco LLC, SFI Of Arkansas, LLC, Sinco Inc., Staffmark, Structurlam, Swyft Connect, Tacos4Life , TEC Staffing Services, TFC Inc., The Conway Police Department, Tokusen U.S.A., Uniforce Plastics, US Army & Army Reserves, Virco Mfg. Corporation, Waffle House, and WIS International.
Approximately 332 job seekers had the opportunity to meet with businesses and learn about each organization, and 24 percent of those looking for work were either hired on the spot or scheduled for interviews.
These job fairs were a huge success thanks to the collaboration of the City of Maumelle, the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, and the Morrilton Chamber of Commerce.
For more information about upcoming job fairs, or how to get your company signed up for one, click here.