Tagged: arkansas department of workforce services

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 9:55 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2017 10:00 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

North Metro Medical Faces Lawsuit Combo Over Money Owed

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Filings in Pulaski County Circuit Court suggest the financial situation hasn’t improved at North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville.

UCA, Metova Announce IT Apprenticeship Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/23/2017 8:58 am

The University of Central Arkansas' Division of Outreach & Community Engagement, the Arkansas Coding Academy, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the state’s first Information Technology Based Registered Apprenticeship Program at UCA.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/18/2017 9:21 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2017 10:41 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate held steady at 3.4 percent, the same record low set in May, but the rate is also down seven-tenths of a percentage point from June 2016.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4 Percent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/16/2017 11:02 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell in May to a new record low, 3.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from April and seven-tenths of a percentage point from May 2016.

DWS Director Daryl Bassett on Why Land of Opportunity Needs More Workers To Land a Job

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Before being named to lead the Department of Workforce Services by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in December 2014, Daryl Bassett served as director of Business & Commercial Services at the Arkansas secretary of state’s office.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/24/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016.

State Says LM Wind Power Owes Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

LM Wind Power Blades Inc. was slapped with a hefty lien by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, which collects unemployment taxes.

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Arkansas Unemployment Rises to 4 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2016 9:23 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point, from 3.9 percent in August to 4 percent in September.

Newcomers to Northwest Arkansas Refilling Labor Pool

by Marty Cook 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services released a report in July that showed Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in June 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unadjusted unemployment rates of 3.1 percent for northwest Arkansas and 4.2 percent for Arkansas.

Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/19/2016 9:42 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent in July, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

by Alexis Crowe 7/22/2016 9:36 am

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stable at 3.8 percent between May and June, according to a report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Davidge Sues Soul of the South Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Some debt disputes and lawsuits have made the scene since an ownership change visited a broadcast facility and its media gateway operations in west Little Rock.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It’s the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to 5 Percent in November

by Lance Turner 12/18/2015 9:05 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.1 percent in October to 5 percent in November, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

ASU-Searcy Receives Grant for Technology Skills Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2015 3:15 pm

Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, received a $345,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services for the Multi-Skills Technology program at the Searcy and Heber Springs campuses, and classes at Lonoke High School Carver campus.

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 5.2 Percent; Construction Strong

by Alexis Crowe 10/20/2015 11:05 am

Arkansas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of percentage point, from 5.4 percent in August to 5.2 percent in September.