Tagged: department of workforce services

Arkansas Worker Education Ready for Makeover

by Jan Cottingham 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Over a year after state Sen. Jane English began her crusade to reform workforce education in Arkansas, Charisse Childers is poised to carry out what English thinks is the centerpiece of that reformation: Act 892 of 2015, signed into law last month.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Down to 5.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2015 9:47 am

The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in February, down a tenth of a percentage point from January, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Outlook on Manufacturing Positive, Still Short of Pre-Recession Levels

by Lee Hogan 12/12/2014 10:51 am

All indications show the manufacturing sector is improving in Arkansas, but there is still a ways to go before it reaches the pre-recession levels.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

by Lee Hogan 10/21/2014 9:25 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls to 6.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2014 9:51 am

The Arkansas unemployment rate for April dropped to 6.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the state's Department of Workforce Services.

State Allows Hiring Preference for Veterans

by Chris Bahn 4/8/2013 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe signed into law on Thursday an act that allows employers to voluntarily give preference to veterans when hiring. HR managers are freed from concerns that by providing preference, they are violating hiring laws

Arkansas December Unemployment Rate at 7.1 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2013 9:09 am

Arkansas' December unemployment rate hit 7.1 percent, up from 7.0 percent in November, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.

Search

Latest Arkansas Business Poll

Should the U.S. end the embargo against Cuba?