Tagged: 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.