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Business Services / Government & Politics / Small Business

Cody Waits to Lead New State Workforce Division

He previously served as the director of the Arkansas Office of Skills Development, a division of the Department of Commerce. read more >
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Business Services / Education / Nonprofits

Soft Skills for a Successful Workforce (Jeremy L. Hill Commentary)

What does the next generation need to be successful in the workforce? Is it digital fluency? Or a well-rounded education? Turns out, it's soft skills like resiliency, problem-solving and creativity. read more >
Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Nonprofits / Transportation

Arkansas Awards $8M to Workforce Development Programs

The funds will support training in cybersecurity, transportation, manufacturing and more. read more >

Jonesboro: Skilled Workforce Attracts Industry (Workforce Development (Over 20K) | Winner)

Jonesboro city leaders know it takes a highly skilled workforce to attract industry. Their efforts to build a base of highly skilled workers necessary for the recruitment of industry earned the city recognition as a 2011 Arkansas Business City of Distinction for Workforce Development. read more >

Cities of Distinction Making Arkansas Stronger

Our cities, towns and communities represent the many patches on that quilt, stitched together through pride, unity of purpose and determination. Our cities and towns are determined to make better lives for their residents. They’ve done so through innovation, dedication and plain ol’ tenacity. Arkansas Business Publishing Group is proud to recognize these efforts with the inaugural City of Distinction awards program. read more >

Arkadelphia: Academy Evidence of City’s Commitment to Educated Workforce (Workforce Development (Over 20K) | Winner)

City officials take pride in those numbers and in Arkadelphia’s status as the center of education in southwest Arkansas, as evidenced by their commitment to academic achievement through the creation in 2008 of the Southwest Arkansas College Prep Academy, a summer academic boot camp for Arkadelphia students planning on attending college. That commitment has earned Arkadelphia recognition as a 2011 Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the category of Workforce Development. read more >