June 17, 2021

Arkansas launching website for job-seekers

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The website will have access to jobs and courses in essential career skills.

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If you're in the job market, the State of Arkansas is launching a free service for people looking to change their situations.

"Arkansas Ready For Life" is a new website meant to be an effort to boost the Arkansas workforce. The website will have access to more than a thousand job openings in the State and nine thousand courses teaching essential career skills.

Rick Neal, Director for Education Transformation, said industries are struggling to find and keep employees. He said, "Our employers need better-prepared employees," and he said, "We feel like learning prior, instead of on-site, will help them and support them in that work".

The Ready for Life system will be working with schools, with student success planning starting with the eighth grade. And it is partnering with agencies like the Department of Corrections and several businesses in various industries.

Neal said that this is an opportunity to tailor the next employee to where they really want to be.

The courses and resume-building resources will be free to everyone.

The website address is www.ReadyForLife.Arkansas.gov

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