Arkansas Mobile Workforce Unit at Expo/Job Fair on April 29
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services operates five Mobile Workforce Units. These are used to assist with employment services and supplement local resources, as needed. These mobile units prove to be an integral resource as related to worker dislocation and natural disaster affected areas, providing onsite assistance. Additionally, these “Arkansas Workforce Centers on wheels” can be utilized at career expos and other special events. They are in high demand around the state, made available to training providers, civic organizations, educational institutions, and other state and federal agencies.
For Arkansans who lack access to reliable transportation, a Mobile Workforce Unit is often the critical factor in obtaining and maintaining employment. With the use of these units, many more Arkansans have access to workforce services, as nearly all products and services available through the local Arkansas Workforce Centers’ offices are also available through the mobile units. Each Mobile Workforce Unit has full internet connectivity and is equipped with 10 to 13 computer stations, depending on the particular mobile unit. Each has its own printers, copiers and fax machines. Three Mobile Workforce Units are handicap accessible and also include an interview room, interactive smartboard, sound system, and outside monitors that can display videos and presentations which can be directed to larger audiences. All Mobile Workforce Units are equipped with JAWS (Job Access with Speech), a software which allows blind or visually impaired computer users to read or write email, access databases, create spreadsheets, and surf the internet for available job opportunities.
For additional information, contact the Governor’s Dislocated Worker Task Force | Business Retention & Workforce Transition, www.DislocatedWorker.Arkansas.Gov | Inquiries: Dislocated.Worker@Arkansas.Gov, P.O. Box 2981 Little Rock, AR 72203.