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Career Focus Program
940 Arnold Drive
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
It’s likely that employment will change when a move occurs, especially for military spouses. The information below will provide you with employment assistance information and resources available such as SECO, MyCAA and MSEP Portals.
The Military and Family Readiness Center offers resume writing workshops and one-on-one resume assistance, biannual Job Fairs, and employment skills counseling to prepare customers for local and long-distance job searches, resources for self-employment, small business and entrepreneurial efforts. The Employment Assistance Program supports customers in achieving short- and long-term employment, education/training, and career goals.
The Discovery Resource Room is available at the Military and Family Readiness Center, located in the Walters Community Center building 940. The resource room has 6 computers with civilian wi-fi to enable users to work on resumes, conduct job searches, and access other programs as needed.
Many jobs in the services sector are plentiful and require unskilled workers, such as fast-food restaurants and entry-level retail sales. Also available are jobs for nurses aids, bank tellers, factory workers and engineers.
The Department of Workforce Services provides guidance on the states Career Readiness Certificate program. This program is designed for individuals that do not have a degree and want certification in 24 disciplines. These certificates are accepted throughout the state of Arkansas in those areas for employment such as Healthcare, Computer Technology, Printing, Hospitality and more. It is delivered via the internet, CD, or print at no cost to the trainee. Contact CRC partner at www.ArkansasAtWork.org or call 866-757-2999.
Openings usually exist for experienced clerical workers with accurate typing and word-processing skills. Those with computer skills and technical skills will find employment more quickly.
The Central Arkansas areas of Jacksonville, Sherwood, North Little Rock, and Little Rock also have professional openings for teachers and lab technicians.
Local Economic Climate
The Little Rock labor force is drawn from the four-county metropolitan area and beyond. The size of the existing civilian labor force in Arkansas is 355,100 and the unemployment rate is stable at 3.2%. For a list of Arkansas’s leading employers and other economic information, visit the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce site.
Be sure to hand carry all employment records and information, resumes, federal employment application, transcripts, certificates, licenses, and letters of recommendation.
Unemployment compensation may be available for the spouse of a newly assigned military member or civilian employee. Unemployment benefits information can be obtained through the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services or the National Conference of State Legislatures web site.
Jobs in the services sector are plentiful, such as fast food restaurants, entry-level retail sales nurses aides and bank tellers. Wages paid in the Little Rock area tend to be lower than many other parts of the United States. For job opportunities on base visit USAJobs.com for federal job openings. The unemployment rate in Little Rock-North Little Rock Metro Area is 3.2%. The median household income is $52,123.
Classes offered by the Little Rock AFB Military & Family Readiness Center: