The Little Rock Workforce Development Board (LRWDB) experienced many successes in 2018!
During the fourth quarter, a few notable items include:
Manufacturing Hiring Event
On October 31, the LRWDB and Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce worked together to hold a Manufacturing Hiring Event at the Little Rock Workforce Center. A total of 14 employers, representing over 200 jobs in the manufacturing industry, and 613 job seekers attended the event.
Rock City Reentry Program
On December 27, the Rock City Reentry Program (RCRP) held its first partner appreciation event. Over 40 people attended, including Sheriff-Elect Eric Higgins. Participants who are enrolled in RCRP gave testimonials about how the organization has helped them with gainful employment and self- esteem. Three of the LRWDB’s Work Experience sites received awards during the event.
Book of Lists
On December 31, the LRWDB again appeared in the annual Arkansas Business Book of Lists. Such promotion helps to increase awareness of available services for employers, job seekers and youth in the Little Rock area.