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Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2019

Arkansas Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates are available for May 2019
According to the latest occupational employment and wage estimates published by the Division of Workforce Services, statewide employment in May 2019 is estimated to be 1,217,420 with Arkansas workers earning on average $20.52 per hour.
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National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020

National unemployment rate rises to record high 14.7 percent in April 2020
The national unemployment rate in April 2020 increased by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent. This is the highest rate and the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the data (available back to January 1948).
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Applying Yourself

Applying Yourself
Some employers do not require a resume or cover letter, simply a job application. Ask the potential employer what they require to apply for the position.
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Crafting Cover Letters

Crafting Cover Letters
To some, the cover letter seems like an unnecessary document that employers simply glance over during his or her search for the perfect candidate, but that is not the case.
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Life After Layoff

Life After Layoff
Layoffs are always unpleasant for those who are affected, but that doesn’t have to spell the end of your career or future.
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Tips to Ace the Interview

Tips to Ace the Interview
While job interview tips and tricks can change, there are some basic strategies you can always fall back on that can help you show the interviewer that you are a hard-working professional.
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2018-2020 Statewide Industry and Occupational Projections Publication

2018-2020 Statewide Industry and Occupational Projections Publication
The 2018-2020 Arkansas Statewide Short-Term Industry and Occupational Employment Projections publication is now available. This is an annual publication containing short-term (2 year) industry and occupational employment projections and analyses for the State of Arkansas. It contains information on the growth and decline of industries and occupations in Arkansas.
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Compensation Negotiation: Part 2

Compensation Negotiation:  Part 2
In part one of our “Compensation Negotiation” series, we talked about using the numbers from Labor Market Information and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to back up your claim for requesting a raise or negotiating your starting salary, but we didn’t go over effective methods to reach a conclusion to those negotiations. In this article, we will give tips for negotiating a salary and why salary negotiation is important in both the short- and long-term.
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Job vs. Career

Job vs. Career
When looking for a “job” or “career,” the two words often become intertwined in our vocabulary without giving it much thought, but the difference between a job and a career is stark.
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3rd Quarter 2018 Covered Employment and Earnings

3rd Quarter 2018 Covered Employment and Earnings
Covered employment for the State of Arkansas averaged 1,176,785 during the Third Quarter of 2018. Wages paid to covered workers totaled $12,274,742,987 for the Third Quarter of 2018, for an average weekly wage of $802.36.
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