Your job shouldn’t necessarily be an unhappy place to be everyday! There are career opportunities all across the Natural State that offer more than the usual cubicle work or staring at four walls for eight hours. These Arkansas businesses give residents a chance to have a job where you can actually smile, laugh, and have a good time during the workday!
10. 10 Fitness
Having been named Arkansas's best gym by various local publications for several years in a row, 10 Fitness is an excellent place for fitness junkies and physical trainers to assist people of all ages in reaching their health and weight goals. 10 Fitness has locations throughout the state - you can find one in Little Rock (three locations), North Little Rock, Conway, Maumelle, Bryant, or Jonesboro.
Working at Dillard's gives employees an opportunity to have a very competitive benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, dental/vision, paid vacation, retirement plan, and a generous employee discount.
8. Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
For over a century, Oaklawn Park has been providing Arkansans and everyone from out of town with a great time. The track is the largest gaming facility in the state and has undergone major renovations recently upgrading its buildings, and giving employees a really cool and fun place to work. Attendance overall has been rising steadily at Oaklawn ever since the 2008 renovations.
7. Washington Regional Medical Center
Offering the best healthcare in northwest Arkansas, Washington Regional Medical Center has been ranked second in Arkansas as offering the best overall health services statewide by US News & World Report (CHI St. Vincent being ranked first but suffering layoffs last year due to the Catholic Health Initiatives merger.)
Known for its technological advancements, Acxiom gives qualified applicants an opportunity at both a career as well as life experience in the workplace. All potential Acxiom employees are considered with no imperative placed on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.
5. Arkansas Children's Hospital
A great and fulfilling place of employment, Arkansas Children's Hospital thrives on the challenges of providing the highest quality, family-focused care to the most complex patients in the region. As Arkansas's only pediatric health care center and one of the ten largest children's hospitals in the nation, they have many job opportunities to provide.
4. Arkansas Arts Center
The Arkansas Arts Center is one of the leading cultural institutions in the state, and in 2011 it was named as one of the top 10 attractions in Arkansas by the state's official website. If you enjoy being around high quality exhibits and unique pieces of work (and showing them off to visitors), this is the workplace for you!
One of central Arkansas's largest employers, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is the only teaching hospital in the state. Located in downtown Little Rock, UAMS is also a Level 1 Trauma Center and has been ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by US News & World Report for several years.
2. JB Hunt
JB Hunt Transport Services, Incorporated has been in business for nearly 55 years. The company utilizes large semi-trailer trucks to provide transportation services throughout the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. JB Hunt currently employs over 16,000 employees and operates in excess of 12,000 trucks. If the wide open road is calling you, this is likely your dream job!
1. Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad provides workers the opportunity to play an important role in a high-tech, Fortune 200 transportation company that is a very necessary part of America's economy. A railroad career provides interesting challenges and many opportunities for growth and advancement.
You already know about the quality of these Arkansas businesses if you’ve ever utilized their services – these places are just as awesome to work at, too! Consider a change for the better if you’re looking for a nice career opportunity somewhere you can actually have a good time!