Arkansas August 20, 2015
Here Are The 8 Best Cities In Arkansas To Find A Job
If you’re struggling to find employment, you might want to check out some of these Arkansas towns to find yourself a solid job! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment increased in the three largest Arkansas counties from December 2013 to December 2014. Among the three largest counties in Arkansas, employment was highest in Pulaski County (245,900) in December 2014. Benton and Washington Counties had employment levels of 108,300 and 98,100, respectively. These towns in the Natural State are beneficial for job-seekers searching to find a good position quickly!
Many residents of Jacksonville find themselves commuting to Little Rock or North Little Rock for work, but that doesn't mean the city doesn't have its share of open positions. Walmart, Pulaski County Special School District, and the Central Arkansas Library System employ a high number of Jacksonville residents.
Education is important in South Arkansas as many residents in Monticello work for the University of Arkansas or for the Monticello School District. Many locals are also employed with the Drew Central School District that serves the outlying areas of Monticello.
6. Van Buren
Van Buren is home to many large corporations within the state and employs a great deal of the city's population within its Port and Industrial Park district. Manufacturing, food processing, and medicine are sustaining industries in Van Buren. Major employers include poultry processors Tyson Foods and Simmons, the Van Buren School District, USA Truck, and Summit Medical Center.
5. Hot Springs
Arkansas's largest tourism town, the Spa City has plenty of opportunity for residents to find gainful employment. Even if one wouldn't want a position in one of the numerous shops, restaurants, or parks, the Hot Springs School District and Lake Hamilton School District also employ a large portion of the populace.
4. Little Rock
The capital city has experienced the largest amount of employment growth in recent years. With numerous major corporations headquartered in Little Rock, work isn't hard to find. The largest employer in the area is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences while other major employers are: Entergy, AT&T, Kroger, and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
3. Fort Smith
Hospitals remain the largest employers in many Arkansas cities; Sparks Health System is the largest employer in the Border Town while Baldor Electric Company comes in second. OK Foods and Fort Smith Public Schools respectively round out Fort Smith's top employers at third and fourth place.
The third largest city and county seat of Washington County, Fayetteville has enjoyed high numbers of gainfully employed residents over the past 3 years. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville campus employs the highest numbers while Washington Regional Medical Center comes in at second highest amount of employees and the Veterans' Health Administration employs the third largest amount of locals.
Finding work isn't difficult in the home of Walmart, Inc. - in fact, Walmart employs the highest number of residents in Bentonville. The Northwest Health System and Mercy of Northwest Arkansas come in second and third in terms of employment and the Bentonville School District is the fourth largest employer.
Other interesting information – higher-paying counties in Arkansas were located around the metropolitan areas of Blytheville, Fayetteville, Little Rock, and along the southern border of the state. Lower-paying counties were generally concentrated in the northern portion of the state.