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Eddie Thomas, assistant director, Arkansas Division of Workforce Services
Eddie Thomas, assistant director, Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, attended ACT’s Workforce Summit last fall and weighed in on the top workforce challenges today with his thoughts on how workforce innovations in the near future will help companies and their employees be successful. He also talked about untapped pools of talent, barriers to workforce success like access to childcare and transportation, as well as certifications community members can earn to build their resumes.

Watch our video to hear more about:
  • How the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate has helped workers in Eddie’s community.
  • The equity, access, and opportunity barriers that communities face and what the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services is doing to overcome those challenges.
  • The workforce innovations that need to take place for companies and employees to be successful.

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