Keeping up with innovative trends and automation in the workplace is essential to stay competitive.  Having a workforce that is well-trained for present and future jobs increases the development readiness of the region.  There are many training resources available to businesses in the Russellville Region.    

Arkansas Workforce Center at Russellville

The Arkansas Workforce Center at Russellville is a division of the Arkansas Workforces Services for employers and job seekers.  Their office is located at 104 S. Rochester, Russellville AR 72801 and phone number is (479) 968-2784.

Business and Industry Training Program

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission established the Business and Industry Training Program (BITP) to provide financial assistance to recruit the workforce required for new and expanding business and industries in Arkansas.  The BITP is flexible and focuses on recruiting workers, pre-employment training, and on-the-job training.  The pre-employment training program can be customized in content and in length to meet the specific needs of the new or expanding employer. 

Workforce Development Cabinet

The Workforce Development Cabinet was created by the Russellville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Russellville Regional Alliance for Economic Development.  This group of industry, education leaders, and employers are working together to find solutions to the workforce issues facing our area. 

Mark Clarke, Co-ChairRockline Industries
Joe Wilson, Co-ChairConAgra Brands
Suzy Griffin, Executive Director

Russellville Area Chamber & Alliance

Lori Kirtley, Assistant Workforce DirectorRussellville Area Chamber & Alliance
Bob HoneycuttSaint Mary's Regional Health System
Dr. Russ JonesArkansas Tech University
Josh EdginRussellville School District
Gina LockwoodArkansas Tech University - Career Center
Amanda JohnsonEntergy- Arkansas Nuclear One
David ReedReed Precision Manufacturing
Celia CarterTyson
Jeremy HankinsTyson
Laken MoudyTyson
Lance MartinTyson
Debra ChoateEntergy- Arkansas Nuclear One
Mary ClarkUniversity of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
Jessica AllredUniversity of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
Omar ClemonsEntergy Arkansas
Josh CraneKeathley-Patterson
Allan GeorgeTaber Extrusions
Bryan HarrisMars Petcare
Mayor TeagueCity of Russellville
Mary Beth CoxRussellville School District
Steve MallettCity Corporation
Dustin MorphisBridgestone-Firestone
Leslie SchreckhiseRockline
Todd MeimerstorfCentennial Bank
Dr. Ginni McDonaldRussellville School District
Lisa WillenbergUniversity of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
Judge Ben CrossPope County
Neil GoldenArkansas Workforce Center