In June, 2006, ACCENT Marketing Services LLC announced its plan to build a new facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Soon after, the Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced plans to build a regional headquarters in White County, Arkansas. These huge new facilities are scheduled to bring nearly 500 new jobs to Arkansas. If you want to get involved in Arkansas's employment boom, you may consider investing in one or two years of vocational or technical school education in a specific area. Computer software, office administration and other technical skills, which can be obtained through an accredited Arkansas vocational or technical school, may help you to obtain one of the many positions available.
In addition to these opportunities, the Arkansas Department of Economic Development has targeted three specific careers to further develop statewide: management of companies and enterprises, business support services, and animal slaughtering and processing. From Little Rock to Fort Smith, an Arkansas vocational or technical school may make you more marketable in these expanding Arkansas industries.