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  Western Arkansas Employment Development Agency
Contact Info
Information Desk
1500 East Main Street
PO Box 1266
Van Buren, AR 72957
(479) 474-7061

Purpose/Eligibility: WAEDA is a Consortium Partner/Operator for the Arkansas Workforce Center at Fort Smith and also the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Program Provider for the six counties of Western Arkansas.


Core and Intensive services to Workforce Center clients, and services to eligible Title I clients
(unemployed, underemployed and dislocated adults and youth) under the Workforce Investment Act. These services may include assessment and testing, job search and placement, labor market information, resume writing, counseling, training provider information, assistance with financial aid applications, adult literacy and skills enhancement, and access to assisted or self-directed resource area with fax, computers, internet access, and phones for career exploration.

There are no eligibility requirements for Career Center/Core Services.

Title I clients must meet federal requirements under the Workforce Investment Act. Adults must be legal to work, must be18 years of age or older and low income. Dislocated Workers must be laid off; receiving UI benefits, or a displaced homemaker. Youth must be aged 14 - 21, low income, and have at least one barrier such as: basic skills deficient, school dropout, homeless, runaway or foster child, pregnant or parenting, living in a remote area, or be an offender, etc.

Title I clients may be eligible to receive financial assistance for training in state-approved occupations.

Area Served: Sebastian, Crawford, Polk, Franklin, Scott, and Logan Counties

Fees: None

Source of Support: Federal Workforce Investment Act funds

Official: Martha Anne Holt, Executive Director



Crawford County Office
1500 East Main Street, Van Buren, AR 72956
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 479-474-7061

Sebastian County Office
Arkansas Workforce Center at Fort Smith
616 Garrison Avenue, Room 101
Fort Smith, AR 72902
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 479-783-0231

Logan County Office
Booneville Courthouse
Booneville, AR 72927
Call for appointment
Phone: 479-675-5501

Franklin County Office
Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus
Hwy 23 North
Ozark, AR 72949
Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Phone: 479-667-2117

Polk County Office
Rich Mountain Community College
1100 College Drive
Abernathy Building
Mena, AR 71953
Alternating Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1p.m.
(or by appointment if later)
Phone: (479) 474-7061

Scott County Office
Scott County Courthouse
100 West First Street, Suite 1
Waldron, AR 72958
Monday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Phone: 479-637-2155