Craighead County

Craighead County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.
Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Aug 31, 2020

Goals updated only for participating counties

Status History:

Certified: Aug 2018

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of maintaining goals completed

chart showing percentage of maintaining goals completed for the county

Maintaining Goals

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 489 404
Current green check mark 586 1177
Transitioning green check mark 1382 1882
Workforce category not identified 0
Goals Actual
Improved Certificates 35 17

Employer Supporting Goals

Employers supporting
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support goal 68
superscript of grey circle with letter I New and reaffirming employers support actual 14

Craighead County

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
Emerging High School 219 50 123 41 5
College 185 13 106 61 5
Current Private 685 100 403 163 19
Public 492 82 316 89 5
Transitioning Adult Education 8 + 5 + 0
Unemployed 1870 328 1182 327 33
Recent Veteran 4 0 4 0 0
Workforce category not identified 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3463 574 2139 683 67

The table above is a detailed breakdown of the same ACT WorkKeys NCRC data presented in the upper right box on this page and represents ACT WorkKeys NCRCs earned or improved throughout the community. All ACT WorkKeys NCRC data is updated monthly.

+ Value less than 4

Employers in Craighead County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

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  • Colson Caster Corporation
  • Northeast Arkansas Career &
    Technical Center
  • TrinityRail Maintenance
  • People Source
  • Manpower
  • Post Consumer Brands
  • Aspen Transportation
  • Express Employment
  • Alexander's Machine Shop
  • Staffmark
  • Optus Inc.
  • Jonesboro Public Library
  • Southworth
  • Valley View Public Schools
  • Nettleton High School
  • Nettleton Public School
  • Westside Consolidated School
  • Jonesboro High School
  • Westside Consolidated High
  • Paragould Light Water & Cable
  • Anchor Packaging -
    Distribution Center
  • Anchor Packaging - Jonesboro
  • Anchor Packaging - Marmaduke
  • Anchor Packaging - Paragould
  • AR Dept. of Workforce Services
  • Paragould High School
  • Lake City
  • American Railcar Industries
  • American Railcar Industries
    Inc. Marmaduke
  • Lawrence Memorial Hosptial
  • Town of Cash
  • The City of Caraway
  • City of Brookland
  • Town of Black Oak
  • Craighead County
  • Cavenaugh Ford Lincoln
  • Car Today
  • Jonesboro School District
  • City of Jonesboro
  • Arkansas Glass Container
  • Jonesboro Regional Chamber of
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    This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.

    State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through August 31, 2020 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through August 31, 2020 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.

    WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.

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