St. Francis, Arkansas

St. Francis County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2024

Goals updated only for participating counties

05073 Lafayette 0.54 0.55 us-ar-073 LA 05057 Hempstead 0.59 0.50 us-ar-057 HE 05037 Cross 0.50 0.50 us-ar-037 CR 05147 Woodruff 0.53 0.47 us-ar-147 WO 05049 Fulton 0.50 0.49 us-ar-049 FU 05065 Izard 0.57 0.42 us-ar-065 IZ 05045 Faulkner 0.58 0.44 us-ar-045 FA 05141 Van Buren 0.63 0.47 us-ar-141 VB 05023 Cleburne 0.50 0.49 us-ar-023 CL 05015 Carroll 0.60 0.49 us-ar-015 CA 05101 Newton 0.50 0.50 us-ar-101 NE 05115 Pope 0.50 0.49 us-ar-115 PO 05005 Baxter 0.59 0.35 us-ar-005 BA 05051 Garland 0.41 0.50 us-ar-051 GA 05105 Perry 0.55 0.42 us-ar-105 PE 05063 Independence 0.41 0.50 us-ar-063 IN 05145 White 0.60 0.57 us-ar-145 WH 05043 Drew 0.50 0.49 us-ar-043 DR 05003 Ashley 0.56 0.50 us-ar-003 AS 05127 Scott 0.55 0.58 us-ar-127 SC 05129 Searcy 0.50 0.55 us-ar-129 SE 05061 Howard 0.67 0.48 us-ar-061 HO 05071 Johnson 0.43 0.46 us-ar-071 JO 05087 Madison 0.51 0.51 us-ar-087 MA 05095 Monroe 0.51 0.42 us-ar-095 MO 05123 St. Francis 0.57 0.43 us-ar-123 SF 05019 Clark 0.49 0.50 us-ar-019 CL 05097 Montgomery 0.50 0.49 us-ar-097 MO 05149 Yell 0.34 0.60 us-ar-149 YE 05013 Calhoun 0.61 0.48 us-ar-013 CA 05025 Cleveland 0.58 0.50 us-ar-025 CL 05031 Craighead 0.50 0.50 us-ar-031 CR 05067 Jackson 0.70 0.50 us-ar-067 JA 05099 Nevada 0.50 0.63 us-ar-099 NE 05011 Bradley 0.51 0.50 us-ar-011 BR 05053 Grant 0.59 0.42 us-ar-053 GR 05119 Pulaski 0.61 0.49 us-ar-119 PU 05001 Arkansas 0.51 0.46 us-ar-001 AR 05107 Phillips 0.55 0.29 us-ar-107 PH 05085 Lonoke 0.48 0.50 us-ar-085 LO 05117 Prairie 0.62 0.45 us-ar-117 PR 05075 Lawrence 0.43 0.59 us-ar-075 LA 05135 Sharp 0.41 0.63 us-ar-135 SH 05059 Hot Spring 0.70 0.58 us-ar-059 HS 05029 Conway 0.66 0.42 us-ar-029 CO 05007 Benton 0.30 0.39 us-ar-007 BE 05035 Crittenden 0.41 0.28 us-ar-035 CR 05093 Mississippi 0.33 0.36 us-ar-093 MI 05111 Poinsett 0.50 0.50 us-ar-111 PO 05083 Logan 0.39 0.51 us-ar-083 LO 05047 Franklin 0.51 0.45 us-ar-047 FR 05041 Desha 0.45 0.53 us-ar-041 DE 05079 Lincoln 0.49 0.50 us-ar-079 LI 05009 Boone 0.50 0.49 us-ar-009 BO 05033 Crawford 0.41 0.40 us-ar-033 CR 05109 Pike 0.54 0.51 us-ar-109 PI 05121 Randolph 0.63 0.41 us-ar-121 RA 05055 Greene 0.44 0.50 us-ar-055 GR 05081 Little River 0.29 0.57 us-ar-081 LR 05139 Union 0.29 0.49 us-ar-139 UN 05089 Marion 0.42 0.50 us-ar-089 MA 05113 Polk 0.52 0.36 us-ar-113 PO 05133 Sevier 0.49 0.45 us-ar-133 SE 05027 Columbia 0.50 0.58 us-ar-027 CO 05069 Jefferson 0.33 0.51 us-ar-069 JE 05131 Sebastian 0.45 0.54 us-ar-131 SE 05021 Clay 0.56 0.41 us-ar-021 CL 05137 Stone 0.43 0.68 us-ar-137 ST 05125 Saline 0.49 0.46 us-ar-125 SA 05091 Miller 0.41 0.50 us-ar-091 MI 05143 Washington 0.47 0.65 us-ar-143 WA 05103 Ouachita 0.38 0.48 us-ar-103 OU 05039 Dallas 0.45 0.49 us-ar-039 DA 05077 Lee 0.38 0.48 us-ar-077 LE 05017 Chicot 0.46 0.56 us-ar-017 CH

Status History:

Certified: May 2019

Maintained 1: Jun 2022

3 out of 5
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Progress Towards Goals

St. Francis is actively engaged in maintaining their status as a Work Ready Community. To do so, they must earn 5 points that prove their ongoing commitment to developing a thriving economy for employers and employees.

Traditional goals 3 Points

Maximum of 4 points possible

Current Goal - 1 points

Emerging Goal - 1 points

Transitioning Goal - 1 points

Optional goals 0 Points

Maximum of 3 points possible

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate [NCRC]

Workforce Total
NCRC
Bronze
NCRC
Silver
NCRC
Gold
NCRC
Platinum
NCRC
Emerging High School 274 144 84 39 7
College 59 14 29 14 +
Current Private 99 37 47 13 +
Public 117 37 68 9 +
Transitioning Adult Education + + + 0 0
Unemployed 576 224 308 41 +
Recent Veteran 0 0 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 80 14 7 12 7
Totals 1167 471 544 128 24
Workforce Total
NCRC
Emerging High School 274 144 84 39 7
College 59 14 29 14 +
Current Private 99 37 47 13 +
Public 117 37 68 9 +
Transitioning Adult Education + + + 0 0
Unemployed 576 224 308 41 +
Recent Veteran 0 0 0 0 0
Workforce category not identified 80 14 7 12 7
Totals 1167 471 544 128 24

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

ACT WorkKeys NCRCs Earned

Showing: Jan 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2024

Workforce Goals Actual NCRC
Emerging 326 333
Current
145 216
Transitioning 427 578
Workforce category not identified 40 40
Workforce Goals Actual
Employers Supporting 19 49

Improved ACT NCRC

To/From Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Not Earned 23 1 0 0
Bronze 5 2 0
Silver 3 1
Gold 1

Service Delivery Locations

These are the locations in St. Francis County where a job seeker can take the WorkKeys test.

  • Arkansas Workforce Center

  • Forrest City Chamber of Commerce

  • East Arkansas Community College

Participating High Schools

These St. Francis County high schools help students prepare for and take the WorkKeys test.

  • Forrest City High School

Contact Us

For more information on St. Francis County's efforts in the Work Ready program, contact:

Workforce Development Board of Eastern Arkansas

870-733-3500

 
 

Employers in St. Francis County recognize or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC

  • gold star icon AR Dept. of Workforce Services
  • gold star icon City of West Memphis
  • gold star icon East Arkansas Community College
  • Dependo Auto
  • gold star icon Hino Motors Manufacturing USA Inc
  • MFS Insurance Inc. / Flanagin Office
  • Store Services Inc
  • Arkansas Concrete Company
  • Chapel Ridge Forrest City
  • gold star icon Woodruff Electric Cooperative
    Corporation
  • Entergy Arkansas Inc
  • gold star icon City of Forrest City AR
  • Forrest City Independent Living
  • St. Francis Center-Transitioning
  • Walmart Super Center
  • gold star icon Langston Companies Inc.
  • Crestpark of Wynne-Skilled
  • Mid-South Health Systems
  • GopherPrime
  • Colvin Carpets
  • Vaccaro Lumber & Hardware Co
  • gold star icon Arkansas Economic Development Commission
  • Mueller Copper Tube Products
  • Matthews Ridgeview Farms
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce

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