SmartResume® Helps Job Seekers Hit By COVID With Grant From U.S. Department of Education

University of Arkansas Press Release:

2/15/2021

U of A Professional and Workforce Development | Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas will partner with state government, Shorter College and a private company to identify Arkansans hit hardest by the economic impact of COVID-19 and to provide job training and opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a $13,579,455.83 grant to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board and the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services to fund the Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project, a state-wide coordinated workforce development effort. Project partners include state agencies, the U of A Global Campus, Shorter College and iDatafy LLC...

...Project partners will recruit Arkansans who are unemployed, underemployed, underrepresented, incarcerated, paroled, on probation or in rural areas to enroll in new or existing short-term education and training programs. iDatafy will develop certified SmartResumes for training participants, making it easy for employers to search for talent and to confirm applicants’ training history.

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