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Western Arkansas Employment Development Agency (WAEDA) is a federally funded non-profit organization which operates under the Workforce Improvement and Opportunities Act (WIOA). WAEDA serves the six counties of Western Arkansas which includes: Crawford, Sebastian, Polk, Franklin, Scott, and Logan. There are ten service delivery areas in Arkansas that operate under WIOA. The administrator of the agency is Martha Anne Holt-Nichols. In addition to regular formula funding, WAEDA is currently working with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide core, intensive, and training services to unemployed and underemployed dislocated workers, as well as disadvantaged youth and adults.


WAEDA is here to help increase the employability of area residents with services that include assessment and testing, and job search and placement into productive employment through proper training with area institutions, businesses and industries. We also provide current labor market information, résumé writing software, career counseling, assistance with financial aid applications, referrals to adult literacy skills enhancement and more.

Now is the time FOR A NEW BEGINNING!
Let us help you on your way. Come by our office or call to see if our program is right for you.
(479) 474-7061
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The Big Picture:
Your Future is more than
just another job!

We know you want a better life for yourself and for your family. We also know that your needs are unique. That’s why our Case Managers offer you individualized counseling to determine which of our services will best serve you.

Changing jobs can be challenging, especially if you’ve been out of the work force for a long time or when you unexpectedly lose your job. WAEDA is linked to a statewide network of agencies that can help you step up to a better job or a career.


WAEDA provides job search assistance, training and education for:

  • Adults
  • Youth
  • Displaced Workers

To find out which programs you may qualify for, Contact Us!