Breaking Down the Talent Pipeline

Monday, September 03, 2018

Unemployment in 2018 is at its lowest in over a decade, with rates sinking as low as 3.8% in May 2018. As the unemployment rate continues to decline, the implications on economic development and the site selection process skyrocket.  In fact, 96% of our 2017 ED Index respondents said that the importance of having a skilled workforce in the site selection process increased compared to last year, which means that ED professionals almost unanimously agree that having a talented workforce is essential to being competitive.

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Concern for Community

This is one of the seven principles that guide the electric cooperatives. One way we accomplish this is through programs designed for youth of various ages. From electrical safety programs to the annual Youth Tour to Washington, we are committed to the youth of Arkansas.