Arkansas presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:
- industrial sectors
But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.
Arkansas Economic Overview
In 2016, Arkansas Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 34th with over $120 billion and ranked 47th with a per capita GDP of over $36,000. For June 2017, Arkansas had an employed workforce of over 1.3 million and an unemployment rate of 3.4%. For 2016, Arkansas ranked 3rd on the cost of living.
The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; Arkansas’s rank on this measure has risen from 46th to 45th.
Here at OJT.com, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Arkansas, including the following major cities:
Arkansas Industries for Job Training
OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major Arkansas industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Arkansas economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.
The Arkansas OJT supersector with a proportionate part of its workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large is Manufacturing.
Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
- Manufacturing: (NAICS 31-33)
The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.
Manufacturing is the top supersector in Arkansas, with over 158,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). The companies with the most single site employees this supersector are:
- SSW Holding Company, Inc.
- K. Industries, Inc.
- Conagra Brands, Inc
- Samsonite, LLC
- Rheem Manufacturing Company
- Superior Industries International, Inc.
- Tyson Foods, Inc.
Arkansas Growth Industries for Job Training
The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.
The Arkansas OJT supersector that grew its workforce 2% or more than the country at large is the Other Services supersector.
Other Services. This supersector includes the following subsectors:
- Repair and Maintenance: NAICS 811
- Personal and Laundry Services: NAICS 812
- Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations: NAICS 813
- Private Households: NAICS 814
Other Services is the top growth industry in Arkansas, relative to the rest of America, with over 49,000 employed (4.0% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Other Services employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 5.5% while the national average grew 2.7%.
Arkansas Occupations for Job Training
The following shows Arkansas occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.
Arkansas Job Training Providers
At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in Arkansas. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in Arkansas, OJT.com can help you.
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