Governor Asa Hutchinson Takes Action To Grow High-Tech Jobs In Arkansas

Arkansas leading the effort to help job seekers find jobs in tech.

Under GOP Governor Asa Hutchinson’s leadership, Arkansas has become the first state in the nation with a statewide database of unfilled tech jobs.  The latest addition to Governor Hutchinson’s Computer Coding initiative, will connect Arkansas employers and tech workers, keeping more tech talent in the state and filling a growing number of jobs.  Since beginning the initiative, high school students’ participation in computer science and coding courses has already increased by almost 400 percent, as Governor Hutchinson’s commitment to move Arkansas forward continues to get results.

More, from the Associated Press

"Arkansas is launching a new website to help job seekers find positions in the technology sector in the state.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the start of as part of an effort to increase the number of Arkansans in high-tech fields. The site will help connect employers and tech works in a number of industries, including information technology, health care, software development and web development.

There is not cost for companies or job seekers to participate. Nearly 50 companies are already using the site. Job seekers can create personal profiles and upload their resumes."