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Workforce Development

The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board (SEAWDB) was established on July 1, 2015 and is responsible for providing policy guidance, strategic planning and oversight for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for the Southeast Region of Arkansas.  The region is comprised of Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.

The board, in conjunction with our regional partners, works to increase the area’s global competitiveness by providing employers with a trained and highly skilled workforce, based on the current and projected labor market needs.  The board and SEAEDD strive to maximize economic development opportunities for the region to ensure that residents have access high skilled training and employment opportunities.

*Arkansas Workforce Centers 



Customer Handbook

WIOA Participant Follow-Up Survey

*A Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network

Jobseekers & Employers- Access our Online Resource Center here:

AR Job Link


Board Meetings

The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board is a 29 member board representing the ten county area.  The board meetings are open to the public and currently held at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative.  This office is located at 912 W. 6th Avenue in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Next Meeting

Public Notice: May 20, 2020 meeting postponed. Next meetings scheduled  for June 17, 2020.

Public Notice: April 15, 2020 meeting cancelled. Next meetings scheduled tentatively for May 20, 2020 and June 17, 2020.

Public Notice: Chief Elected Officials Meeting- Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 1:00 pm; Hamburg Fire Station- 1221 N. Main St., Hamburg, AR 71646              CEO Meeting Agenda Here

SEAWDB Meeting- January 15, 2020- ARESC-Pine Bluff, AR- 12:00pm 

Public Notice: Chief Elected Officials Meeting- Thursday, December 12, 2019; 1:00 pm- ARESC-Pine Bluff;                 Click Here for Meeting Agenda

SEAWDB Meeting- November 20, 2019- ARESC- Pine Bluff, AR- 12:00pm

Public Notice: Chief Elected Officials Meeting- Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm; Grand Prairie Center, 2807 US-165, Stuttgart, AR 72160

CEO Agenda 10-10-19  

Public Notice: SEAWDB Meeting- Wednesday, September 18, 2019- Committees meet at 10:30am | Full Board meets at 12:00pm

SEAWDB Agenda 9-18-19

Public Notice: Special Called Meeting- SEAWDB Executive Committee- Friday, July 26, 2019, 9:30am Teleconference

Public Notice: Chief Elected Officials Meeting- Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm; Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative.   912 W. 6th Avenue in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Public Notice: Chief Elected Officials Meeting- Monday, June 10, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm;  Southeast Arkansas Regional Library- 114 W Jefferson Ave, Monticello, AR 71655

June 18, 2019| Committees meet at 10:30am | Full Board meets at 12:00pm

SEAWDB Agenda 6-18-19 

Agenda 5-22-19 

Agenda 4-17-19

SEAWDB Committees

  • Youth Committee (Services for Ages 16 – 24)
  • Planning Committee
  • One Stop Committee
  • Services for Individuals with a Disability Committee

Sunshine Provision (Public Information) WIOA Law 20 CFR 679.390 


Southeast Arkansas Chief Elected Officials By-Laws

Local Plan PDF

Local Plan 2019 Draft for 30-day Public Comment (June 21-July 21 2019)*email comments or questions to 

SEAWDB Membership Roster

2016 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

2018 Meeting Minutes

2019 Meeting Minutes

2019 Southeast Arkansas Chief Elected Officials Meeting Minutes 

Procurement Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy 

2019 One-Stop Operator Procurement/Solicitation

2016 Solicitation of One-Stop Provider 

2016 One Stop Operator and Title I Provider Award

* SEAWDB WIOA Title I-B Policies & Procedures (Click on the Link to Access Each Policy) 

Follow-Up Services Policy

Individual Training Account (ITA) Policy 

Referral Policy & Procedures Policy

Youth Requiring Additional Assistance Policy 

Supportive Services Procedure Policy

Supportive Services-Youth Policy

Supportive Services- Adult & Dislocated Workers Policy

Needs-Related Payments Policy

Priority of Service Policy & Procedure 

Work Experience Policy 

Acceptable Documentation Policy 

Common Eligibility Policy

Veteran's & Eligible Spouse Priority of Service Policy 

Adult Eligibility Policy 

Dislocated Worker Eligibility Policy 

In-School Youth Eligibility Policy 

Out-of-School Youth Eligibility Policy 

Duplication of Services/ Co-Enrollment & Co-Funding Policy

Adult Priority of Services Policy

Services for Adults & Dislocated Workers Policy

Services for Youth Policy 

Occupational Skills Training Policy

On-the-Job Training Policy 

Registered Apprenticeship Training Policy 

Incumbent Worker Training Policy 

Customized Training Policy 

Confidentiality Policy 

Case Management Policy 

Grievance & Complaint Procedures- SEAWDB Policy

Grievance & Complaint Procedures- Title I-B Provider & One Stop Operator

Nepotism Policy

Monitoring Policy

SEAWDB Definitions: Self Sufficiency, DLW Categories A-C, & Tracking Youth Funds Policy

Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District, Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board, and Arkansas Workforce Centers are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program



Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District

Physical Address
721 S. Walnut Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6806
Pine Bluff, AR 71611


Tel. 870-536-1971

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