workforce development

Sanders: Arkansas will seek federal OK for new Medicaid work requirement

BY: - February 15, 2023

This story was updated at 10:40 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2023. Arkansas is seeking a waiver from the federal government in order to require adult Medicaid recipients to work, volunteer, go to school or receive workforce training in order to receive certain health care coverage, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Human Services Secretary Kristi Putnam […]

Workers with yellow vests guide a pipe into a trench.

Democratic governors pitch federal funds for housing, clean energy

BY: - February 9, 2023

WASHINGTON — Using the recent influx of federal funds to expand state and local clean energy infrastructure, affordable housing and workforce development will pay long-term dividends, a group of Democratic governors and mayors said Wednesday at an event hosted by a prominent liberal think tank. Ahead of the National Governors Association’s winter meeting here this […]

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs an executive order on Jan. 13, 2023, disbanding seven committees created by her predecessor, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, in 2020 in response the COVID-19 pandemic. (Governor's Press Office)

Arkansas governor creates group focused on workforce development

BY: - February 9, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders established the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and the Chief Workforce Officer through executive order Thursday.  Mike Rogers, senior director of Maintenance and Refrigeration for Tyson Foods, will serve as CWO. Rogers has taught agriculture and industrial maintenance at Siloam Springs High School for 20 years and was the Energy Manager for the […]