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The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board (SEAWDB)

Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties


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.

Southeast Local Plan 2020-2023

*Arkansas Workforce Centers



Staff Directory

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

Workforce Board Meetings

The Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board is comprised of various appointed members representing the ten-county area.  The board meetings are open to the public.

2023 Workforce​ Board Meeting Notices

Workforce Board Meeting 2022 Minutes     

Workforce Board Roster

Fiscal Agent Addendum 2-23

2021 Meeting Minutes

Addendum of Acknowlegement Board Staff Agreement

Addendum of Acknowlegement Board Admin Services Agreement

Grievance & Complaint Procedure Title 1-B & One-Stop Operator

Remote Meeting Policy

Upcoming Meetings


Who: Southeast Arkansas Workforce Development Board

When: April 17, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 912 West 6th Avenue Pine Bluff, AR 71601 

SEAWDB Committees

  • Youth Committee (Services for Ages 16 – 24)

  • Planning Committee

  • One Stop Committee

  • Services for Individuals with a Disability Committee

PY24-27 Local Plan Public Comment

Workforce Standing Committees

Sunshine Provision (Public Information) WIOA Law 20 CFR 679.390 

SEAWDB BY-LAWS Amended 2-21-24

Southeast Arkansas Chief Elected Officials By-Laws

SEAWDA Transitional Regional & Local Plan PDF

SEAWDA Memorandum of Understanding & Infrastructure Funding Agreement

2016 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

2018 Meeting Minutes

2019 Meeting Minutes

2020 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

2023 One Stop Operator Contract

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

Follow-Up Services & Procedures Policy

Individual Training Account (ITA) Policy 

Reasonable Accommodation Policy 4/17/24

Referral Policy & Procedures Policy

Youth Requiring Additional Assistance Policy 

WIOA Supportive Service Procedures-Amended 2-21-24

WIOA ITA & Supportive Service Procedure Manual-Amended 2-21-24

Needs-Related Payments Policy

Priority of Service Policy & Procedure 

Work Experience Policy

Multi Function Agreement

Business Services Policy

Acceptable Documentation Policy 

Common Eligibility Requirements Policy-Amended 2-21-24

Veteran's & Eligible Spouse Priority of Service Policy 

Adult Eligibility Policy-Amended 2-21-24

Dislocated Worker Eligibility Policy 

In-School Youth Eligibility Policy 

Out-of-School Youth Eligibility Policy 

Duplication of Services Co-Enrollment & Co-Funding Policy & Procedure Amended 2-21-24

Adult Priority of Services Policy

WIOA Supportive Services-Adult and Dislocated Workers Amended 2-21-24

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

Nepotism Policy

Monitoring Policy

SEAWDB-Definitions-Self-Sufficiency-DLW-Categories-A-C-&-Tracking-Youth-Funds-Policy-Amended 2-21-24

Eligible Training Provider Eligibility Certification Procedure

WIOA Supportive Service Policy - Youth

WIOA Supportive Service Policy - Adults & Dislocated Workers

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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