Between 500-700 people will be hired this summer as Assisters under the Obama Care plan to assist people with insurance and program questions. They will be hired through Dept of Workforce Service Centers by community organizations for one year earning between $10.00-$12.00 per hour with training this summer through the community colleges. The Career Readiness Certificate will be preferred giving applicants including high school graduates an opportunity for temporary employment.
The resources section of this document includes a link to detailed information on utilization of the ADWS for hiring and the CRC program. Organizations are encouraged to reach out their local ADWS office for additional information.
- The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator, Guide, and Certified Application Counselors Act, Act 1439 of 2013, http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2013/2013R/Acts/Act1439.pdf
- Career Readiness Certificate information, www.ArkansasAtWork.org