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Talent Attraction Programs

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Jonesboro Unlimited believes that the process of developing a workforce begins long before a degree is earned.  The programs we offer draw and develop the curious young minds throughout our 19-county area.  

At the same time, we have the tools for local employers to reinforce Jonesboro as a great place to call home.

Jonesboro Unlimited Workforce Development Talent Initiatives Venn Diagram Infographic


Be Pro Be Proud Draft Day

In cooperation with Be Pro Be Proud, Draft Day allows local students with education and experience in skilled trades to have pre-scheduled interviews with local employers looking to land fresh young talent. Students who sign up are guaranteed at least three interviews. Several of them will earn jobs that day.


TekStarz Manufacturing Camp

For ten years, the TekStarz Manufacturing Camp has inspired 7th and 8th-grade students to imagine a career in all the STEM fields the manufacturing world offers. The four-day experience is hands-on and immersive. Local companies engage the students in activities that focus their curiosity and elevate their thinking about where their education and experience can take them.



Local jobs for local talent.  Myjonesborojobs.com is a jobs board for members of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce to post job openings at their companies.

Jonesboro Unlimited Video Library

A free resource, businesses that want to help promote Jonesboro may have access to professionally-produced video and photographs.

Here and Invested

A video series on Jonesboro Unlimited's YouTube page that features people who may not have been familiar with Jonesboro at first, but now they are "Here and Invested."


Jonesboro: Now You Know

Our official video that says, "This Is Us." If you want to know the heart and soul of our city and our people, don't miss this Emmy-Nominated production.


Manufacturing Day

Each fall, Manufacturing Day draws students from all over the Jonesboro area.  Participating students get up close and personal tours of several manufacturing/STEM companies.

SHRM Foundation "Ready For Life Project"

It's never too early to inspire students to seek out careers in manufacturing and STEM.  Jonesboro has an abundance of those careers.  This program introduces local 7th and 8th graders to these potential future careers. This pilot project includes a partnership with A-State and a strategic internship initiative.

Get To Know Jonesboro

Our program for newly relocated employees to make connections and learn about their new home. This program features a day of fun and education about things that are uniquely Jonesboro. It meets in the Spring and the Fall.  We have added a program for interns who are in Jonesboro for the summer.


Tech Talent Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a local high school Senior who intends to pursue technical education at Arkansas State University-Newport in a targeted industry.


Contact Our Team
Mark Young - President & CEO
Mark Young
President & CEO
Steven Lamm - V.P. of Economic Development
Steven Lamm
V.P. of Economic Development
Donna Holt - Executive Assistant
Donna Holt
Executive Assistant
Shelle Randall - Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Shelle Randall
Director of Workforce Development & Existing Industry
Bethania Baray-Harrison - Director of Talent Attraction
Bethania Baray-Harrison
Director of Talent Attraction
Brandon Carter - Director of Communications
Brandon Carter
Director of Communications