The Arkansas Department of Commerce has been directed to expedite unemployment benefits to assist Arkansans whose employment status may be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The department will waive the one-week waiting period and the 30-day work search requirement and will now offer unemployment insurance to filled online or by phone at 870-400-2269.
Individuals seeking to file unemployment insurance claims should only use ADWS secured websites accessible through dws.arkansas.gov
Visit: www.ezarc.adws.arkansas.gov to complete your application.
DWS Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM