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Posted on: March 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ATTENTION: Workers affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 Arkansas Department of Workforce West Memphis

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 

Visit: to complete your application.

DWS Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM

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