Western Arkansas Employment Development Agency (WAEDA)

WAEDA is a federally funded non-profit organization which operates under the Workforce Improvement and Opportunities Act (WIOA). WAEDA serves the six counties of Western Arkansas which includes: Crawford, Sebastian, Polk, Franklin, Scott, and Logan. There are ten service delivery areas in Arkansas that operate under WIOA. The administrator of the agency is Martha Anne Holt-Nichols. In addition to regular formula funding, WAEDA is currently working with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide core, intensive, and training services to unemployed and underemployed dislocated workers, as well as disadvantaged youth and adults.


What does WAEDA do?

WAEDA is here to help increase the employability of area residents with services that include assessment and testing, and job search and placement into productive employment through proper training with area institutions, businesses and industries. We also provide current labor market information, résumé writing software, career counseling, assistance with financial aid applications, referrals to adult literacy skills enhancement and more.



1500 East Main

P.O. Box 1266

Van Buren, AR 72956

479-474-7061    Fax:  479-474-4321