City News

May 8, 2019

Dear Forrest City Area Business Owners,

The City of Forrest City is applying for a grant through Arkansas Department of Workforce Services to fund the East Arkansas Regional Summer Youth Employment Initiative with help from District 48 Representative Reginald Murdock. If approved, the grant will pay the salary of 45 youth participants, 4 mentors, and a program director in Forrest City. The selection criteria for Forrest City youth will be based on application, interview, appearance, and Career Readiness Certification level. For our application to be considered we will need the help of our area businesses to locate suitable jobs for these youth.

Will you join us in this effort? Again, the grant has not been approved, but we do need assurances from businesses to show that we are ready to move forward with the project.

Please contact Glynis Lynch by phone at 870-633-1315 or email at for more information or to let us know if you are willing to allow us to place youth at your job sight โ€“ at no cost to you โ€“ to help our youth gain work skills. 

We look forward to hearing from you.


Cedric Williams
One Forrest City, One Community, One Vision