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TalenTrust Awarded Recruitment Project by State of Arkansas 100-plus Contract Workers Will Support State in fight against COVID-19

Little Rock, AR October, 2020 – TalenTrust, a nationally recognized, privately held recruiting firm serving organizations across the US was selected by the State of Arkansas to address workforce hiring requirements presented by COVID-19. TalenTrust will help lead the Arkansas Department of Health in filling more than 100 contract positions in response to an overwhelming influx of lab tests and requirement to track results.

The challenges the agreement resolves include: the need to fill new critical positions quickly, cost effectively, with agility, and in alignment with strategic workforce changes. TalenTrust’s solution is designed to meet current needs and provide continued support that gives the Department of Health the ability to prevail in these unprecedented times.

TalenTrust was selected, in part, because of their values alignment. “We connected with TalenTrust because we can see they care about our community and truly are people working with people. We matter,” states Mandy Thomas, Associate Director. “The temporaries being placed are from our community and we’re more than pleased with the group TalenTrust has placed,” adds Connie Melton, Director. “We train the new workers in one day; they start entering in the afternoon. TalenTrust quickly understood exactly what was needed. It’s been fantastic for our morale. We’re very pleased.”

“We see the dedication Arkansas Department of Health has to protecting their people and the pride they take in serving the community,” says Kathleen Quinn Votaw, TalenTrust CEO. “We are honored to serve them to make a significant impact in the lives of the people of Arkansas in overcoming these challenging times.” 

About TalenTrust 

For more than 17-years, TalenTrust has perfected its processes and systems to prioritize cost, fit, and speed to deliver the right people to clients at reasonable, predictable rates. Proud to be named an Inc. 5000, Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, and earn several certifications including: Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Awards include: 2019 Top 25 Most Powerful Women, 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year, and 2020 Top 100 Woman-Owned Business.

About the State of Arkansas Department of Health 

Mission Statement: To protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans. Vision Statement: Optimal health for all Arkansans to achieve maximum personal, economic and social impact.

What is public health? One definition – from a 1988 report by the Institute of Medicine’s “The Future of Public Health” – is this: “Public health is the science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and organizing community efforts to do the following: keep the environment clean, control communicable infections, educate individuals in personal hygiene (like hand washing for example), organize medical and nursing services for the early diagnosis and treatment of disease, and develop the social machinery to ensure everyone a healthy standard of living.”

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