AIM Workforce Opportunity Magazine

The Numbers

  • There are 5.6 million unfilled jobs in the U.S.
  • 77% of jobs will not require a college degree
  • 53% of skilled trade workers are age 45 or older
  • $20.25 median hourly wage for a vocational skilled worker

The Facts

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 77% of all jobs by 2022 will not require a 4 year degree. High skill jobs requiring a bachelor's degree or higher are expected to make up the smallest share of new jobs.

What AIM Does

The AIM workforce magazine is a publication created by the Springdale Chamber of Commerce. This magazine serves as a guide to in-demand skills and high-paying careers in Northwest Arkansas.

AIM strengthens the connections between education and job skills, while also educating readers about career opportunities at your company. The magazine gives students more exposure to the world of work.
In its first year, AIM was distributed to more than 10,000 students in 16 school districts across Northwest Arkansas.

Share your company's unique skill needs and career opportunities with the emerging workforce. The AIM Workforce Magazine is used as curriculum in Springdale Public Schools' career explorations and advisory activities. Being part of AIM gives you exclusive opportunities to engage with students in the Springdale School District through a variety of events including classroom visits, resume and interview coach and career fairs!

As an opportunity offered only to Chamber members, you can purchase a 2-page spread in the AIM Workforce Magazine. In addition to the 2-page spread, participating companies will receive a complementary booth at the 2017 NWA Workforce Summit.

To view the 2017 digital version of the AIM Workforce Magazine, click here. A Spanish translation is available here.

For more information, call 479.872.2222, or contact:
Brooke Morgan ( or
Jim Ed Reed (