Pay and Allowances

Job Corps pays each student a living allowance twice a month while in the program. But just like a real job, taxes are deducted from this allowance.

Parents of children also are eligible for a special dependent allotment program which allows a student to send money home to support their children while they are in the program. Students contribute from their bi-weekly pay and Job Corps will match it by five times the value (with a maximum allotment of $75.00 per month to dependents).


Little Rock Job Corps Center has one of the newest campuses of all Job Corps centers nationwide. Our dormitories have a secure magnetic lock key entry system at their entrances and in each individual student room. Each room houses two or four students with a private shower and toilet area. Each dormitory has a learning resource room with computers that can be accessed during evening time. There is a co-ed lounge for students to gather and share information and talk. Each wing of the dorms has lounges with cable-equipped, flat screen televisions for students to enjoy every evening and on weekends.

Little Rock Job Corps Center is set up to house up to 136 males and up to 136 females. Our center also has room for eight non-residential male students and 20 non-residential female students to come and learn during the day and return home in the evenings. Non-residential students can also participate in our center’s scheduled activities in our recreation program.


Our students are provided three nutritious meals a day in a beautiful dining facility. During the training day, students are allowed to eat during one of two lunch periods. Breakfast starts early with a continental breakfast at 6:00 AM for our early risers and students who leave the center for outside programs, classes, or work experiences. During the weekends, students are given a brunch style morning meal and evening dinner. During the evening, snacks are provided by the cafeteria staff.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is open daily for basic medical, dental, and optometrist services which are provided at no cost to our students. Students can get basic medical care before classes start, during their lunch period, and after school. The Wellness Center also provides 24-hour emergency medical services.

The focus of the Wellness Center is to educate our students about employability health skills to assist them when they go out and enter their respective career fields. We offer weight management classes, a smoking cessation program, a pregnancy prevention program, and a drug and alcohol intervention and prevention program. Other health related programs are also available to our students through local community resources.

Graduate Benefits

As a Job Corps graduate, you will have a positive outlook and be qualified and prepared for today's professional workplace. Additional graduate benefits include:

  • A transition allowance of up to $1000 to assist you with transportation and housing
  • Job placement assistance for up to nine months
  • Career counseling
  • Relocation counseling services

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Page last updated: Friday, August 21, 2015