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Small Business Center To Host Bilingual EEOC Seminars


JONESBORO – The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is hosting a pair of seminars regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Thursday, Jan. 28. Two sessions — one in English and one in Spanish — are available.

“Knowing Your Employment Rights: EEOC” will be held in St. Bernards Auditorium, with Virginia Pollard from the EEOC teaching the English version from 2-4 p.m. and a translator for the Spanish seminar from 6-8 p.m. The event is free of charge. Attendees will learn about the EEOC and its involvement in the workplace. Both sessions will cover discrimination laws under EEOC, employer responsibilities and employee rights.  

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or pregnancy.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call (870) 972-3517 or visit http://asbtdc.org/training/jonesboro-events to register online.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested in advance by contacting Kelli Listenbee, A-State SBTDC training specialist and business consultant, at (870) 972-3517 or through email at klee@astate.edu.

The SBTDC at Arkansas State is a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock College of Business and Arkansas State’s College of Business. The SBTDC assists start-ups, existing businesses and technology businesses. Core services include free consulting and market research plus low to no cost training. Learn more at Astatesbtdc.org.

The sessions are sponsored by the Northeast Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (NEASHRM).

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