ADWS Launches Lifestyle Budget Calculator
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ Labor Market Information division has officially launched the new version of Real-Life Arkansas, a website featuring a lifestyle budget calculator, targeted toward Arkansas high school and college students to help them plan for the future based on the lifestyle they want to achieve.
The website also offers more options to help users plan for the future. By simply entering a desired salary, the system will provide information about jobs that pay that salary, what sort of education and training is needed to get there, and what the job market looks like for those occupations.
For those who already know the occupation they want to pursue—the system will tell them how much that occupation will pay so they can work backward to create a budget using that salary.