Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Announces Additions to its Board of Directors

The LVGEA welcomes five community leaders to its board of directors.

Las Vegas — The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance welcomes five community leaders to its board of directors. On May 1, 2014, the LVGEA board of directors took unanimous action to elect five community leaders to join the board. These new members will help continue to build public and private sector relationships to bolster a new… [More…]

Nevada’s Employment Landscape: Drawing on New Opportunities

At its peak, in October 2010, the state’s unemployment rate hit 13.8 percent, and activity in numerous sectors dropped drastically.

It’s been a while now since the start of the nation’s recession that so harshly impacted Nevada. At its peak, in October 2010, the state’s unemployment rate hit 13.8 percent, and activity in numerous sectors dropped drastically. About two years ago, Governor Sandoval called for the creation of 50,000 Nevada jobs by the end of… [More…]

Manufacturing in Nevada: Focus on Education, Jobs and the Future

Manufacturing in Nevada, like so many business sectors in Nevada and nationwide, has taken a licking and kept on ticking.

No one with an eye on this state’s economic future should minimize the importance of manufacturing which, like so many business sectors in Nevada and nationwide, has taken a licking and kept on ticking. “The manufacturing sector is still reeling from the recession,” says Frank Woodbeck, director of the department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation… [More…]

Workforce Development In Nevada

From an economic development standpoint, workforce development and diversification is singularly the most important facet.

In the wake of the recession, with unemployment just under 10 percent, it would seem employers would have no problem filling positions. But though Nevada’s employment base is growing again, it remains below pre-recession levels and of people who have gone back to work, a disproportionate share have gone back part-time or in jobs that… [More…]

Opportunity At Work: Nevada’s Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation Offers Incentives and Assistance to Employers Who Hire People with Disabilities

Frank Woodbeck, Director, Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

During these tough economic times, Nevada employers are coming up with inventive ideas to improve their business processes and bottom lines. One of those ways is by taking advantage of federal and state incentives offered when tapping into the talented pool of jobseekers who have disabilities. Nationwide, corporations are realizing the cost savings and other… [More…]

Will Nevada’s economy be better this time next year?

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Six decision makers share their answers:

Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. • Clinical Director and Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology; Jamie Cooke • Financial Advisor and Partner, MC2 Wealth Solutions, LLC; Blane Johnson • President, Nevada Association of Realtors; P. Scott Voltz, MAI, MBA • Voltz Commercial Realty Advisors; Don Hamrick • General Manager, Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram; Frank Woodbeck • Director, Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation [More…]

Staffing Firms

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Nevada’s Staffing Firms have had front row seats to one of the most troubling aspects of this economy: unemployment. Despite that, they have found more and more employers are hiring and a demand for skilled workforce has remained strong. Recently, executives representing this industry met at Holland & Hart’s Las Vegas office to discuss staffing… [More…]