Economic Forecast: 2015 Preview

This year’s predictions offer more good news, a trend that was reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast last year.

Economists and industry analysts can, and will, argue over whether an economic recovery is as strong as numbers seem to indicate. However, they do agree the numbers show Nevada’s economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in 2015 because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. The unemployment rate has… [More…]

The Office Market: Slow and Steady into the Future

As a mixture of economic indicators appear to show the recession, movers and shakers in Southern Nevada’s office market are cautiously planning ahead.

As a mixture of economic indicators appear to show the recession in our rear view mirrors, movers and shakers in Southern Nevada’s office market are cautiously planning ahead for slow and modest growth in the coming months. “The trending is moderate growth overall due to a bettering economy,” says Lance Bradford, founder of Stable Development… [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…]

Vegas PBS Announces GOAL: Global Online Advanced Learning As New Name of Online Workforce Training Program

Vegas PBS announced that it has renamed its comprehensive online workforce training program to Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL).

Las Vegas – In an effort to better reflect its role in economic diversification and efforts in increasing access to workforce training and education opportunities for all Nevadans, Vegas PBS announced that it has renamed its comprehensive online workforce training program to Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL). The new name will replace the former Vegas Virtual Online Education. “As… [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…]