For the first time in Southern Nevada, six workforce development professionals from Workforce Connections, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), and the Vegas Chamber are officially certified by the national organization ACT® as Job Profilers. This specialized and data-driven training will allow these professionals to help local employers hire the right person the first time.
The new Job Profilers are part of Nevada’s Work Ready Community initiative aimed at connecting employers to a ready workforce. Clark County is the largest ACT certified Work Ready Community in the United States.
Local employers can work with Job Profilers at no cost to analyze the specific skills needed for candidates to be successful at particular jobs. This tool will be especially useful for outlining qualifications in the emerging and in-demand Southern Nevada occupations identified in Workforce Blueprint 2.0. The goal is to help employers avoid the high and unnecessary costs associated with employee turnover and constant retraining.
“Our investment in this specialized training will allow us to serve employers more effectively, particularly as Southern Nevada works through the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Workforce Connections executive director Jaime Cruz. “We can save businesses money by ending the expensive revolving door of hiring and rehiring, while providing job seekers a better opportunity for sustainable employment. It is a win-win.”
An additional six workforce development professionals from the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Nevada’s Department of Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN), and Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services will receive Job Profiler certifications on August 17, 2020.
To connect with a certified ACT Job Profiler, contact Stavan Corbett, Workforce Connections External Relations Manager at (702) 636-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.