Nevada Gold Mines Establishes the Heritage Fund
Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) has launched an employee giving campaign entitled the Heritage Fund. The workplace giving program will include an employee-driven campaign to support non-profit organizations. Employees have the option to support non-profits of their choice and all 7,000 employees were given $25 to start their giving account. In addition, NGM invested an initial $500,000 to kick off the endowment fund.
NAMI Nevada Reports 600 Percent Increase in Call Volume
During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown period, NAMI Nevada, the Nevada branch of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) has recorded an estimated 600 percent increase in call volume for its resource lines at peak times last year. The lines are designed to help connect Nevadans to mental health resources. Over the 11-month span of data available, the organization saw a 217 percent overall increase from last year.
Nevada Works Together Retrains Laid-Off Workers
The Nevada Works Together program has partnered with the Hamilton Company and Arroweye Solutions to offer career opportunities for laid-off workers. The program assists out-of-work Nevadans by fast-tracking interviews with manufacturing companies. Beneficiaries of the program are able to get paid while learning on the job and taking online manufacturing courses. The manufacturing training is free for qualified Nevadans through a federal grant from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Statewide Survey Conducted on COVID-19 Vaccine
According to a recent survey, 65 percent of Nevadans, and 77 percent of healthcare workers will likely get the vaccine when it becomes available to them. In addition, 83 percent of healthcare workers said they would recommend the vaccine to their patients. The survey was conducted by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in partnership with the School of Community Health Sciences, Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. Over 5,000 Nevada residents and nearly 1,000 healthcare providers from across the state participated in the survey during the period of November 25 to December 31, 2020.