Goodwill of Southern Nevada (Goodwill®) has launched the Rising TogetherTM campaign designed to improve access to jobs and break barriers within the workforce as high unemployment numbers continue to plague our nation’s communities. This nationwide campaign is committed to breaking workforce barriers that limit employment opportunities due to a job seeker’s race, gender, or pedigree. The campaign will also bring awareness to the Goodwill Career Services that help job seekers overcome the financial and systematic barriers they face when seeking employment.
“We recognize the critical role our organization plays within the community to ensure we get southern Nevadans back into the workforce,” said Rick Neal, president and CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “Rising TogetherTM through this initiative will raise awareness of the numerous resources we have readily available for assistance through Goodwill’s Career Centers. This will be a great year-long campaign enabling people who are unemployed or underemployed to find their place back in the workforce with meaningful employment and upward mobility.”
According to the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s (DETR) March 2021 economic report, Nevada’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in May 2021, decreasing from 8.0 percent in April 2021. With the help of our partners, Goodwill of Southern Nevada can continue to assist Nevada in creating jobs and lowering unemployment rates.
The Rising TogetherTM campaign coalition is made up of strategic partners including Anthem, Coursera, Lyft, Comcast, Google, and Indeed. For more information regarding Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s Career Services, visit GoodwillVegas.org/CareerCenters.