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Latest Nevada Human Resources Industry Feature
The Great Resignation and Workforce Development
By Jennifer Rachel Baumer
In August, 4.3 million U.S. workers quit their jobs, according to Department of Labor (DOL). Food services lost 892,000 workers, 721,000 employees quit the retail industry and even more workers left education and healthcare. The start of the pandemic saw record high unemployment and by July 2021 the United States hit another record high – 11.1 million jobs available.
“Certain sectors have really been hit hard,” said John Restrepo, principal, RCG Economics. He added that one area particularly affected is low-wage, high-touch occupations, like retail and restaurants. “There’s a shortage of those kinds of workers. It’s a combination of fears of COVID, combined with relatively low wages and high costs of daycare or the shortage of daycare workers.”
Without daycare, some parents can’t work and the costs of working—day-care, transportation—must be balanced against low wages and fear of COVID.
Recent Nevada Human Resources Features
Help Needed! Employment in Nevada
Something big is going to happen to employment in Nevada in September. No one is entirely certain what’s going to happen, and experts aren’t certain how it’s going to unfold. One thing everyone agrees on is that it’s going to be big. [Read More]
Industry Focus: Employment (Feb 2021)
Nevada’s employment landscape has been a roller coaster over the past decade. Dipping during the recession, employment saw a resurgence a few years ago only to experience new lows during the pandemic. [Read More]
New Beginnings: Reinventing Nevada’s Workforce After Shutdown
On March 20, Governor Sisolak ordered all nonessential businesses to close as Nevada followed shutdown orders, attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19. Overnight, the travel and tourism engine shutdown. For the first time ever, casinos closed their doors. [Read More]
Industry Focus: Human Resources
Human resources is an industry that is constantly evolving. From workforce shortages to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this industry must be ready to switch gears at a moment’s notice. [Read More]
Coming Up… Multiple Generations in the Workplace
Nevada businesses are operating in a unique era. People are living longer, healthier lives, and therefore they’re not leaving the workforce as soon as they once did. [Read More]
Industry Focus: Human Resources
In Nevada’s current, more prosperous economy, human resources (HR) and staffing agencies have been hard at work, trying to fill workforce gaps on both ends of the state. [Read More]
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Why and How
Many Nevada businesses are making an effort to hire a diverse workforce: people of different races, age groups, national origins, backgrounds and religions. Some are interested in hiring workers with disabilities and in giving women a chance to compete for typically male-dominated jobs. [Read More]
Industry Focus: Human Resources & Staffing
As the economy and staffing needs change, the human resources (HR) and staffing industry in the Silver State has been working on creative solutions to keep up with new trends. [Read More]
Workin’ Out at Work: Corporate Wellness in Nevada
Wellness programs are becoming more popular in today’s economy as both employers and employees alike work to keep healthcare costs down. Wellness programs are workplace programs that promote healthy lifestyle choices, offer opportunities to take control of health issues and cut healthcare costs. [Read More]
Closing the Generation Gap: Millennials vs. GenXers vs. Baby Boomers
In workplaces across Nevada, change is coming more quickly than at any time since baby boomers changed the status quo regarding diversity, hair length and governance in the 1960s. [Read More]
Nevada Human Resources Industry Information
Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation: DETR’s mission is to provide Nevada’s businesses with access to a qualified workforce and encourage equal employment opportunities.
Nevada JobConnect: Oversees and provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Nevada.
Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner – Employer Information: Answers to frequently asked questions for Nevada employers.
United States Department of Labor: Mission to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States.