LAS VEGAS – As Nevada high school students walk across the stage in the next few weeks to receive their diplomas, 110 of them will have already earned an associate degree or certificate from one of the state’s four community colleges. These successful graduates participated in one of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s dual enrollment programs that enables high school … [Read more...] about Nevada High School Students Graduate With Diplomas … And College Degrees
As Nevada claims the distinction of having the highest private sector job growth in the country, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), decision makers are focusing on how the Silver State can best respond to workforce needs in an ever changing and diverse economy. “The economy is diversifying based on the economic development … [Read more...] about Workforce Issues
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 2014. Numerous organizations—for economic … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Employment Landscape: Drawing on New Opportunities
No one with an eye on this state’s economic future should minimize the importance of manufacturing which, like so many business sectors in Nevada and nationwide, has taken a licking and kept on ticking. “The manufacturing sector is still reeling from the recession,” says Frank Woodbeck, director of the department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) for the State … [Read more...] about Manufacturing in Nevada: Focus on Education, Jobs and the Future
In the wake of the recession, with unemployment just under 10 percent, it would seem employers would have no problem filling positions. But though Nevada’s employment base is growing again, it remains below pre-recession levels and of people who have gone back to work, a disproportionate share have gone back part-time or in jobs that don’t fully utilize their skills. Add in the … [Read more...] about Workforce Development In Nevada
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 benefits to … [Read more...] about Opportunity At Work: Nevada’s Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation Offers Incentives and Assistance to Employers Who Hire People with Disabilities
“Nevada’s economy will mirror that of the overall U.S. economy, in 2013. Our country is facing a challenging financial outlook with large (and growing) federal & state budget deficits, looming tax increases, and likely spending cuts on numerous domestic programs.” Brian D. Lawenda, M.D. • Clinical Director and Radiation Oncologist, 21st Century Oncology “Our community … [Read more...] about Will Nevada’s economy be better this time next year?
Nevada’s Staffing Firms have had front row seats to one of the most troubling aspects of this economy: unemployment. Despite that, they have found more and more employers are hiring and a demand for skilled workforce has remained strong. Recently, executives representing this industry met at Holland & Hart’s Las Vegas office to discuss staffing in Nevada and what is … [Read more...] about Staffing Firms