Two months ago, Sylvia Henry, KRA Operations Manager, Las Vegas One-Stop Career Centers—an integral component of the Workforce Connections (WC) One-Stop Delivery System—reported that a State, County, and local collaboration had resulted in the creation of two Employ NV Business Hubs to assist regional employers whose businesses had been affected severely by COVID-19.
Recently, she reported, “Once again, WC, our Southern Nevada client-partner has participated in a multi-partner collaboration, spearheading an initiative—the Layoff Aversion Pilot Program—that is assisting 60+ small businesses and nonprofits in keeping hundreds of employees on the payroll.”
Furthermore, Clark County—with a population of 2.2 million—is the first in the State, and the largest in the nation, to receive ACT® Work Ready Community (WRC) certification, “a national designation that uses hard data to help close the skills gap and produce a workforce ready to meet the needs of current and future employers.”
An added benefit of WRC-certification is that the Region has 12 ACT-authorized Job Profilers—from multiple State, County, and local sources, including WC and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation—who specialize in assisting employers to hire the best-qualified candidate for the job, the first time.
Local employers can work with Job Profilers, at no cost, to analyze the specific skill-sets needed for candidates to be successful in their particular jobs. In addition, these specialists will continue to bolster the Region’s workforce as they continue to specify job qualifications for emerging and in-demand occupations in Southern Nevada.
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