The American Job Center Of Nevada (AJC-Nevada), operated by KRA for Nevadaworks, hosted its first Latinos to Work: Get Better Pay, Faster! Career Fair at the Reno Town Mall on April 27, 2019, about which Adrienne Santiago, KRA Program Manager, reports, “About 789,000 Latinos reside in Nevada, the fifth largest statewide population!
The AJC-Nevada promoted this event to provide job-seeking candidates in the Latino community access to free career-development services, including educational and occupational-skills training that lead to career paths in the workplace that maximize employment options in Northern Nevada’s in-demand industries.
Other agencies—Nevada JobConnect, Nevada DHHS and Vocational Rehabilitation, Northern Nevada Literacy Council, TMCC Adult Basic Education, et al—are co-located in our AJC-Nevada facility, providing jobseekers access to additional resources that support sustainable employment.”
A truly exciting highlight of the Career Fair occurred when Charlene Bybee of the Sparks City Council, on the right, presented Ms. Santiago with a Commendation from Mayor Ronald Smith, in recognition of “the work The American Job Center Of Nevada does for our Northern Nevada community.”
Supporting the 200 jobseekers in attendance, Board members and other Nevadaworks leaders participated, along with 16 employers, interviewing to fill open positions, as well as representatives from 22 human- and social-service organizations, providing counseling on overcoming both personal and professional barriers to achieving long-term, meaningful employment.
In addition, 12 vocational-training schools, including Truckee Meadows Community College, provided up-to-date, labor-market information related to in-demand jobs in the Healthcare, IT, and Manufacturing industries.
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