Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – March. 2017

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – March. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion 

The BRE&W team made 14 visits in February with 9 companies planning growth in the next 12 months.

We continue to bring companies and resources together with 8 business to business connections, as well as 5 internship and 15 higher education connections. We encourage all employers to connect with the university and community colleges, as well as other business in the region.

Nancy McCormick recently attended the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Community Relations Luncheon. 

Sierra Nevada Job Corps provides students with  the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families! Their graduates are ready and willing to go to work at your company and have received education in areas such as Auto Mechanics, Office Administration, Welding, Certified Nursing Assistant, Electrical, Carpentry and more. Also in the photo is Dr. David Doty J.D., Ph.D., Vice President, Education & Training for the Management and Training Corporation (MTC).

Workforce

Biggest Little Recruiting Tip

Three ways to fill your open ENGINEERING positions with Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Career Center. First, make sure your open Engineering positions are being exposed to over 10,000 highly qualified women engineers through the SWE Career Center Job Flash Email. Second, find highly qualified professionals for your current job openings. The pay-per-use SWE Career Center Resume Bank allows you to browse through anonymous resumes. You only pay for the resumes you are interested in, and the candidate is interested in your position. Third, attend the SWE Career Center Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday April 5, 2017, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (EDT).

EDAWN’s “New Nevada” Help Wanted flyer, which highlights the types of careers in our area, as well as the educational pathways and resources available to help students (and adults) prepare for those careers,

will be sent out soon to Washoe County School District administrators for their use. The goal is to share the wide variety of career opportunities in the area with students and parents, beginning in elementary school, in order to move all students toward college and career readiness. Here is the PDF. (Available in English and Spanish).

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and several northern Nevada companies hosted a booth at the WE (Women Engineers) Local Conference Feb. 24-26 at the San Jose Marriott Hotel in San Jose, CA.

EDAWN was joined by representatives from Aerion and Reno Engineering to promote Northern Nevada as a place for engineering professionals to pursue careers in mechanical, electrical, industrial, aerospace and civil engineering. Here is the NNBW March 3rd article.

NNHRA and NNBW published the 2017 anniversary edition Human Resource & Employment Guide.

 Check out page 6 article, The New Nevada requires new Human Resources Strategies by Valerie Cotta, EDAWN Workforce Development Program Manager.

With 52,400 new jobs, WhyReno.org website launched to support Talent Attraction to the Area.

The WhyReno.org website. It is designed to make it easy to access a multitude of information, such as videos, photos, web links and information in one location for use when recruiting potential employees to the area, or for Realtors integrating their clients into the community. Please consider sharing it with your employees and leadership, and especially your Human Resources and Recruiting Departments. Consider adding it to your website or email signature.

RECRUITING

Employers the best way to fill your employee pipeline is to engage with local students.

JOBSEEKERS

  • TMCC College to Career Information Meetings on March 15 and April 13 are for adult prospective students to discuss how to get started and how much support is available to adult students.
  • If you have clients or friends looking for work, be sure they get registered and enter detailed information about their work history and skills in the Nevada JobConnect database. Nevada JobConnect regularly search this database for people to fill the local open jobs.
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