Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – May 2018
Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce Development
The Business Retention, Expansion and Workforce team made 16 visits to companies in April
and assisted 9 of those companies, as well as providing 19 business to business connections in the community. Those companies reported the addition of 18 jobs in the last 12 months and 21 planned for the future.
The BREW team and NVIE hosted the Northern Nevada Food Forum, an industry group dedicated to supporting the burgeoning food, beverage and nutraceutical industries in the region.
The Forum included local manufacturers and regional State and County regulators. If you or your company are interested in participating in upcoming Food Forum meetings, please contact Cynthia Egan at 775-829-3712.
BREW works with the Regional Transportation Commission RTC and NDOT (Nevada Department of Transportation) on an ongoing basis to help identify transportation issues and opportunities.
Don’t forget that RTC offers a variety of shared ride options, and My Ride To Work offers private transportation services for employees.
When building connections with education, we encourage companies to expand their radius of relationships.
Sierra College has a presence in Rocklin, Roseville and Truckee, and is another option for employers seeking graduates with certificates or Associate’s Degrees. The college offers approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, many of which align with the needs of Northern Nevada employers. Go here for their catalog and consider posting open positions on their site. When connecting with high schools, don’t forget that some of their graduates may be interested in doing an internship with your company or coming to work for you!
These companies lead the way for employee engagement and retention. During a time of tight workforce, these winners model high retention, low turnover, less business disruption and lower HR and recruiting costs. Thanks to the winners and nominees for being leaders for the region.
WGU Nevada offers scholarships for Women Leaders for bachelor’s and master’s in health professions, information technology, business, or education.
Here’s what you can do to help the community retain and attract workforce to the region. Make sure graduates know there are a variety of jobs available locally in all types of industries, at all levels and pay scales. Talk up the region with your friends and relatives outside the area, highlighting our great community with a wonderful lifestyle and a broad choice of careers! Share the VisitRenoTahoe.com and WhyReno.org websites with people interested in the area. Make sure the job seekers you know are taking advantage of EmployNV.gov! Lastly, hire an intern or join an apprenticeship program, and participate in regional career events!
Just a reminder to post your jobs on Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees.
Congratulations to Nancy McCormick, SVP, Business Retention, Expansion and Workforce Development for EDAWN, for being selected as one of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly’s Editor’s Choice Top-10 Women of Exemplary Achievements and Commitment to the Region.
The NNBW’s 2018 Sierra Nevada Powerful Women Awards luncheon will be held on May 30th at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The event features an inspirational keynote address and welcome remarks from Mayor Hillary Schieve. Register here.
UNR Today – Congratulations to the University of Nevada, Reno who was awarded $2M for project development and research, associated with Type 2 diabetes causes and treatment.
The State Procurement and Outreach Program offers a series of workshops on a variety of topics to help Nevada companies succeed and grow.
Consider attending the upcoming workshop if you are a current or prospective defense contractor or subcontractor. For more information, go here
Congratulations to Lupe Ramirez, Western Nevada College’s Latino outreach coordinator, recently selected as the 2018 Nevada ACT College and Career Readiness Postsecondary Champion.
This award honors individuals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness. For the full story go here.
The Nevada Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will be hosting a Small Business Matchmaker
designed to match business with government agencies and prime contractors at the Depoali Middle School on June 20th. Registration is required and PTAC’s Government Contract Advisors are available to help businesses prepare for this event. Details are included in the attached flyer.
Our CEO, Mike Kazmierski, recently took part in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly’s Business and Breakfast event, where regional leaders in Economic Development and Government discussed the challenges and opportunities in Northern Nevada.
The program entitled “Economic Development: Nevada STYLE,” was a forum for regional economic leaders to share information about their organizations, focus areas, challenges, innovations and plans for the future.
Congratulations to Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), the first school in the state of Nevada to become a Purple Heart College.
Recruiting Veterans? Work For Warriors will host the joint Job Fair with VFW Post 3396 on June 8th at their annual VFW State Convention. See their flyer here.
Cybersecurity is a technology growth employment field.
Interested in Cybersecurity, a fall internship or hiring cybersecurity talent? The DRI SANS Cybersecurity deadline to apply is May 25. Go here for more information.
Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country?
Don’t forget the RSCVA team is ready and able to help you bring one of those meetings to the region. Be a Superhero and help the RSCVA attract meetings and conventions to our area. For more information, go here.
Major Investor of the Week
Northern Nevada’s largest locally owned financial institution with $65,000+ member/owners. Why? Because since 1949 we’ve vigorously pursued our passion “To Help More People Live Greater.”
Nominations Now Open for EDAWN‘s Arts & Business Awards!
The EDAWN Arts & Business Luncheon & Awards, to be held on September 13, 2018, will highlight and recognize businesses and individuals who have shown outstanding support and engagement with the local arts community. To nominate a deserving business, organization or individual, go here. Nominations are open from May 1 through June 15. Winners will be announced at the luncheon on September 13, 2018. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775-829-3704. For more information, go here.