Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce

The Business Retention and Expansion team made 7 company visits in September..

and provided assistance to 2 companies.

In September, we also launched two taxi tops promoting Nevada JobConnect, to help publicize the  fact that JobConnect is the place to go for those seeking employment, 

in addition to businesses seeking employees. You too can advertise your job openings or your business on local taxis. This is a unique opportunity to get the word out about your company, product or service, and the cost is just $1,000 per year. Your message will be seen by visitors and locals alike throughout the community! For more information, contact Tamera Pitts at 775-829-3701!

October is National Manufacturing Month and Northern Nevada is becoming the Advanced Manufacturing Hub of the West!

Over 800 job postings in Manufacturing exist in the greater Reno-Sparks region, and more are coming our way! Training programs also continue to grow at the Community Colleges and the University to prepare students for these positions or help existing employees increase their skills. This sector is one with many opportunities which we expect to continue to grow in the coming years.

Congratulations to Garlock Printing and Converting which just expanded their footprint   

in Reno by adding to their existing facility in the North West.

They celebrated the opening by planting a tree, in lieu of the usual ribbon cutting.

Nominations are closed for our Existing Industry Awards and we are looking forward to announcing the winners at the October 24th event!

Thank you to all who nominated themselves or another primary company for consideration! Special thanks to our Title Sponsor for this event, Server Technology.

Have you thought about hiring interns, but weren’t sure where to go?

The good news is there are resources at the University, Community Colleges and the Washoe County School District that can assist. Check them out on page 7 of the Employer Workforce Resource Guide!  While you are there, post a position or two on the TMCC or UNR job board, and review all the other community resources that can assist with workforce development.

Do you have open jobs you are trying to fill?

Just a reminder to post those jobs with Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your localJobConnect office now!

Are you a primary company that has never been visited by EDAWN, or hasn’t been visited in the last year?

If so, please reach out to Cynthia Egan or call 775.829.3712 to schedule an appointment soon.

Biggest Little Employment Tip: 

Looking for employees?  Apprenticeship programs geared to specific occupations with merit pay scales based on education and work experience, allow companies to find and develop loyal employees to fill their talent pipeline needs. A second way to fill your employee pipeline…register for the WCSD Career Expo on October 30th and 31st to make over 5000 Eighth graders career aware of your company and the many job in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are greatly needed at this event to help our students understand there are new opportunities for good-paying manufacturing jobs in our region!

Partner Updates

Congratulations to Truckee Meadows Community College which was named one of the 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.

TMCC was selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 public two-year colleges nationwide to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize. TMCC is the only institution from the state of Nevada selected on this year’s list of eligible colleges. For a full list of the top 150 eligible institutions, go here.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development has been awarded $125,000 as part of the State Trade Expansion Program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The purpose of the award is to assist Nevada Eligible Small Business Concerns (ESBCs) defray in part the costs of participation in approved export sales activities.  Interested ESBCs may compete for a Financial Assistance Award through GOED by completing and submitting an application. Please submit applications to Jarad Van Wagoner and Erica Adler or call (702) 250-0718 with questions.

Registration for the UNR Fall Career and Internship Expo is November 30th. Register here.

Remain competitive in Nevada’s rapidly expanding labor market by participating in Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) Benefits and Personnel Practice annual survey by Wednesday, Nov 1st.

All data received is compiled and reported in an aggregate manner so the information reported cannot be connected to any specific business or employer. Members who participate will receive the report for free.

NAE offers Supervisory Skills:

Register for TMCC Job Fairs at Dandini Campus in the Student Center on October 18th from 12pm-3pm. 

Women are encouraged to attend this FREE Building Women Career Fair Saturday, October 14th from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. at TMCC Applied Technology Center

to learn how to apply and qualify for FREE Apprenticeship Programs in the Building Trades.

Major Investor of the Week

IQ Technology Solutions – IQ Technology Solutions is a leading provider of Managed IT solutions and technology infrastructure to business, government and non-profit organizations. With over 30 staff and over 20 years in business, we serve clients regionally, nationally and internationally from our Reno, Nevada headquarters.