Business Retention | Expansion

The BRE&W team made 15 company visits in March and helped provide them with workforce insights, Foreign Trade Zone information, and connections in the community.

Companies reported an addition of 70 jobs in the last month, with 39 planned for the future. We also took part in the TMCC Employer Appreciation Luncheon where numerous employers who have partnered with the College through internship programs and initiatives were recognized, go here for a list of honorees. The Team also supported the Nevada Business Magazine Family Owned Business Awards – congratulations to all the Northern Nevada companies who were recognized.

We need your help!

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 and websites with people interested in the area. Make sure the job seekers you know are taking advantage of! Lastly, hire an intern or join an apprenticeship program, and participate in regional career events!

Transportation is often identified as a challenge for workers and employers.

The vanpool program offered by the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is one solution to this challenge. For information about their trip match program, go to www.rtc.tripmatch and for information about the Enterprise Ride Share Program, go here. Check out My Ride to Work for information about their transportation services.

Workforce Updates

Zachary Heuscher is one of many available apprentice candidates from Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project.

He is interested in an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic or CNC Machine Operator apprenticeship. Zachary is an extremely motivated individual with strong computer and problem-solving skills, with a Master’s degree and previous work experience. Zachary is excited to start a new career and contribute to your success. For more information about Zachary Heuscher or other apprentice candidates, please contact Lauren Gatto at 775.856.5327.

Biggest Little Tip of The Month:

UNR College of Business has started industry focused Career Fairs. The April 17th focus is on Tech/IS, Accounting/Finance, Sales and Start-ups. April 18th focus is on Gaming, Hospitality, Distribution/Supply-Chain, Manufacturing, and HR. April 19th focus is on Environment, Sustainability, Non-Profit, and Volunteering. To secure one of the 15 company spots per event, email

Per the February 2018 Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) Economy in Brief report, the Manufacturing industry gained 6,300 jobs in Nevada, in 2018,

representing the largest percentage growth change, at 14.1%. Construction and Health Services were the other two industries with large increases in job growth. More excitingly, seven of the eight economic sectors saw job growth, most likely due to competitive advantages in the State. These economic sectors include Health and Medical, Information Technology, Logistics and Operations, Manufacturing, Mining, and Aerospace and Defense.

If you are interested in learning more or contributing to the conversation regarding workforce,

attend the upcoming Governor’s Workforce Development Board Meeting on April 19, 2018. To partner with or promote the program, go here.

Aligning with growth and expansion in the hospitality and tourism industry,

Truckee Meadows Community College is premiering a new degree in fall semester, the Associate of Arts, Hospitality and Tourism Management. To partner with or promote the program, go here.

Come support your favorite “companies to work for” at Northern Nevada’s 2018 11th Annual Greater Reno-Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards Ceremony!Register here.

Up-skill your supervisory employees by taking advantage of regional training opportunities. 

NAE is offering a Supervisory Skills class on April 25th, 2018.

Just a reminder to post your jobs on Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees.

Partner Updates

Need Employees?


-April 19th. Recruit Spring 2018 UNR graduates for permanent positions and build you employee pipeline by hiring current students for summer jobs and internships.

The Society of Women Engineers UNR Chapter and sponsor Microsoft, will host the 3rd Elementary Math Championship & American Regions Mathematics League Local contests on April 21st.

Engage with Northern Nevada Math Club and their members. Go here, for more information.

Major Investor of the Week

Truckee Meadows Construction – Truckee Meadows Construction has the ability to complete small and large scale projects from design, site development and build out through completion and client acceptance. We approach each new project with the belief that close collaboration between client and builder will create a superior product while ensuring that financial goals and time frames are met with quality and safety.

On May 4th, you are invited to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week – Donate Supplies for the Classroom. Education Alliance of Washoe County is asking for donated supplies to the Teachers’ Warehouse, a free resource for our 4,500 hardworking teachers for use in their classrooms. Contact Education Alliance at 775.353.6950 or go here, for more information.
Manufacturers interested in TMCC Applied Technology graduates? To be included in the TMCC Employer Directory for Student Referrals fill out the attached document and return to Barbara Walden, TMCC Director of Technical Science Division.
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.