Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – June 2017
Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce
The BRE-WD team made 16 visits in the month of May and has exceeded its annual target of 140 total visits to newly located and existing companies.
Assistance provided includes referrals to resources in education, connections to potential vendors or customers, resolution of roadblocks, and providing recommendations for retaining, finding, and attracting workforce.
The EDAWN Workforce Program Manager has been actively engaged in activities to support the pipeline of organizations that engage job seekers in coaching, training, and employment placement through its co-leadership of the Workforce Consortium.
EDAWN has also been focused on multiple outreach programs developed for unemployed and under-employed local residents to access in-demand jobs. Also, a variety of attraction campaigns have been implemented to bring talent from outside the area, including the WhyReno.org website. This website pulls together community assets and job opportunities for use by recruiters or individuals considering re-location. For a pictorial view of our activities throughout the past year, go here.
Biggest Little Recruiting Tips:
Add WhyReno.org to your company website to share the vibrant, friendly, outdoor lifestyle in Reno with potential out-of-town candidates as well as to integrate new employees into the community.
Internships are a great way for companies to actively engage with education and also take advantage of valuable resources to assist and augment your existing workforce.
EDAWN has employed 2 interns over the past few semesters who have assisted with numerous projects as part of the Entrepreneurial team. Internships are offered by the University of Nevada Reno as well as the local community colleges, TMCC and WNC, and the Washoe County School District. For more perspective on the benefits of internship programs for both students and employers, go here.
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 searches this database for people to fill the local open jobs.
HSI will once again stage its signature annual fundraising event, the X-treme Ability Challenge Races and invites you and your business to be part of the big event on August 19th! Please contact them if you are interested in registering or sponsoring the event. You can contact them at 775.829.7400.
The 12th Annual Run for Education is a fun, family community event to raise physical education and nutrition funding for students in the Washoe County School District.
It will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Outlets at the Sparks Marina/Sheels. 100% of sponsorship proceeds go back to schools and students through the Education Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 community outreach organization, which works in partnership with educators to support all students in Washoe County by fostering educational excellence and student achievement.
This award allows Nevada Eligible Small Businesses to apply for and receive up to $10,000 in financial assistance to participate in approved export sales activities. This can include a foreign market sales trip, domestic or international trade shows, and the Nevada Governor’s Trade Mission to South America this July 2107. For more information, go here or call 702.486.3702.
Major Investor of the Week
Digiprint Corporation – DigiPrint has been in the printing business for over 25 years in Northern Nevada. We provide complete design, printing, and bulk mailing services.
“Save the Date” for the Sixth Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
This is a great opportunity to highlight and recognize the accomplishments of the many great primary employers in the region. Nominations are now open. Nominate your company, client or a company you know that may have flown below the radar. Now is the time to become more visible as an employer in the region and be recognized for your many contributions. Award categories and general criteria are posted on the EDAWN website here. For more information, contact Cynthia Egan, Program Manager, at 775.829.3712.