Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – November 2017
Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce Development
October was a busy month for the BREWD team with the Existing Industry Awards and the trip to Austin, Texas
to spread the word about engineering employment opportunities in the region, at the Society of Women Engineers Conference. Thank you to the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa which hosted the awards event, to our sponsors, judges and EDAWN staff who helped make the event a success, and to all of you who attended! Congratulations to all our nominees and to the winners listed on the EDAWN website.
Do you have a friend or relative that is graduating soon and looking for opportunities in the region?
Here are some tips for seekers that you can pass along to those inside or outside the region. See their flyer here.
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 know someone who recently moved or returned to the area for a position at one of the many great existing or new companies in the region?
If so, please extend a warm welcome to them and help them to learn about the region and connect with resources in the region. Invite them out to your favorite restaurant or activity, and encourage them to take a look at the RSCVA website which has great information for both visitors and new residents.
Are you a member of an organization which holds their meetings elsewhere around the country?
Don’t forget that 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.
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 local JobConnect office now!
Biggest Little Employment Tip:
Interested in hiring UNR Alumni that have lived in our vibrant community before? Connect to the UNR Handshake Job Board that serves Students, Graduates, and Alumni.
The Workforce Consortium helps grow the workforce candidate pool by informing our community about the New Nevada in-demand jobs and removing barriers to workforce entry. The key projects target Veterans, High School students, Ex-Felons & Disabled workers to enter the workforce. An additional key project includes a Workforce Asset Map to identify the community’s services and gaps.
NNBW READERS’ CHOICE 2017 – Which Business Leaders and Companies have had the most impact in the Northern Nevada Business Community?
The nominees – people and companies – with the most votes will be awarded at the NNBW 2018 Northern Nevada Book of Lists Launch and Awards Gala on Thursday, January 18th, 2018. The NNBW 2018 Northern Nevada Book of Lists is the premier, have-and-hold resource for all businesses in Northern Nevada. The Book is in it’s 10th edition and has a strong regional readership with a national reach, vote for your favorite nominees by December 8th!
Veterans and Senior Citizens can take advantage of special funding for help starting or running a small business.
The loans are interest-free for the first year, with a variable interest for years 2-4, and start at a favorable rate. This program is offered in partnership with Nevada’s Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation Career Enhancement Program and the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. For more information, call 702.734.3555 or visit vedc.org/apply.
The Nevada Department of Business and Industry has recently added a Guide to Starting a Business section to its website,
which provides a comprehensive roadmap for everything a new business may need to know in order to launch in the State. The site includes information about Business Structure, Licensing, Tax information, and a whole lot more. Go here for more information.
Have you heard about Small Business Saturday?
Shoppers around the country are encouraged to patronize small, local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The year the Nevada Department of Business and Industry has teamed up with the Small Business Saturday Coalition and American Express to develop a Nevada-branded campaign. Please click the link to learn more.
Need funds to start up or expand a training program for STEM in-demand jobs?
Congratulations to Truckee Meadows Community College who was named one of 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 is the only institution from the state of Nevada selected on this year’s list of eligible colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students.
Major Investor of the Week
Truckee Meadows Water Authority is the water purveyor to the greater Reno-Sparks area.