Note – The EPIC Jobs Chart from last month has been adjusted.

“We changed some of the multipliers so that they are based on more recent data and updated job growth vs population growth in Storey County.”  Now over two years into the five year EPIC report projections of over 52,400 new jobs, we are still on track to exceed our estimates, as Tesla, Panasonic and Switch start to ramp up their hiring efforts. Here are the Actual Numbers Graphs.

Business Retention | Expansion

The BREWD team visited 9 companies in April and is on track to visit 150 companies by the end of June.

Availability of workforce continues to be a hot topic on our visits. We strongly encourage employers to familiarize themselves with the Employer Workforce Resource Guide, which can be found on our website here. Hard copies are also available. Thank you to our Presidential Gold Investors, The Applied Companies and Intellisource for their support of this publication.

EDAWN and the Washoe County School District will be distributing over 900 “My Future Activity Books” in both English and Spanish to third and fourth graders.

The Activity Book is designed to be used as a fun guide to stimulate ideas and questions about different industries and occupations, and the education and skills needed to succeed in those careers. To request a copy, email Cynthia Egan or call 775.829.3712.

How can you best promote your company to potential employees?

Per the Gallup Inc. State of the American Workplace report, “Brand ambassadors are the most effective recruiters. Organizations need to invest in their recruiting materials, but to really energize their employer brand, they must inspire workers to become brand ambassadors.” “Referrals from current employees of an organization” and “Suggestions from family members or friends” ranked in the top 3 answers from respondents to a survey asking to what extent different resources were used to learn about job opportunities. To request the full report (195 pages), go here.

We are all recruiters!

If you know someone from outside the area who is interested in job or career opportunities in the region, make sure they check out this  Tips for Seekers sheet, which includes links to EDAWN’s primary company list. The new website, pulls together all types of information about the many facets and assets of Northern Nevada, and also provides a snapshot and links to who’s hiring in the area.


Biggest Little Recruiting Tips:

Mechanical Engineers are in demand in Northern Nevada. 

With median weekly earnings of $1,560, the typical mechanical engineer is paid $81,120 a year — nearly double the $43,264 national figure. Did you know that while most mechanical engineering positions require a bachelor’s degree, educational attainment among full-time workers in the profession is not as high as in other high-paying positions. Just 24.3% of mechanical engineers have either a master’s or doctoral degree, nearly the smallest share of any occupation where median earnings are at least $80,000 a year.

Hiring Software Development professionals? Consider “Dice” for finding, connecting and engaging with tech candidates. is a website, founded in 1996, specifically for technology professionals seeking employment opportunities. Check out the variety of services offered here: Dice.

Room for Improvement.

Just over half (52 %) of global workers feel their current, or most recent, employer’s (physical and virtual) workplace promotes collaboration and inclusion. Given the strong business case for a collaborative work environment, there is room for improvement. To learn more about talent perspective on Employers collaborative culture, see the Kelly Global Workforce Index.

Help for your First Time Managers! 

Research shows that over 60% of first-time managers fail within the first two years if not given the proper training and support. Based on the best-selling book, The New One Minute Manager, Start Human is offering the First-time Manager Program, created by their partner, The Ken Blanchard Companies. It equips new leaders with the skills they need. If this topic resonates with you, get plugged into one of the upcoming programs or check out the book. Upcoming program is October 4th. Register here.

Job Seekers:

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.

Partner Updates

BIKE WEEK is May 15-19, 2017!

The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) is a group of       organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting safe bicycle commuting in the Truckee Meadows. Promoting bicycling as an alternative form of transportation is important to TMBA to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, promote good health, safety and inspire others to ride. Bike Week has become a successful event in the Truckee Meadows by encouraging members of the community to ride instead of drive for one week in May. To register or for more information, go here.

TMCC has increased its awards of degrees and certificates to 1,364 Grads in 2017, up from 684 ten years ago. 

Grads represent 85 different academic programs. Congratulations to the College and to the graduates!

High Sierra Industries (HSI), is a leader in serving persons with disabilities in Northern Nevada!

HSI will once again stage its signature annual fundraising event, the X-treme Ability Challenge Races and invites you and your business or organization to be part of the big event on August 19th! Please contact them if you are interested in registering or sponsoring the event.

Congratulations to the Coral Academy Charter School for being ranked in the top 500 nationwide list as one of three Nevada schools featured in the U.S. News & World Report nationwide list for Best High Schools.

Three of seven Nevada schools ranked in the top 1,000 nationwide list, including the Academy of Art Careers, Reno High School and McQueen High School. These four northern Nevada schools ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Nevada list for Best Nevada High Schools. Coral Academy Charter School ranked 3rd, Academy of Art Careers and Technology ranked 4th, Reno High School ranked 7th and Robert McQueen High School ranked 8th.

Major Investor of the Week

Coldwell Bank Select Real Estate – Full-Service Real Estate Company: Residential, Commercial, Property Management, Development, New Home Sales.