News & Announcements

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act took effect July 1, 2015

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which amends the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) through 2020, was signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014.  In response to this, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Training and Employment Notice No. 05-14. Additional Information: Read the Act U.S. Department of Labor WIOA Webpage WIOA Performance Measures

Local Plan Approved

Nevadaworks Local Plan has been approved… Local Plan 2012 Local Plan 2012 – Attachment 1 of 4 Local Plan 2012 – Attachment 2 of 4 Local Plan 2012 – Attachment 3 of 4 Local Plan 2012 – Attachment 4 of 4  

New CEO Appointed

The Nevadaworks Local Elected Officials appointed John Thurman as CEO of Nevadaworks as of October 8, 2012.  John has been acting as Interim CEO since January 8, 2012.  He has been with Nevadaworks since 2006 as Program Manager and has a total of over 9 years’ experience in Workforce Development.

The New!

The Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation has created a new service for Nevada businesses,  This is a great resource for employers looking for help navigating the workforce system.  Employers looking to hire new employees can receive valuable incentives through Silver State Works. For more information, go to or call 775-284-7566 in Northern […]

Interested in Nursing?

Are you interested in nursing or in the ever-expanding industry of healthcare?  A great new site is live and a great source of information. Whether you are looking for traditional brick and mortar nursing programs or online programs, this site has the information you need to start a new career.  Job Outlook, salary information, career direction […]

5 Tips for Asking Better Interview Questions

Here is a very helpful article found on about interviewing the interviewer.  This is a critical skill that can often make or break an interview. Tell us what you think.  What are some questions that you have found helpful in past interviews?

How to Stand Out Above the Rest

It is no secret that employers these days have the advantage in interview rooms.  With 13 plus % unemployment in Nevada there are no shortages of applicants for open positions..  Yet in our conversations with these employers it is evident that there are certain applicants that stand out far above the rest, even when education […]

Consider a Career in the Trades

WACA (Western Apprenticeship Coordinators Association) is an agency that recruits adults for several trade organizations in Northern Nevada.  WACA represents ten different trade organizations: carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, NV Energy utility workers, operating engineers, painting, drywall and floor covering workers, plasterers and cement masons, plumbers and pipefitters, sheet metal workers, and stationary engineers.  Recruiter Bob Alessandrelli […]

Do I Qualify for Assistance?

The Workforce Investment Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, created Local Workforce Investment Boards such as Nevadaworks.  Congress awards funds to Nevadaworks every year for the training of Adults, Youth, and Dislocated Workers.   In today’s difficult economic conditions, many northern Nevadans qualify to receive training with Dislocated Worker funds, but many are unaware […]