FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2021
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In the ongoing pandemic recovery effort occurring throughout Nevada, Governor Sisolak is joining with the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to host JobFest 2021, packed with resources and support services from skills training to childcare.
The JobFest takes place on Tuesday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Free parking and admission. The Las Vegas Convention Center Tesla Loop will be operating.
More than 110 employers are expected to hire for more than 10,000 job openings. Dust off your resume and dress to impress as many will be hiring on the spot.
“Every day, more employers are signing up to join our JobFest – they are ready to help us put Nevadans to work. There is no priority more important for me than Nevada’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Our State agencies are focused on creating high-paying job opportunities and connecting Nevadans to the skills and resources they need for these jobs.”
Nevada leads the nation in hiring and there are thousands of open jobs in Southern Nevada, according to federal statistics analyzed by DETR. Some job sectors are slower to return to full staff than others, which means now is the time for Nevadans to “Skill Up” to a new career. With partners across the state, there will be many ways to learn about financial assistance.
“Clark County has the highest unemployment rate in the state, and we’re ensuring that job seekers can find employment that works for their family and lifestyle. Right now there are many opportunities for workers to re-tool for life-long meaningful work,” said DETR Director Elisa Cafferata.
Many people who have been out of the job market for months may need to brush up on their skills and freshen up their resumes. Nevada JobConnect staff and other agencies will be on hand with resources and services to get you the skills you need to stand out and step into the right job.
“The availability of jobs is a true indication that Nevada’s economy is rebounding,” said GOED Executive Director Michael Brown. “An excellent resource for those looking for jobs is nv.emsiskills.com. This online tool not only lists job openings, but it also helps job seekers learn what certifications they need to meet certain qualifications.”
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Immunize Nevada and will be on hand providing COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, and flu shots. COVID vaccines are now approved for kids as young as 5, and many employers are now requiring vaccination as a condition of employment.
Other community partners providing resources alongside DETR and GOED at JobFest include Workforce Connections, Veteran’s Services, Nevada Partners, Culinary Health Fund, Help of Southern Nevada, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Dress for Success, Urban League, Legal Aid of Southern Nevada and more.
Jobseeker preregistration is encouraged https://www.nvcareercenter.org/jobfest-2021/
Employers are being added daily:
ABM Industry, Amazon, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arco AM PM, Arizona Charlies, Arroweye Solutions, AWG Ambassador LLC, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment (Caesars Palace, Nobu, Flamingo, Tropicana, Rio, Harrah’s, Planet Hollywood, Paris, Bally’s, The Cromwell), Capriottis, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Channell Commercial Corporation, Chipotle, Clark County HR Dept./Parks & Recreation/School District, College of Southern NV, ConAm Management Corp, Consensus Cloud Solutions Inc., Continental Message Solution, Cosmopolitan, Culinary Academy of LV, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, Nevada Medicaid/Aging and Disabilities Services Division/Division of Welfare and Supportive Services/Southern NV Adult Mental Health Services, Nevada Division of Human Resource Management, Division of Industrial Relations- Nevada OSHA/ Workers’ Comp, Domino’s Pizza, Employnet, e-TeleQuote, Express, Employment Professionals North Las Vegas, F.A.I.T.H Behavioral Services, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, FedEx Ground, Fidelity National Home Warranty, Four Queens & Binions, Fremont Street Experience LLC, Frijoles and Frescas, Gen 3 Hospitality, Goettl, Golden Entertinment – Golden Gaming, HELP of Southern NV, Henderson Police Department, HMS Host, Homewatch, CareGivers of Summerlin, Imagination Station Early Learning Center, Jensen Enterprises, Keolis, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas Urban League, LAZ Parking, Leaf Home -Leaffilter, Let’s Go Gaming, LOL Kids Club, Lucky Silver Gaming, Marathon Staffing, MasterCorp, Maverick Helicopters, Mesquite Gaming -Casa Blanca, Virgin River, Palms Golf, MGM Resorts Intl. (MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Park MGM, Luxor, Delano, Excalibur, Bellagio and New York-New York), MV Transportation, Nevada Departments of Transportation/Veterans Services/Wildlife, Nevada State Bank, North Las Vegas Police Dept., NV Army Natl Guard, Patriot Contractor, Pizza Hut, Poly-West Inc., Premium Retail Services, Preventative Pest Control, Professional Institute of Technology, Pt’s Taverns, Resorts World, Revere Mechanical, Silver State Transportation, Sitel Group, Sofidel America, Somerpoint Resorts, Battle Born Youth Challenge Academy, State of Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board/Department of Taxation/Office of the Secretary of State/Dept. of Public Safety/Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical, Sunshine Minting, Swickard Auto Group, Tahiti Village, TCP Global, Tender Touch Caregivers, Terrible Herbst, White Castle, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf-McCarran Airport, The Stratosphere, U.S Army, U.S Navy, UCP Temp Staffing, University Medical Center Southern Nevada, USCB America, Vegas PBS, Walgreens Pharmacy, Walker Furniture, Worldwide Produce of Nevada.
Employers and businesses who would like to participate can email Nevada JobConnect Business Services Office at BusinessServices2@detr.nv.gov or call (702) 486-0129.
Job seekers can access EmployNV.gov anytime to build a resume, search open jobs, and find training and skill opportunities.