Labor Supply Certification Study launched to address workforce needs

November 4, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nev. – With funding made available through the CARES Act, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is launching a Labor Supply Certification Study to assist workforce development efforts to help people displaced by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Nevada workers have been hit hard by this health crisis,” said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. “That’s why we have embarked on this study to make sure we’re focused on the right programs for individuals who need to acquire new skills to find employment. Our goal is to help underemployed, unemployed and folks who have fallen out of the workforce the opportunity to get back on track.”

GOED has retained the Growth Services Group, LLC., (GSG) a national workforce intelligence consultant, to administer a local Labor Supply Certification study. To participate in a random household survey, go to NevadaLaborSurvey.Com.

“It is paramount that workforce and economic development systems align to expedite the return to work through strategic response systems based on the needs of business and the workforce pipeline,” said Michael Brown, GOED Executive Director. “Participating in the survey will allow workforce and economic development stakeholders to support both workers and employers. This study will ensure that the State can understand what the skills, utilization rates, desired work and occupational opportunities of Nevada’s workforce are.”

GOED will work with state agencies and local stakeholders to then develop policies and strategies for job creation and rapid reemployment of those displaced by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“The GSG team believes that the COVID-19 pandemic will forever change the way we live and work,” said Core J Mehaffy, GSG CEO. “We also firmly believe that this pandemic provides an opportunity for a workforce resurgence that has not existed for decades.”

 

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About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development

 

Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and the Governor’s Office to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at diversifynevada.com.