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Employment Resources

    For Job Seekers: 

    This section is for any community member looking for a job.  First, ensure that you have the proper training for the job you want.  If you need additional training, check out the occupation training providers list below.  If you are interested in training, but need funding, check out the financial resources for local, state, national and federal funding sources.

    Financial Resources

    The agencies below may be able to help fund part or all of the training a community member desires, as long as the training is given by one of the above approved State of Nevada vendors.  Please call each agency you are interested in working with to set up an appointment to see if you qualify.  Most agencies are very busy and it will take at least 3-4 weeks to get an appointment.  Plan at least a few months in advance before the training program begins to ensure you have enough time to fill out the necessary paperwork and get funding for training.  Many agencies work together to fund each individual’s training program.  See specific agency below for further details.

    Community Chest - Rural Nevada

    Community Services Agency (CSA) - Northern Nevada

    Job Connect - Northern Nevada

    JOIN, Inc. - Northern Nevada - For candidates 18 and older with a diploma or GED

    ProNet (a division of JOIN, Inc.) - Northern Nevada . For employment transition services of middle to senior level management professionals

    Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation - Career Enhancement Program - For certifications, work permits, etc. - All Nevada

    The Ridge House - For ex-offenders

    One Stop Career Center - Southern Nevada

    Occupational Training Programs

    The website below lists in demand job categories in Nevada that can be paid for by local and/or state agencies.  Click on a job category to look at local and state vendors and institutions to start your training.

    Look Up NevadaWorks-Approved Programs by Occupational Categories

    Occupational Training Providers

    The training providers below are approved vendors by the State of Nevada to provide training for in demand jobs in Nevada.  Each vendor provides different trainings, length of training period, and cost of training. The trainings are subject to change and often added on a regular basis.  Make sure you do your research and check out a few training programs before you decide which best fits your needs.  Once you decide which program will work best for you, check out Financial Resources to see if you qualify to get your training paid for by a local, state or federal agency.

    Career College of Northern Nevada – For profit educational institution in Sparks, NV offering courses in technology, medical, HVAC and welding, to name a few.

    Carrington College – For profit educational institution in Reno, Nevada offering courses in medical, dental, administrative, veterinarian technology and others.

    Great Basin College Continuing Education - Community College in Elko, Nevada offering non-credit career training in paralegal studies, technology and fire science.

    JOIN, Inc – Agency who receives federal funds to train clients who are under/unemployed in job readiness skills.  Offices throughout Northern Nevada. 

    Milan Institute - For profit educational institution in Reno and Las Vegas with career training in medical, technology, cosmetology and electrical technologies.

    Professional Institute of Technology and Accounting - For profit educational insitution in Reno and Las Vegas that offers courses and certifications in MS Office, IT Certification, Medical Office Administration, Medical Billing and Coding, Graphic Design, AutoCAD, Project Management, Programming and other skills.

    Truckee Meadows Community Workforce Development & Continuing Education – Community College in Reno providing short term, non-credit career training in medical, administrative services, technology and others.

    Truckee Meadows Community College – Community College in Reno, Nevada providing over 100 academic credit certificates and associate degrees.

    University of Nevada, Extended Studies - University located in Reno, NV providing non-credit career training in many areas of study including gaming, technology and human resources.

    Western Nevada College Continuing Education – Community College in Carson City, Nevada providing non-credit career training in agriculture, tourism and technology.

    Basic Education and High School Equivalency Preparation Programs

    Community Services Agency (CSA)

    JOIN, Inc.

    Northern Nevada Literacy Council

    Truckee Meadows Community College Adult Basic Education

    English as a Second Language Programs

    Northern Nevada Literacy Council

    Truckee Meadows Community College English as a Second Language Community Program

    Colleges and Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Offices in Southern Nevada

    WGU Nevada

    College of Southern Nevada

    Devry University Nevada

    Everest College Henderson

    International Academy of Design and Technology

    LeCordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas

    Nevada State College

    The Art Institute of Las Vegas

    University of Nevada Las Vegas

    University of Phoenix Las Vegas

    Career Readiness Resources

    Build Nevada - Post resumes for construction career jobs in Nevada or learn about careers in the construction industry.

    Community Chest - Serving Storey and Lyon counties, as well as western Nevada

    Community Services Agency (CSA)

    DETR - Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR) website that lists all current job openings in the State of Nevada

    JOIN, Inc.

    Lyon County Human Services

    Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation - Career Enhancement Program

    Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation (DETR) Division - For Nevadans with disabilities

    Northern Nevada JobConnect

    Professional Institute of Technology and Accounting

    ProNet - For middle to senior-level executives

    The Ridge House - For ex-offenders

    Truckee Meadows Community College

    FIT- Re-entry Initiative Post Release

    HOPE for Prisoners, Inc.- Pre/Post Release CCDC Only

    Lincoln County Adult Workforce

    Goodwill Industries

    Help of Southern Nevada

    Nevada Partners, Inc.

    Nye Community Coalition

    Internship Opportunities

    Internships provide temporary, entry-level work experiences for job seekers in their chosen field of interest and offer valuable hands-on experiences, networking and mentoring connections. Typically internship opportunities are only for current students and tend to end once the student graduates.  Internships can be paid or unpaid, possibly taken for credit, and can be part-time or full-time.  In regards to whether an internship is paid or not, the U.S. Department of Labor has specific guidelines ( Internships can be found by looking directly at company websites, using job aggregators, or by approaching an employer directly.  Below are websites to help you locate internships.

    General Internship Websites

    Internships for College Students - Provides good search strategy articles.

    Nonprofit Organization Internships - Search on internships.

    Career Opportunities

    Nevada System of Higher Education and Nevada Non-Profit Organizations' Career Websites:

    College of Southern Nevada

    Great Basin Community College

    Nevada State College

    Truckee Meadows Community College

    University of Nevada Reno

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Western Nevada College

    Nevada Non-Profit Organizations' Career Websites

    Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology

    Staffing Agencies / Employment Services

    Services of this nature provide a valuable resource for Job Seekers.  Use of the employment process conducted by each individual provider offers new insights for a candidate.  Some services are niche marketed (specializing in specific career areas like I.T. or medical).  Others offer Temp-to-Hire positions (you get to try before you buy).  Some are “Direct Hire” recruiters (acting as the recruiting department for a client company).  Still more provide temporary jobs (when you are just looking for a source of income).  A little bit of research will aid in your job quest as you can choose who you work with or which company would seem best to fit your needs.  In all cases they offer practice in filling out applications, interviewing, resume reviews, skill testing or training.  In all cases this activity is a version of “networking”.  The more people you have working for you to find that good, well qualified career option the better off you will be.  Finding a place to start is as easy as putting “staffing agencies Reno NV” into the Google search bar and making the call.