A 2009 Lincoln County Labor Market Survey indicated that Lincoln County had as many as 300 existing residents which might seek employment in Lincoln County were new jobs available. This interest by unemployed and underemployed residents is believed to remain largely intact. In addition, at least 250 former residents (mainly younger people who left for education and/or employment opportunities) had indicated they would return to Lincoln County for employment opportunities. Many skilled workers who were formerly employed at the Department of Energy’s Nevada Test Site would be interested in renewable energy related generation and manufacturing employment in Lincoln County.
Workforce Training Programs
Train Employees Now (TEN) is a state-funded matching grant program designed to help new and expanding firms quickly become productive through implementation of a short-term training program to develop skills specialized to that industry or company.
Nevada Job Connect is a workforce bringing together businesses with positions to fill and qualified job seekers. The system provides current job market, job training, and career information.
School-to-Careers in Nevada creates a comprehensive system that is a gateway from the schoolhouse to high wage, high skill employment. The School to Careers program is a primary focus for a broad coalition of Nevada educators, business people, and workforce development specialists.