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Nevadaworks launches new liaison program
by Tribune Staff
Nov 04, 2010 | 636 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — To proactively improve workforce quality throughout the state, Nevadaworks has launched a new workforce liaison program to strengthen and fine tune workforce development efforts in northern Nevada’s rural regions.

Nevadaworks is the only agency that coordinates workforce development programs and training to meet the needs of employers in northern Nevada. The federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 established local workforce investment boards throughout the country and Nevadaworks services northern Nevada.

Nevadaworks selected three local workforce development/human resources experts to support and interface with rural employers and job seekers in three distinct areas throughout northern Nevada. The workforce liaisons will help employers identify a variety of workforce development issues, such as training, staffing, human resource assistance and overall workplace improvement, and then help them find and use programs that are provided free of charge by Nevadaworks and its service providers. Nevadaworks’ service providers include local educational institutions, public and private training providers, state agencies and other local organizations committed to providing solutions for specific employment and workforce development issues.

“Rural Nevada businesses will absolutely benefit from the services Nevadaworks is able to provide them free of charge,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Nevadaworks. “By pinpointing what is needed for companies to strengthen their workforce, this program and others from Nevadaworks provide crucial tools to improving this economic climate.”

The three individuals selected by Nevadaworks to serve as the workforce liaisons in northern Nevada are Donna Weidner, the Highway 50 workforce liaison who will work with employers in Douglas County, Churchill County and Lyon County; Chelle Robinson, the Highway 80 workforce liaison who will work with employers in Pershing County, Humboldt County and Lander County; and Lucina Lewis, the eastern Nevada workforce liaison, who will work with Eureka County, Elko County and White Pine County employers.

The three individuals were selected for their experience in workforce development, human resources and employee management. All are longtime Nevada residents who are active in the communities where they will be working.
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