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KRA/Reno Blends In-person and On-line Service Delivery

Operated by KRA for NevadaWorks, the Northern Nevada Workforce Board, the American Job Center of Nevada (AJCN), which due to COVID-19 restrictions discontinued public access to the facility in March, resumed in-person services in September. Mike Smith, KRA Program Manager, commented, “Since we reopened, after the 6-month hiatus, we discovered that many current and new customers really need assistance in developing basic computer skills, as well as writing resumes and preparing for job interviews. We were fortunate to find a one-stop solution, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, right in our own Reno Town Mall ‘backyard’, and negotiated with them to upload
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KRA Reno-based AJC of Nevada Re-opens After COVID-19 Closure

For NevadaWorks, Northern Nevada’s Workforce Board, KRA operates the American Job Center of Nevada (AJCN), which discontinued public access to services on March 18, 2020. Yesterday, the AJCN re-opened its facility in the Reno Town Hall, in compliance with all local and State guidelines, as well as KRA’s own Preparedness & Response Plan, developed in compliance with the latest CDC and OSHA guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 prevention. Mike Smith, Program Manager, commented, “With a regional 14.1% unemployment rate, we are anticipating high customer-foot traffic, and are 100% prepared for the task!  Our AJCN Team is eager to see
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

KRA employs a community-driven approach to providing effective workforce-development services across the country. Which jobseekers in the community most need educational, skills-training, and employment opportunities? Which employers in the community most need skilled and reliable workers to meet short- and long-range workforce needs? It is the answers to these critical questions that dictate the goals and objectives of our Innovative, Exceptional, and Trusted service-delivery systems. For the Reno-based American Job Center Of Nevada (AJC-Nevada), operated for Nevadaworks since August 2018, two at-risk populations are predominant, and not mutually exclusive: Latinos and Out-of-School Youth (OSY), 17-24. Subsequently, months of research, community outreach, and planning led to the first targeted event in April
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KRA Northern Nevada AJC Hosts First Latino Career Fair

The American Job Center Of Nevada (AJC-Nevada), operated by KRA for Nevadaworks, hosted its first Latinos to Work: Get Better Pay, Faster! Career Fair at the Reno Town Mall on April 27, 2019, about which Adrienne Santiago, KRA Program Manager, reports, “About 789,000 Latinos reside in Nevada, the fifth largest statewide population! The AJC-Nevada promoted this event to provide job-seeking candidates in the Latino community access to free career-development services, including educational and occupational-skills training that lead to career paths in the workplace that maximize employment options in Northern Nevada’s in-demand industries.   Other agencies—Nevada JobConnect, Nevada DHHS and Vocational Rehabilitation, Northern
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New Nevada Governor Delivered “Keynote” for Opening of KRA Nevada AJC

On October 12, 2018, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of the new American Job Center Of Nevada, Stephen F. Sisolak was Commissioner of Clark County, Nevada. On January 7, 2019, he was sworn into office as the 30th Governor of Nevada! Adrienne Santiago, KRA Program Manager, reports, “I invited Mr. Sisolak to be the Keynote Speaker for the event, hosted by the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce, and he agreed, focusing his remarks on our fast-growing local economy and the big companies that are relocating to the Region—Amazon, Panasonic, Switch, Tesla, and Zulily, to name a few.” Board
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KRA Continues to Lead the Way in Workforce Development

The intent of the e-mail from KRA President & CEO, Knowlton R. Atterbeary, was to provide a welcome message, an agenda, and logistics information for the first KRA Workforce Leadership Retreat, convening later in the month. It was to read, “I am pleased that we have the opportunity to convene our Retreat in Nevada to support KRA’s two State clients, Nevadaworks and WorkforceConnections, which is headquartered in Las Vegas. However, on October 6, 2017, Mr. Atterbeary amended his message to include, “In light of Monday’s tragic mass shooting at an outdoor concert event, I am also pleased that KRA is in
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