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New Home Leads to New Hope for KRA/Reno Customer

New to the region, and committed to finding a well-paying job, Johnathon entered the KRA American Job Center of Nevada (AJCN)—operated for NevadaWorks, Northern Nevada’s Workforce Board—on August 15, 2021. For Johnathon, preparing, looking, and finding employment in a new town was a daunting endeavor. However, determined to succeed in providing financial stability for himself and his son as quickly as possible, he was relieved when greeted by AJCN staff, eager to assist and provide a “tour” of all the available services. One such service was full access to the Resource Center, in which Johnathon spent hours, working one-on-one with
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KRA/Reno Organizes Live Job Fair & Career Expo

The American Job Center of Nevada (AJCN) is the hub of the comprehensive Reno-based One Stop Career Center (OSCC) system, operated by KRA for the NevadaWorks WDB collaboratively with an exceptional network of co-located  agencies including Nevada JobConnect, the Nevada DHHS, the Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR), and Truckee Meadows Community College, to name a few. On July 28, 2021, the AJCN hosted a Job Fair & Career Expo at the Reno Town Mall, which was buzzing with excitement generated by 225 jobseekers, numerous OSCC-partners, and 19 of the area’s leading employers…paying a minimum of $17.00 an hour!
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KRA and OSCC Partner Provide Services for Older Worker Success

For NevadaWorks, KRA operates the American Job Center of Nevada (AJCN)—hub of the comprehensive Reno-based One Stop Career Center (OSCC) system—in collaboration with an exceptional network of co-located agencies and organizations.  One such entity, the DETR Business Services Office (BSO), builds relationships with local employers to assist in fulfilling hiring requirements. Ms. Robin Walsh, KRA Program Manager, reports, “John Tolbert is truly representative of our AJCN customers whose lives are being changed through our OSCC partnerships.  By reducing barriers to employment, and offering resources that increase options, we empower our jobseekers to participate in a prosperous and thriving community workforce.
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KRA Monthly Spotlight!

Despite lingering COVID-19 restrictions in many KRA-program states, we are continuing to provide Innovative Solutions, Exceptional Service, and Trusted Results for our client-partners and our WIOA and TANF customers across the country. A brief overview of just a few accomplishments follows:   San Diego, CA – Dan Maclean, 59, felt his age and 15+ years out of the job market would work against him finding suitable employment. However, his KRA Career Agent convinced him they could make his 20-year military career as a Navy Seal work for him. Through the Employment Recovery Initiative-Customized Training, Dan received no-cost instruction to earn
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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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