Your New Competition

The regional workforce, your competition when hunting for a new job, is supported by a positive business climate. The metro area has about 2 million people, and the workforce constitutes about 900,000 employees. You don’t want to settle for just any old job, and the odds are in your favor when it comes to looking for that perfect job. The key, though, is knowing how strong or weak your competition is.

More than 30 percent of the residents hold a diploma and 26.1 percent have attended at least some college. Employers are much the same in Las Vegas as they are in your old location; they are searching for trained and competent and motivated individuals.

There are more than several training and development facilities within the area. You should acquaint yourself with those in your field. Why? So that you can know in what elements your competition has been trained and what you might need to know or do.

Training and employee development resources in the Las Vegas region include:

The College of Southern Nevada’s Career Development Center

Combining an assessment of the region’s business and industry training requirements with workforce specialists that encompass all occupational areas, the Center is strategically placed to offer unlimited learning opportunities for area residents in business, government, and industry. The Center provides development in the areas of Hospitality Programs & Services; Construction, Transportation, and Manufacturing; Police, Fire, and Security; Occupational Safety and Health Administration and OSHA Training Institutes. For more information, call (702) 651-7566.

Nevada JobConnect Offices

The organization seeks to provide connections between employer training and future employee training.

For you future employer, Nevada JobConnect offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining and outplacement services, as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics.

More importantly for you, a job seeker, Nevada JobConnect offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and as appropriate, unemployment benefits.

JobConnect targets populations that already have barriers to employment but are happy to work with anyone interested in developing job skills. JobConnect is a statewide network dedicated to improving the workforce within the state of Nevada and the locale of Las Vegas.

For more information, visit or call (702) 486-0100.

Nevada Department of Employment & Training Rehabilitation (NVDETR)

A more employer-focused organization, NVDETR is a 60 year old employment service, dedicated to serving your needs in a full-service capacity. The best part remains the fact that they are a no-fee resource.

For more information, visit and

The Southern Nevada Workforce Investment

This Investment is a board of appointees from the surrounding southern Nevada area, commissioned to reflect the local community and workforce. The board is committed to researching and assessing the workforce of the business and industry sectors for the region.

For more information, call (702) 638-8750 or visit

Nevada Partners Inc.

This is a community-based, non-profit organization located in the Southern Nevada Enterprise Community in North Las Vegas. It was established to provide education, employment and training services to youths, adults and dislocated workers and has done so for more than 20,000 individuals in the past 8 years. They provide you with comprehensive education and career services.

For more information, call (702) 399-5627 or visit online at

Southern Nevada Hispanic Employment Program (SNHEP)

This program works with and within different employment-related agencies to ensure that the increasing numbers of Hispanics within the workforce are educated and employed. The hope is to enhance the economic development in the southern Nevada and Las Vegas area.

For more information, call (702) 467-5298 or visit online at