People: DETR's David Schmidt to serve on national workforce council

David Schmidt

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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced Dec. 15 that Chief Economist David Schmidt has been invited by Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh to serve on the national Workforce Information Advisory Council.

“It’s an honor to have been nominated by Director (Elisa) Cafferata, and I look forward to providing Nevada a voice as the committee considers the future of workforce information and the need for useful, timely information to support workers, businesses, and educators across our state,” Schmidt said in a statement.

For the last 16 years, Schmidt has been an economist with DETR, including the last four years in his role as Chief Economist.

He manages the state’s preparation and publication of labor market information, actively exploring innovative methods of data analysis and distribution, according to a Dec. 15 press release. In 2020, he won an award for data insights and innovations from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

WIAC is a federal advisory committee of workforce and labor market information experts whose purpose is to provide recommendations to the Secretary concerning the evaluation and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information system.

Composed of 14 members, the committee studies workforce and labor market information issues, and seeks information on innovative approaches, technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and workforce and economic development decision making and policy. Schmidt is one of four state labor market information representatives.


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