JobConnect makes move in Sparks
Nevada JobConnect celebrated the opening of its Sparks facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the Sparks Chamber of Commerce and elected officials June 9.
Nevada JobConnect is a statewide network that provides employment-related services to both employers and job seekers. For people looking for work, they provide short-term training to help them enhance their skills, resume writing assistance, referrals for job training programs and referrals.
For businesses, JobConnect offers services such as job fair and hiring event assistance, recruitment, applicant pre-screening, assessments, access to Nevada’s largest database of qualified job seekers and more.
“We are excited to celebrate this new chapter for the Sparks JobConnect,” Renee Olson, administrator for the Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, which oversees Nevada JobConnect, said in a press release. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to find innovative ways to provide exemplary employment services to the job seekers and businesses that have come to depend on us.”
The new office is located on 2281 Pyramid Way in the Pyramid Professional Center. The previous location, which was located at 1675 East Prater Way, closed in April.
“We wanted to be closer to the core of downtown Sparks,” said Roberta Ramsey, Employment Security Division manager at the Sparks JobConnect when asked about the move.
The new location is more centrally located and is near the RTC Bus Route 2, which has a bus that stops close to the office on the corner of Pyramid and York.
JobConnect provides employment services at no cost to Nevada job seekers and employers. These services are funded by federal tax revenue. JobConnect also provides priority assistance for veterans.
“This office represents a step forward,” Director of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation Don Soderberg said at the ceremony. “The governor has emphasized that the Nevada economy is number one. But the economy is the workforce.
“Places like this where people can come in and get (these types of) services are very important.”
The Sparks JobConnect is one of 10 career centers throughout the state of Nevada. The new location is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.nevadajobconnect.com.
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