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Over 50 employers to join Nevada virtual job fair

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Posted at 10:03 PM, Feb 22, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More than fifty employers from all over Nevada will join co-hosts Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Congresswoman Susie Lee, Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill, and Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones for "Nevada's Virtual Job Fair" on March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Job seekers can pre-register now at nvcareercenter.org/jobfair2021. The virtual job fair is free. However, registration is required to participate.

This statewide effort is in partnership with the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation's (DETR) JobConnect, Workforce Connections' One-Stop Career Centers, and Nevadaworks' American Job Centers. "Nevada's Virtual Job Fair" will utilize a new virtual job fair platform that allows for more interaction between employers and job seekers.

"I'm so pleased to co-host this career fair to help Nevadans find good-paying jobs in in-demand industries. I've been working in the Senate on a whole suite of legislation to help Nevadans get the information, training, and education they need to find rewarding careers, and I'll continue doing all I can to make sure that Nevada's workers benefit from a robust recovery from the coronavirus pandemic," said Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.

"While unemployment is slowly improving, too many Nevadans are still out of work as the pandemic rages on," said Congresswoman Susie Lee. "While the job market might feel bleak, there are businesses hiring right now, which is why job fairs like this are so important as a resource to connect Nevadans with employers. We must do our part to help Nevada families get back to work. That's why I'm proud to join Senator Cortez-Masto and Commissioners Jones and Hill in co-hosting another virtual job fair."

"Our social distancing has made it hard for job seekers to find desirable positions located in our region at one spot," said Washoe County Commissioner Alexis Hill. "What I love about this virtual job fair is that it is an online one-stop-shop for our local community of job seekers to be matched with opportunities and introduced to Southern and Northern Nevada industries that are actively hiring."

"This statewide virtual job fair is an incredible opportunity for members of our community to connect with employers hiring now,” said Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones. "This past year, I've heard from many in District F about how the pandemic has impacted employment. I encourage anyone who is looking for work to join us and think creatively about how their skills could translate into a new career."

Employers will represent high-need industry sectors in Nevada: healthcare, manufacturing, logistics/warehouse, natural resources (solar & mining), retail, and customer service/call center. Every employer participating is currently hiring for open job positions.

Job seekers are encouraged to have updated resumes in a digital format (a Word document or PDF) that can be easily emailed to employers participating in the virtual job fair.