Introduction - Nevada Department of Employment, Training and

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“A Proactive Workforce and Rehabilitation Agency”
Silver State Works
Presented to:
Governor’s Workforce Investment Board
March 24, 2011
Lynda Parven, Deputy Administrator
Employment Security Division
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
DETR’s Mission Statement
In collaboration with the Governor’s Workforce
Investment Board, the Commission on
Economic Development, Education, Department
of Health and Human Services, employers,
trade and apprenticeship organizations, and
other stakeholders, DETR will develop a trained
workforce that enhances Nevada’s economic
stability and growth.
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Governor Sandoval’s Workforce
Initiative – Silver State Works
Effective July 1, 2011, DETR is implementing a new “umbrella”
employment and training initiative, in collaboration with
workforce investment system partners, to include:
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Local Workforce Investment Boards
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Corrections
Economic Development
Through a seamless service delivery strategy, Silver State
Works seeks to expedite the return to work of specific
populations of job seekers in targeted sectors and provide
employers with suitable and skilled workers.
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works
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DETR is re-directing $4.6 million of existing client service
funds for each year of the biennium and will administer the
initiative with existing staff resources
In DHHS’s budget request, Governor Sandoval has
designated $6 million in FY12 and $4 million in FY13 in
new General Funds for this initiative to support the Welfare
Division’s efforts to get TANF and TANF-At Risk back to
work
Collective goal with all partner programs is to place up to
10,000 workers in these programs by the end of FY13
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works
Silver State Works is an integrated, employer-focused
initiative which targets the following populations:
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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) OR
candidates “at-risk” of coming on TANF
Persons with Disabilities
Veterans
Ex-Offenders as they re-enter mainstream society
Unemployment Insurance Recipients
Older Youth – Age 19-21 who are eligible for services as
defined in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works
Candidates will be assessed at 3 levels of
self-sufficiency:
• Tier 1 – Multiple or complex barriers
• Tier 2 – Transferable skills; minor
barriers
• Tier 3 – Self-Sufficiency
Tier 3 candidates will receive specific
program incentives to encourage an
employer to hire
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works
To ensure businesses have the broadest
range of Choices, the selection of one of
the following three options will be the
decision of the business.
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works Incentive Programs
Employer Based Training – allows laid off workers, who qualify for UI
benefits, to simultaneously receive on-site training and regular UI
benefits.
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Available to other targeted populations
Provides a $200 training allowance every 2 weeks; $600 maximum
Participation for UI claimants is voluntary, but encouraged
Participants are required to work 24 hours/week up to 6 weeks while continuing a
regular work search
Participants may pursue a training opportunity already offered by an employer OR
find an interested employer on their own
Employers are encouraged to hire trainees as a condition of participation in Silver
State Works
Orientations will be held on a regularly scheduled basis at Nevada JobConnect (NJC)
offices statewide
Information received during the orientation will include:
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How to improve chances of transforming training into permanent work status
How to maximize the training opportunity
 NJC offices will develop training sites and complete all forms
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works Incentive Programs
Employer Incentive Job Program – Although the focus of Silver State
Works is high growth and/or high demand occupations, any business that
meets the requirements is encouraged to participate. Employer eligibility
criteria includes:
An established, verified, paid-to-date UI account
A valid business license, if required
Must enter into a contract which establishes the following:
•Wage
•# of hours to master primary tasks
•Maximum amount of reimbursement (up to 50% of the initially agreed upon
wage; maximum 40 hours/week; does not include overtime, holiday, sick, or
vacation time)
•Contract length (based on estimate of time needed to complete training)
•Method for reimbursement – timesheet/invoice and progress report
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
Silver State Works Incentive Programs
Incentive Based Employment – Supports employers who hire and
retain eligible workers in full-time employment (30 hours or more)
Reimburses a portion of the wages in order to offset costs of training
and employee development
Upon completion of certain requirements, the employer may receive a
wage retention supplement of, on average, up to $2,000 payable in
increments after each 30 days of successful employment; not to exceed
120 days
In some instances the incentive could be higher depending upon job
readiness levels and the amount of resources required to train the
participant
Employer Agreement outlines the following:
•Role and responsibility to employee
•Hourly wage rate (NV minimum wage or wage for similar job)
•Employer provides sick and holiday pay similar to other employees
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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation is a proactive workforce & rehabilitation agency
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