Clark County Advantage

Workforce & Demographics

Talent You Can Depend On

The true strength of any region is measured by the people that live there. More than 2.3 million call Clark County home, including healthcare workers, manufacturers and the over 200 thousand that work in the state’s number one industry — entertainment & recreation. Since 2010, Clark County has seen a 29% increase in employment in all sectors, from roughly 790K jobs in 2010 to over one million jobs in 2019. Jobs in the private sector have also increased 31% since 2010, showing profound innovation and economic growth of the region.

With great strides being made in several industries and the private sector, the need for workforce and talent naturally will skyrocket. Luckily for Clark County, the nearby University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Nevada State College (NSC), and DeVry University contribute a staggering amount of talent to Southern Nevada’s employment arena. Between UNLV’s strong partnerships with local businesses and NSC’s reliable talent pipeline of over 250 graduates from healthcare & related fields, Southern Nevada businesses have all the access they need to a well-educated and reliable workforce.

Fast Facts

$8M

in strategic investments by WINN toward high-potential careers

WINN

89%

growth in IT, software publishing, data processing, and computer systems design industries between 2010 and 2019

Mapping Clark County’s Future – PDF

43%

of the county’s population is represented in Unincorporated Clark County

Mapping Clark County’s Future – PDF

 

 

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Partnering with Business for True Innovation

As an R1 status university, UNLV is one of the nation’s most active research institutions, collaborating with businesses throughout Clark County on innovative solutions to today’s challenges and helping companies find the talent that enables them to do their best work. With offices in research integrity, undergraduate research, sponsored programs, and clinical trials, UNLV covers all bases when preparing young minds to enter the workforce.

Workforce Connections

Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB)

WC works with economic development organizations, community service organizations, educational institutions and other community stakeholders to meet the workforce development needs of employers and employees throughout Southern Nevada. Workforce Connections serves as the one-stop-shop for employers and job-seekers alike to be matched perfectly to the best fit for their needs, nearly eliminating the stress and uncertainty of looking for a job or searching for a well-suited candidate. Visit the Labor Market Information page to gain access to helpful resources and statistics to analyze wages, trends, and economic changes pertaining to your specific area of business.

Workforce Innovations for the New Nevada

Building an Ecosystem of Future-Focused Talent

Administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, WINN helps local businesses find the skills they need through the creation of training programs or the activation of an existing one. Using WINN’s resources, employers can apply to customize training programs based on their exact specifications and requirements needed in an employee. Partnering with the GOED, the Nevada System of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovations, the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, and the Nevada Department of Education, the force and power behind WINN is truly changing the name of the job-seeking and employment game in Nevada. Since the beginning of 2021, WINN has strategically invested more than $8 million into the certification of individuals for high-skilled, high wage jobs in advanced manufacturing, and the program continues to grow and succeed.

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