A recent partnership between Henderson Libraries and Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board, was recognized at the official ribbon cutting for the One-Stop Career Center located inside the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014, on September 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Through federal funding, One-Stop Career Centers can offer resources needed by businesses looking to hire, and job seekers during a job search. One-Stop Career Center career coaches work one-on-one with community members to help secure opportunities for no-cost training and education. Vocational rehabilitation, adult literacy, and other programs are also available at the centers.
“I’m excited for our libraries to be a part of the solution to workforce development—this is very much tied to Henderson’s economic development as well as that of Southern Nevada in general,” said Henderson Libraries Executive Director Marcie Smedley. “It’s great that libraries can ac-tively participate and play a role in strengthening the workforce to suit the needs of the employ-ers in our community.”
This partnership is a natural alignment—as libraries evolve to meet the public’s demand, the needs of the community have changed as well. Libraries must serve as a partnership in local ef-forts to support job seekers and accelerate local economic recovery.
“This partnership with the public libraries is a great exercise of fiduciary responsibility that effi-ciently leverages resources across multiple taxpayer-funded agencies,” said Workforce Connec-tions Executive Director Jaime Cruz. “It brings employment and training services right to the heart of the community where they are needed most.”
“This exciting new partnership will turn our Henderson libraries into One-Stop Career Centers offering job training, skills assessments and a host of other great services,” said Henderson Councilwoman Gerri Schroder. “As one of the local elected officials involved with Workforce Connections, I know how helpful they can be in assisting those looking for jobs or for ways to enhance their current careers, and now Henderson residents will be able to access these vital ser-vices at one of their local library branches.”
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