Public Computer Centers Help Fight Nevada’s War on Unemployment

By Lindsey Niedzielski, Program Manager, Connect Nevada

In Las Vegas, an area 73% of Nevadans call home, unemployment rates are almost 14%. That reality is leading organizations like the Las Vegas Urban League to help the community by getting people back to work. As a recipient of a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant totaling $4.68 million, Las Vegas Urban league has opened 31 public computing centers at various locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson. The Nevada Public Computer Centers in Clark County are currently open to the public and offer free computer and Internet access.

Starting Sept. 12, a free job readiness program will also be offered. This program, offered in modules, will be a self-contained course that can be tailored to a specific target group, for example people interested in the retail or service industry. People who participate in these modules can expect to learn skills related to finding a job, building a resume, and interviewing with potential employers. These skills will empower participants to succeed in today’s digital job market. Visit the Las Vegas Urban League or the Nevada Public Computing Centers for more information.

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