Heck Responds to Nevada Unemployment Report for May
LAS VEGAS - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on the Nevada unemployment report for May.
"This week has brought some good economic news for Nevada. We learned that key sectors of our economy like mining and tourism have posted strong job numbers during the month of May and our overall state unemployment rate is declining. However, southern Nevada continues to struggle as Las Vegas' jobless rate is higher than the state rate and the labor pool is shrinking as people stop looking for work. There is still much that can be done to create economic growth and add jobs and that will continue to be my focus in Washington."
Rep. Heck has introduced legislation, the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012, which would consolidate more than 20 programs into one flexible Workforce Investment Fund, helping to provide a more streamlined system for workers and job seekers to find the employment support they need. In addition, the bill emphasizes workforce training to meet the needs of local businesses and ensures that decisions regarding the allocation of resources are made based on local input. It is anticipated that this legislation will be marked-up in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce during June.
To see a brief video explaining the Workforce Investment Improvement Act, click the image below.
In April, Rep. Heck hosted a jobs fair at Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nevada to connect unemployed Nevadans with hiring employers. Hundreds of job seekers attended the fair to meet with over 40 employers that had job openings.
To see a list of jobs bills the House of Representatives has passed, click here.