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Nevada’s Personal Care Aide Workforce

Health care workers are among those on the front lines of response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among this group of workers, personal care aides are among those most vulnerable to risk of exposure. This infographic provides some data on the personal care aide workforce in Nevada. See here for links to pdf versions: PCAs Infographic (English) and PCAs Infographic… Read more

Small Businesses and the CARES Act PPP Assistance

In addition to aid provided to individuals and families, the CARES Act offers significant assistance to small businesses and nonprofits. Included in the federal aid package is $349 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is earmarked for loans to small businesses, including nonprofits, to cover costs associated with maintaining their workforce.This program will… Read more

Upcoming Events

On September 16, at 5 PM, Nevada95, powered by the Guinn Center, will host a Youth Focused meeting as part of the “Nevada Recovers Listening Tour.” We will be joined by Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine. Join us to share your ideas about how Nevada should invest American Rescue Plan Funds to support the needs of Nevada’s youth.

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Latest Blog Posts

It’s not a worker shortage, it’s a worker renaissance in a post-pandemic economy

This opinion piece was originally published by The Nevada Independent. Headlines continue to call attention to a shortage of workers in the leisure and hospitality sector here and around the country. Workers are supposedly staying at home and avoiding work given federal unemployment insurance benefits — or so the story goes. But the commentaries fail to fully acknowledge that the… Read more

Nevada’s May 2021 Economic Forum

What Is the Economic Forum? The Economic Forum is a state-mandated panel that convenes periodically to submit revenue projections for the General Fund—Nevada’s major operating fund—to the Governor and the Legislature. It is a five-member committee drawn from the private sector, with three members selected by the Governor and one nominated by each the Assembly… Read more

African Americans in Nevada enjoy political success, but still struggle economically

This piece was originally published in The Nevada Independent. As we remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his quest for racial equality, we observe that African Americans in Nevada have made tremendous political gains. However, they continue to struggle economically, revealing the damaging and stubborn effects of historical discriminatory policies, which limited… Read more

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