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Helping Hands: An Assessment of the Personal Care Aide Workforce in Nevada

This policy report summarizes the personal care aide landscape in Nevada and identifies challenges faced by personal care aides in the workplace. The Guinn Center analyzed data from a broad range of governmental, academic, and non-profit entities, while using official government documents to inform our research further, as well as secondary sources to provide context. Our… Read more


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

Nevada’s Digital Divide

To better understand how significant the digital divide is for Nevada’s K-12 students, the Guinn Center analyzed data from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS). See here for infographic in English (as PDF): Guinn Center Digital Divide Infographic2 See here for infographic in English (as PDF): Guinn Center Digital Divide Infographic Spanish… Read more

Upcoming Events


This free 60-minute workshop is designed for school guidance counselors and professionals who work with young adults considering college. This series of workshops is being offered in partnership with the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office. The workshop will be offered on 6 different days at various times. Please email Lorena to to register or phone 702-427-7509 if you have questions. The Guinn Center will be hosting a second workshop in October designed for students and their families. 

Latest Blog Posts

Nevada’s October 2020 Economic Forum

by Meredith Levine Nevada’s Economic Forum: Background 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… Read more

Improving Educational Attainment in the Silver State: A Look at the Silver State Opportunity Grant

by Aubrie L. Bates Since the Great Recession, the Silver State has been undergoing a great economic transformation to make Nevada’s economy more resilient. Indeed, Nevada’s business-friendly tax structure and economic growth have attracted many global businesses, such as Tesla, Switch, Google, and Amazon, which are helping diversify our economy. However, this transformation toward a… Read more

Statewide Safe Schools Reopening Survey

by Kenny Retzl, Ph.D., Don Soifer, and Jeanine Collins Nevada school districts, like districts across the nation, are creating school reopening plans for the fall. However, these plans make two (often unrecognized) assumptions. The first assumption is that teachers and school-based staff will be comfortable returning to the schools given the current COVID-19 public health… Read more


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