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Congressman Joe Heck wants to put Nevadans back to work.

Heck is supporting House passage of H.R. 803, the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act. The SKILLS Act would help connect out-of-work Nevadans with the tools and skills to fill the more than three million jobs currently available by streamlining job training programs, expanding the role of employers on workforce investment boards, and eliminating bureaucracy that hampers job training efforts.

The SKILLS Act facilitates greater collaboration between community colleges and workforce development organizations. This provision will benefit southern Nevada’s students who have chosen to pursue education in preparation for a career in a specific field or industry.

Nevada fell from the national lead in unemployment rate Friday, reporting a rate of 9.7% with 132,000 Nevadans still unemployed.



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