JOIN receives grant to train unemployed |

JOIN receives grant to train unemployed

Nevada Appeal staff report

JOIN, Inc., Northern Nevada’s nonprofit job training agency has received a grant from the Department of Labor’s Emergency Grant funding program to provide immediate help to individuals who have been unemployed for 27 week or more and have qualified for unemployment insurance.

Individual do not have to be unemployed 27 weeks consecutively to qualify. Funding for the program is available through June 30, 2015.

“The long-term unemployed face many barriers to employment, but we are able to provide the skills and training they need to reemerge into the labor force,” said Ann Silver, JOIN and ProNet executive director. “Rather than give up their job searches, we encourage them to enroll in our services and achieve financial and self-esteem.”

JOIN and ProNet offices throughout Northern Nevada are prepared to provide comprehensive skills assessment, career counseling, interview and resume preparation, education and training and support services during training such as gas, child care and work clothing. Paid work experience and on-the-job training contracts are available for private and non-profit employers to assist participants.

Offices are located in Reno, Carson City, Elko, Ely, Fallon, Fernley and Winnemucca. Offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, visit any office or call 775-785-6101.