To build a trained workforce that enhances Nevada’s economic stability and benefits participating employers, Silver State Works is an initiative that creates opportunities by providing incentives to businesses to hire pre-screened qualified workers.
Funding Type Employer Financial Incentive
Amount Available to Businesses Silver State Works provides employers with two incentive options:
Employer Incentive Job Program
- The State will reimburse a company up to a maximum of 50 percent of the new employee’s agreed upon gross wage for the contract period (usually 4-6 weeks) based on the time estimated to complete the training.
- The new employee must be paid at least $10.00 per hour and work for at least 30 hours per week (40 hours maximum).
- Provides companies with up to $2000 in financial incentives per eligible new hire, payable in monthly increments of $500 per month for up to 4 months.
- The new employee must be paid at least $10.00 per hour and work at least 120 hours in a 30-day period.
Minimum Requirements Potential new hires must be unemployed and meet one of the following six criteria prior to their start date: 1) Current Unemployment Insurance Claim from any state or be an exhaustee 2) Ex-Offender of felony status 3) Receiving Temporary Aide to Needy families (TANF) 4) Older youth (18-24 years of age) 5) Self-attest to having a disability 6) Veteran (180 days of active duty service)
Point of Contact For more information about Silver State Works, contact the Nevada JobConnect Business Service Office:
Northern Nevada 775-284-9660
Southern Nevada 702-486-0129