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Jobs Coalition calls for lawmakers to create jobs

By ThisIsReno

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WHAT: Statewide Release of the Building Jobs Coalition’s first edition of the Creating 100,000 Nevada Jobs report.

WHO: Nevadans committed to a stable economic future who agree there is one emerging consensus…Nevada needs jobs. They are united in committing to make the investments in the economy that will put Nevadans back to work and urge the Nevada Legislature to make that same commitment.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 20 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Atlantis Hotel Casino, West Parking Lot

WHY: From 1997 to 2007, the construction industry was an economic stimulant added 39,100 jobs in Las Vegas and 8,900 in the Reno-Sparks area, according to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation. Over the last three years, construction employment is down 54,900 jobs in Las Vegas and 12,000 in Reno-Sparks.

Background:

During the past year, a number of business, professional and labor groups based in Nevada have come together to form the Building Jobs Coalition.  Working with key legislators, the Coalition developed strategies to create jobs that the 2011 Legislature will be asked to consider.  These strategies are outlined in the group’s Web site; www.buildingjobscoalition.com with the white paper to be formally released Thursday.

The first few pages of the white paper give a brief overview of suggestions to put Nevadans back to work over the next critical 6 to 18 months.  If adopted, these suggestions will accelerate and strengthen our state’s recovery.  The full report details how we can create a more diverse and sustainable economic model to broaden Nevada’s economy over the next two decades.

About the Building Jobs Coalition

The Building Jobs Coalition is a diverse working group of associations and employers striving to find and analyze initiatives to put Nevadans back to work, With beginnings in the construction contracting, building trades and development community, the Building Jobs Coalition  has grown to encompass elected officials, community leaders, economic analysts and others committed to investments in Nevada’s future.

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