Carson City, NV – The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has awarded Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) with $1.6 million to combat housing instability. Starting in January, the funding will help further workforce development efforts in the state, helping more people who are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity, family instability, and emotional distress in Clark County.
“We want to shorten this vulnerable period,” says DETR Director, Christopher Sewell. “CPLC’s approach meets job seekers at many access points and initiates expedient intake, assessment, and service delivery so that clients may enter high-growth career pathways as quickly as possible.”
Chicanos Por La Causa is a non-profit that works directly with a diverse population of individuals who are seeking employment or who are entering the workforce for the first time. The non-profit provides funding and supportive services with the goal of sustainable employment for program participants and fulfilling the workforce gap that Nevada employers currently face.
“We can’t wait to be able to serve even more people in Clark County,” says CPLC President Rupert Ruiz. “More funds will allow us to address obstacles to employment and add momentum to our mission.”
Access to childcare, transportation, equipment, training, education, mental health care, are some of the barriers this grant will address.
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