Resources for Job Seekers

DCSS Resource Room and Computer Access
Job seekers have access to computers to research and apply for jobs, develop or modify a resume, and communicate electronically with potential employers.  Phones are also available for local calls.  Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve a computer.

Job Search Coaching
Our friendly and knowledgeable Workforce Development Staff have many options for job seekers who need assistance navigating today's job market.  From resume and interview assistance, to personal branding and preparing your plan to rebuild your financial stability, we cover the map in terms of job search and long-term employment.  There are three main "gateways" to tap in to these services:
1.  Join our Jobseeker Networking Group. We meet at 1133 Spruce Street every Monday from 9:00 to 10:00 am!  Here you will find job leads, general coaching, and comraderie!

2.  Join our next FastTrack to job readiness workshop series. This is where you will truly get the nuts and bolts of your job search "toolkit" intact.  Check our  FastTrack tab to find out when the next orientation takes place!

3.  If you are currently working part time, or are underemployed, call our office at (775) 782-9825 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Job Search Coordinator to discuss your options for assistance with securing a more lucrative job.

Computer Skills Classes
Douglas County Social Services now offers basic computer skills classes to those individuals who need the basics to search for jobs, type a resume, and apply to jobs online.  Contact us at (775) 782-9825 to speak with a Case Manager to find out when the next classes will be available.

JOIN, Inc. in Carson City offers certificated computer skills training to qualified applicants.  Visit the JOIN website or call (775) 283-0125 to find out more.

Western Nevada College has short-term computer skills classes that may meet your needs if you already have some comfort level with operating a PC.  To visit the Western Nevada College website for contact information and class schedules, click here.

Training Agencies
JOIN, Inc. in Carson City may have job readiness and/or vocational training opportunities to meet your needs.  Visit the JOIN website to find out more information.

National Career Skills Institute based out of Reno, NV has training locations throughout Nevada to provide residents access to career skills, certifications, and vocational training opportunities in a variety of fields.  Some courses may have financial assistance available.  View the NCSI website to learn more.

Pro-Group Management, Inc. is a leading local provider of OSHA classes, forklift training, other construction training opportunities as well as CPR and First Aid.  Located in Carson City, NV, you can access their website by clicking here.

Western Nevada College offers general education, vocational certifications, and degree programs for residents of all ages.  Counselors are available to help you assess your career skills and interests, to help identify career pathways, training opportunities, and financial assistance.  To visit the Western Nevada College website, click here.

Typing Tests
Improve your typing speed and accuracy!  Click on the links below to access links to free typing practice programs, as well as typing tests:


Hiring Agencies
Expand your visibility! For a list of local temp-to-hire agencies, click on the link below:

List of Temporary and Hiring Agencies

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