LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, joined a call with representatives of Nevada’s two workforce development boards - Nevadaworks and Workforce Connections - to provide an update on the federal government’s COVID-19 response and discuss her actions to support Nevada’s workforce.
“Hardworking Nevadans in every corner of our state have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “As we move to safely reopen our state, it is critical that we take care of our state’s workforce and raise awareness around the federal resources that are available to our workers including the relief programs that Congress is working on to provide career re-training, connect Nevadans with job opportunities, and guarantee a safe work environment. I will continue working to secure resources that assist our state’s workers as we fight to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Nevadans.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen previously partnered with Nevada's Small Business Administration regional representatives, local chambers of commerce, and organizations to provide updates on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and answer questions on access to federal resources.
Rosen was recently appointed to serve on the President’s bipartisan Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.
Rosen is an original co-sponsor of the Relaunching America’s Workforce Act, legislation that would invest $15 billion in America’s workforce training infrastructure and career and technical education.
In combating the coronavirus pandemic, Senator Rosen has also called for:
- Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to provide details about the Department of Labor’s coronavirus preparedness and response efforts and how the Department plans to protect the safety, health, and economic security of workers and their families.
- A temporary expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the next Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) economic relief package.
- Additional funding for state unemployment agencies to upgrade their IT systems and increase hiring in future coronavirus-related legislation, with the goal of getting unemployment support to Americans faster.
Senator Rosen’s office is working every day to ensure Nevadans stay up to date on the latest news on the coronavirus, as well as provide a list of resources to assist Nevadans.