Tourism and Visitor services related jobs are the primary opportunity for employment in the Lake Tahoe region. However, what happens when 50,000 new jobs open up in Reno, NV between now and 2019? What will those impacts be on our local businesses? How is Lake Tahoe preparing for the workforce needs of the future – not just for our core industry of tourism, but for the changing economy and our other economic clusters? As we work to expand high-speed internet around the Basin, what new job opportunities might arise?
We now have many of the answers to those questions. Our Workforce Tahoe report is now complete. It contains four key strategies to improve the workforce ecosystem in Lake Tahoe:
- Workforce Hubs – use Tahoe’s existing assets to connect employers and employees to jobs.
- Sector Initiatives – Diversify by sub-region and job sectors – ensure that the job needs in each region are being met.
- Workforce Housing – Build housing for the region’s workforce.
- Lifestyle Ventures – Attract workforce to the region by ensuring we have high speed broadband, efficient transportation and entrepreneur networks to support new business development.