Nevada DETR Employment Agency, Quit Turnover

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There’s been another upheaval at the Nevada employment agency.

The agency “will announce updates on direction later this week,” Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Rosa Mendez said Wednesday. She declined to give further details.

Whatever change is coming, it comes less than a month after Governor Steve Sisolak named acting director Elisa Cafferata.

The department has been in a whirlwind of turnover since April, when former director Tiffany Tyler-Garner stepped down.

Former director Heather Korbulic took over from Garner just days after his resignation and led the agency for seven weeks before resigning on June 19, citing threats to her security.

A few weeks later, former assistant manager Dennis Perea resigned.

The agency went without a director for nearly seven weeks before Cafferata took the job on August 6.

Nevada’s unemployment rate, at 3.6% in February, rose to 30.1% in April before falling in recent months.

Still, more than 228,000 unemployed Nevadans continue to file for unemployment benefits each week as of August 22, DETR reported last week. During the same period, more than 107,000 self-employed or gig workers in Nevada continued to claim weekly benefits under the pandemic unemployment assistance program.

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