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Employer roundtable event in Española with local and state officials

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary Sarita Nair will be a special guest at Employer Roundtable event held in Española, New Mexico on April 10, 2024. The event will include local city officials who will lead open discussions with employers on their workforce needs and address challenges that may be impacting their business.

WHAT: The New Mexico Workforce Connection hosting free employer roundtable discussion with state and local officials and New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary Sarita Nair to discuss workforce needs and challenges.

WHO: Sarita Nair, NMDWS Cabinet Secretary
Ramon Vigil, City of Española Mayor
Denise Montoya, Northern New Mexico College CEO of Finance Operations
Mike Adams, City of Española Director of Economic Development

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Northern New Mexico College – Events Center, 921 N. Paseo de Oñate, Española, NM 87532


The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) oversees the New Mexico public workforce system. The department is committed to supporting the business community through special recruitment, analyzing hard to fill jobs, layoffs, job fairs, and skills assessments for hiring; and assisting New Mexicans seeking employment opportunities with job search, job referrals and placement, and customized skill development such as interviewing skills and resume writing. The department administers programs to include business services; workforce training; Unemployment Insurance; labor law enforcement; veterans’ services; and labor market information.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is 85% Federally funded with ($106,960,200), and 15% ($18,543,600) financed by non-federal sources in state fiscal year 2024.
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