Job Opportunities

No matter how you slice it, Carson City is very dependent on government for its workforce. The fact of life is that as long as Carson City remains the state capital of Nevada, government will dominate the workforce and as government salaries and benefits continue to increase, the private sector will continue to be hard pressed to compete for employees. According to the data collected by the Department of Training, Employment and Rehabilitation (DETR), the city’s five largest employers with over 1,000 employees are: 

  1. Carson City School District
  2. Carson Tahoe Health
  3. City of Carson City
  4. Department of Transportation
  5. Western Nevada College

The remaining largest local employers in order of the number of employees are:

  • Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Nevada Department of Corrections
  • Casino Fandango
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Chromalloy Nevada
  • Nevada State Legislative Counsel Bureau
  • PCC Structurals
  • Click Bond, Inc.
  • Gold Dust West
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Nevada Environmental Protection
  • Nevada Employment Security Division
  • Nevada State Welfare Division

Average Wage:

  • Estimated Employment 27,380
  • Average hourly wage: $21.85
  • Average Annual wage: $45,446

How we stack up against Douglas County and Reno:

  • Reno: Average annual wage: $20.52
  • Douglas County: Average annual wage: $17.85

Occupations in Demand:

  • General and Operation Managers
  • Construction Managers
  • Medical and Health Service Managers
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Lawyers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • First-line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades & Extraction Workers
  • Carpenters
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production & Operating Workers


176 manufacturers call Carson City home making our city the largest light industry manufacturing base in Nevada and accounts for approximately 24 percent of the total primary earnings in Carson City, employing 17 percent of all workers. Most manufacturers are located in the Airport Industrial Park (AIP). Our proximity to major highways, rail (Reno), airports, mild seasonal weather and a favorable regulatory climate make this a convenient location for manufacturers.

The top 5 Carson City manufacturing industries include:

  • Electronics
  • Transportation
  • Machinery
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Chemical

The State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR)



Individuals who are looking for a new job can utilize the following resources:


When looking for a job, please contact the following Chamber Members to assist you in your search:

JOIN Inc. “Training Nevadans for Careers”

Mark Tulman
phone: 775-283-0125
fax: 775-283-0133

Inside EmployNV Career Hub
1929 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Career Training. Vocational assessments. Financial and support services.
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Applied Companies

Kerri O'Neill
phone: 775-853-5433

449 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV, 89501
Employment Agency; Employment Contractors; Employment Services; Staffing Agency
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EmployNV (formerly Nevada JobConnect)

Cindy Kendall, Business Services Manager
phone: 775-284-9660

1929 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Employment Services
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Patty Cruz
phone: 775-687-2020
fax: 775-687-2030

1935 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Employment Services; Staffing Agency, Temporary Help, Employment Agency, Employment Contractors,
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Choices For All, LLC.

Heather McFarland
phone: 775-324-2322

3189 Mill St.
Reno, NV, 89510
Job Day Training program; Employment Services

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North Bay Industries

Robert Hutt, President/CEO
phone: 707-585-1991
fax: 707-585-1899

715 Industrial Park Drive
Carson City, NV, 89701
North Bay Industries (NBI), incorporated as North Bay Rehabilitation Services, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt California non-profit public benefit corporation, headquartered in Rohnert Park CA. NBI has provided vocational rehabilitation services, training and employment for the disabled community since its founding in 1968. We employ over 160 adults with disabilities. In addition, NBI manages four housing facilities for adults with disabilities and operates an activity center serving 40-50 clients daily.
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