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Former Nevada lawmaker to head Nevada jobs development office

Updated October 31, 2023 - 4:21 pm

A former Nevada lawmaker and school teacher has been named executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation.

Scott Hammond of Henderson, who announced his resignation from the state Senate last week, was appointed Tuesday to the office by Gov. Joe Lombardo, who said, “Through his innovative work in education and ambitious public service, Scott has demonstrated his visionary leadership and commitment to serving others time and time again.”

Hammond will begin his duties Wednesday, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

The Office of Workforce Innovation works to support Nevada’s workforce by providing leadership in developing innovative workforce ideas, promoting registered apprenticeships and work-based learning, leveraging labor-market and workforce data, validating industry-recognized credentials and developing career pathways.

Hammond was first elected to the Nevada Assembly in 2012. He was senator for District 18. During his tenure in the Senate, Hammond served as the Co-Minority Whip in 2015 and 2019. In addition to his public service, Hammond serves as a high school teacher and was a founding member of Somerset Academy of Las Vegas.

“I’m honored to serve as the new Executive Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation, and I look forward to serving in Governor Lombardo’s administration,” Hammond stated in the release. “I’m eager to get to work maximizing the potential of GOWINN and utilizing the office to help achieve the next generation of our workforce diversification and development goals in Nevada.”

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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