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) is excited to announce the launch of a new, improved Nevada State Job Bank:

When looking for a job, please contact the following agencies to assist you in your search.

JOIN Inc. “Training Nevadans for Careers”

Matthew Kosifas
phone: 775-283-0125
fax: 775-283-0133

1925 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Career Training. Vocational assessments. Financial and support services.

Nevada JobConnect

John Parel
phone: 775-684-0405

1929 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Employment Services


Nicole Williams
phone: 775-885-9444

202 E. Washington St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Employment Services, Staffing Agency, Temporary Help, Employment Agency, Employment Contractors, Personnel Services

LaborMax Staffing

Sandi Cazarez
phone: 775-883-7833

2238 E. Williams St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Employment Services, Staffing Agency, Temporary Help, Employment Agency, Employment Contractors, Personnel Services,

Blue Ribbon Personnel Services

Patty Hopkins
phone: 775-782-3208

1702 County Rd., Suite A2
Minden, NV, 89423
Employment Services, Staffing Agency, Temporary Help, Personnel Services, Employment Agency, Employment Contractors


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,

Fingerprinting Express Carson City

Dave & Monica Pappas
phone: 775-222-0061
fax: 775-222-0067

1958 E. William St.
Carson City, NV, 89701
Fingerprint Background Checks, Notary, Secure Shredding, Passport Photos