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Workers Hopeful About Jobs Proposal

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LAS VEGAS -- Desperate job seekers paid close attention to Governor Brian Sandoval's State of the State Address Monday night. The governor laid out plans for a new program to put Nevadans back to work.

The program is called Jobs Unlimited, and is something Sandoval believes will help turn the state around. The governor says it will be a public and private partnership with a majority of the board members coming from the private sector. The governor made it clear he wants the focus to stay on job creation.

Sandoval knows the changes won't happen overnight, but has his own ideas of how to make it work.

"Nevada Jobs Unlimited will be a public-private partnership existing largely outside state government. With a private sector mentality, it will be more nimble," he said.

"I think anything is worth a try, at least once. I think all we can do is keep trying," said Debbie Grey, who is looking for a job. Grey say she comes to Nevada JobConnect for a few hours every day, looking for a guest room attendant or house cleaning job. 

Sandoval says Jobs Unlimited will be a cabinet level agency with the governor, lieutenant governor, senate majority leader, assembly speaker, and representatives of higher education. But a majority of the board members will come from the private sector to make sure the focus stays on job creation.

Frederick Brown listened to the governor's speech and showed up at JobConnect to learn more about Jobs Unlimited. Brown says with so many people desperately seeking jobs, anything is worth a try.

"I think that program should be interesting and help out a lot of individuals," he said.

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