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What companies are fueling growth in Las Vegas? Why are they a great employer?

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Marie Dunn in Houston, Texas

74 months ago

Troy said: I've moved to Las Vegas 6 years ago and still can't find work. The job market is ridiculous in vegas.I'm begging for some help, or I'll be ending my life soon. I can't take this no more, it's my right as an american to make a living. I'm begging someone to find me work or I'll be ending my life very shortly.

What type of work do you do? I would think the casinos would have some openings.
Don't end your life, it's tough out there for alot of folks. I've been unemployed for a couple of months.

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Troy

74 months ago

Last Vegas is very tough to find work, I never knew how tough! I'm originally from NJ. My entire life had 4 job offers at the same time in between jobs. I move here 6 years ago, heard you need to be living here for 3 years before someone will hire you because Vegas is such a transient town, I still put millions of applications in hoping to get lucky, Then heard you need to know someone to get a job. I'm sorry for the babbling! I just can't take this no more. It's my right to make a living. If lady luck don't come my way this week, will be ending my life this week.

Thank you for the reply!

Troy

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Tim in Las Vegas, Nevada

74 months ago

I represent a very fast paced growing Las Vegas company, and we are always hiring Sales Reps.

I know commissions and bonuses is not what everyone is looking for but my product is so good is sells itself.

If you are looking for a normal weekday day shift position that doesn't require you to drive all through town, then call me at 702-567-8812 or send your resume to Jobs@OneStopMotors.com

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randy/las vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada

72 months ago

Host said: What companies are fueling growth in Las Vegas? Why are they a great employer?

wynn las vegas still has 3000 openings available. Don't give up its out there.

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VegasLocal in Las Vegas, Nevada

72 months ago

Host said: What companies are fueling growth in Las Vegas? Why are they a great employer?

Companies in HealthCare, Nursing, and Education are fueling growth and will continue to rise.

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justin in Las Vegas, Nevada

71 months ago

it's very hard to find a decent full time position in las vegas. i have a college degree and have been unemployed for a month since i moved here from hawaii. i think you just gotta take what you can get, even if it's a couple of part time jobs at walmart or burger king, and hope the economy gets better.

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Monica in Las Vegas, Nevada

70 months ago

Troy said: I've moved to Las Vegas 6 years ago and still can't find work. The job market is ridiculous in vegas.I'm begging for some help, or I'll be ending my life soon. I can't take this no more, it's my right as an american to make a living. I'm begging someone to find me work or I'll be ending my life very shortly.

Troy some of use have asked you what kind of work are you looking for.Are you by yourself?Because it sounds like your having more problem then a job.And no you don't have to be here for three year.Mexicanos and all others come here and get a job right of the bat.I was born here and have live only two or three places in my life.Because my family moved around for a while.I also lived in NJ for a minute when I was three.The cast of living is to hire there.They where hiring for oversea regs and Alaska pays you 1,100.00 to move there if your not happy here.I got layed off three months ago.I can wait to go back to work.But I need to make 16.00 at least I was make 18.00 and 20.00 hour.Which was low for my field I think.But now I guess it's back to school for me.So just let someone know what your looking for.That the only way anyone can help.They call us sin city but there alot of angle and mircles that do happen here .

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Uri in Medford, Oregon

70 months ago

I am thinking about moving to Las Vegas to find a job more suited to my education in the culinary field. I want to pursue strictly in the baking field. However I also want to go to school and study massage therapy. I dont want to move without knowing what I need to do to. So what do I need to do so my move will be as painless as possible.

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New2Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada

70 months ago

Jessica in Richmond, Virginia said: I am thinking aobut moving to Vegas, but haven't heard too many first time mover stories. I was wondering if anybody had any?

It is EXTREMELY hard to find work here as it is anywhere else. If you want to work in the Casinos STOP right there. You can't even get an interview without ALOT of connections... and then there's the cards...

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New2Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada

70 months ago

For example, my wife has 10 years experience as a bartender IN THE SAME restraunt! She has a spotless criminal record and even used to work as a preschool teacher. She has put in countless aps at Casinos & Bars and was very lucky to find a part time job as waitress.
To work anywhere in the Casino industry when you move to Vegas, you need a health card, a TAM (alcohol) card, and a Sheriff's card. You can't get a Sheriff's card unless the person who hires you "sponsors" you and nobody will hire you without it. It is a Catch 22. If you are lucky enough to finally get all of your cards by working at some sleazy dive in skid row (and there's lots of those here) then you have to have some HEAVY connections to even get an interview.
When you go into even the nice areas like Henderson, you will notice that there are LITERALLY HUNDREDS of illegals WHO LINE THE STREETS HERE willing to take ANYTHING for just a few dollars an hour. IT LOOKS LIKE A PARADE! As if it wasen't hard enough already...
So if you think that moving to Vegas to work in a Casino is a good idea, THINK AGAIN. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT CONNECTIONS. You will be VERY lucky to find a job here flipping burgers because there is an entire family of people willing to do it for $3 cheaper, ILLEGALLY!

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mikelvnv in Las Vegas, Nevada

69 months ago

Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Troy:
You aren't trying hard enough. You do not need to live here for 3 years before getting a job. There are PLENTY of jobs if you know where to look. Just this past year, Aliante Station was looking for 4000 positions to be filled. Soon, I believe next week, City Centre will be accepting applications for 12,000 positions needed to be filled by the end of next year. Keep looking!!!

No that's not accurate. It was only 2000 jobs at Aliante Station. And a lot of those were minimum wage food service and cleaning jobs. The job market in Vegas is not good, unless you know somebody, and if you're just moving here it's unlikely you know somebody.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

69 months ago

At the very beginning, Aliante was hiring for ALL positions in the place, not just minimum wage. My friend's son, who was only living here not quite 4 months, got a job at the Aliante sports book. However, he does have a college degree AND the supervisor liked him and was very impressed with him so he was able to pull strings and get the kid the day shift which NEVER happens when you first start out at a casino. The supervisor wanted him there at the beginning of the day, 6:30am, because the is when they bring in the money. I'm not sure yet if they are done hiring because they have not built the bowling alley yet nor the bingo hall. Those cards someone mentioned is a must no matter where you work in a casino, and that includes the shops. What I didn't like is that you have to foot the bill yourself for all that crap, and that adds up to not a lot of money, but enough to put a dent in your budget. But once you have them, they are golden!!

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George in Melbourne, Australia

69 months ago

Im a plumber from australia and i was wondering if it would be hard to
find a job in the construction industrie

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AZDUffman in Norristown, Pennsylvania

69 months ago

Troy said: Last Vegas is very tough to find work, I never knew how tough! I'm originally from NJ. My entire life had 4 job offers at the same time in between jobs. I move here 6 years ago, heard you need to be living here for 3 years before someone will hire you because Vegas is such a transient town, I still put millions of applications in hoping to get lucky, Then heard you need to know someone to get a job. I'm sorry for the babbling! I just can't take this no more. It's my right to make a living. If lady luck don't come my way this week, will be ending my life this week.

Thank you for the reply!

Troy

This is clearly a joke. Notice the quote "It's my right to make a living."

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

69 months ago

IMO, Troy there has not even looked for a job!!! After 6 years, he is just too damn lazy to work!

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dee in Montclair, California

68 months ago

LAS VEGAS JUST OPENED STARTED ACCEPTING online for the NEW MGM Mirage City Center OPening December 2009. They need to fill 12,000 jobs.

Here's the website. www.citycentercareers.com.
They're interviewing for every position.

I live in NW Las Vegas, also.

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chase in Roanoke, Virginia

68 months ago

Single, mom of 10 year old thinking of moving to Las Vegas. 3 years experience in finance marketing and 7 years in outside sales. Looking to change careers and get into event marketing. Any suggestions of reputable companies that I can apply to that pay well?

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

68 months ago

chase in Roanoke, Virginia said: Single, mom of 10 year old thinking of moving to Las Vegas. 3 years experience in finance marketing and 7 years in outside sales. Looking to change careers and get into event marketing. Any suggestions of reputable companies that I can apply to that pay well?

My advice: NOW is not the time to change careers. And DO NOT move to Las Vegas right now. Sure, there are jobs available, but you and 499 applicants are applying for the same job and that job may be housekeeping at a casino hotel. Stay put where you are for now. Maybe in a few years time, when the economy gets better, THEN think about moving across country. There is plenty of time to think about changing careers - but now is not the time unless it is absolutely essential because you lost your job in your current industry and are willing to take a HUGE cut in pay, ie $8 an hour.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

68 months ago

Debra in Dublin, Ohio said: I am planning on moving to Vegas this spring or summer. Can anyone give me any insight on how the job market is for advertising sales?

There are NO advertising sales jobs in Vegas!! However, as mikelvnv said - if you are a 20 something with breast implants and don't care if you prance around naked etc. you MAY be able to get a job for the summer making $6 an hour. Other than that - forget it!! Stay put for now.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

68 months ago

Cinnamon in Las Vegas, Nevada said: If you do move out here find a place in NW las vegas,NV called Summerlin. You can find places on craigslist and you can go to the website to check if your potential landlord has a foreclosure before u get suckered. You can buy house like 160,000 5 bdrm for example. to each its own!!

Again, I would not suggest ANYONE to make the move to Las Vegas right now. Yes, you can buy property for dirt cheap, but you also need a job to pay the mortgage and jobs are not plentiful. Unless you have enough money saved to live on for at least a year (it used to be for 6 months) - don't make the move!!! Vegas doesn't need any more people moving here taking jobs away from those who have been born here or have lived here for years.

PS Summerlin is high end money wise and will always be. You "MAY" be able to find something with 5 bedrooms, but not for $165,000!!

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

68 months ago

Summerlin is from NW to SW. Vegas is growing and it will get bigger. Check out www.kbhomes.com or www.pardeehomes.com

Unfortunately, Vegas is big enough. In 20-30 years, there won't be any water left. It will eventually become a ghost town - unless California drops off the face of the earth OR builds desalinization plants so we could get THEIR water for a change!! By the way, both those builders do NOT have homes in Summerlin for under $200,000 nor are any of them 5 bedrooms!!! Vegas may be in better shape than most cities, but it is going to take years for the economy to get back to where it should be. And again - what good does the cheap housing prices do when you can't find a job???

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DallasGNM in Valley Stream, New York

68 months ago

Ughhh, is it really that bad for jobs over there? I'm a new york state licensed and nationally certified massage therapist. I also now have a Nevada state massage license because I want to move out there in a couple of months. I have nearly 10 yrs of high-end luxury hotel spa experience, 4 of which were spent in a managemnet type position in 1 of NY's best hotels. I have all differnt types of certifications and trainings in many different types of massage and bodywork and I would be so upset if i had to postpone my move. Is it easier for people with vocational trainings in things like massage and esthetics or is it just next to impossible for everybody??

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

68 months ago

You may be able to find something at one of the hotels, "may" being the operative word. The CityCentre Complex has, I believe, openings for your career. The job market here is taking a beating. A lot of layoffs in every type of business. I have been in the legal profession for 30 years now and I have been looking for a job since November. There are plenty of positions, but the law firms, and every other company, can literally pick and choose who they want to interview and eventurally hire. They are all very specific in the position they are looking for and if you don't match it 100%, they won't even LOOK at your resume. For every job anywhere, there are 50 to 100 applicants, sometimes more. My suggestion is to go online and check out all the hotels. Also, I can't remember off hand the City Centre website, but you can google it. Those jobs are for the end of this year.

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TyBo in Salt Lake City, Utah

68 months ago

Regarding City Center on the Las Vegas Strip....my family bought a unit in Vdara, a residential tower in the complex. It is the first building to be opened. All the press says later this year but the sales member called to say that Vdara will open Feb. 2010. Yes, you can apply for jobs at City Center but be prepared to be working there at the earliest, early-2010.

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Annette in La Puente, California

67 months ago

Troy said: I've moved to Las Vegas 6 years ago and still can't find work. The job market is ridiculous in vegas.I'm begging for some help, or I'll be ending my life soon. I can't take this no more, it's my right as an american to make a living. I'm begging someone to find me work or I'll be ending my life very shortly.

Troy, You need to go back to school learn a different trade. Be a bartender.. my god go apply in a hotel as a cook.. don't tell ne you can find a job. I think your being to picky..... Go to a Adult School and get a certificate in cooking...
something....

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l in Austin, Texas

67 months ago

Geez, I have never heard so much negativity. There are two huge casinos opening this year and more to come. Aliente also had another job fair this year. We do not even live in Las Vegas and applied for a job there and was offered the position. It is a great time to buy a home there, the prices are low and if you wait longer they will probably be lower.

You do not have to live there three years or more to get a job,you don't have to live there at all, you just have to be qualified.

Troy, get motivated and take a job doing something, earn some money and go to school to learn something higher paying!!!! Quit playing on the computer all day and crying to everybody who will listen.

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Debra in Dublin, Ohio

67 months ago

Thank You. I am moving to Vegas in a few months and have many friends there that are doing great. Everyone I know that has moved there has had success. I don't expect it to be easy, but nothing is these days. I have a positive attitude and am glad to hear someone else that is not doom and gloom.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Hey Austin Texas: Your comment about not even living in Vegas says it all. You do not know about what you speak. Ask any of us WHO LIVE HERE AND ARE UNEMPLOYED - then we'll talk negativity. FYI: ALiante Station has layed off quite a bit of their staff just two weeks ago with another wave of layoffs coming in the next month or two. Station Casinos is on the verge of Bankruptcy if they can't get another casino owner to buy up most of their properties. Harrah's Entertainment is also having financial problems so no new positions there either, especially for someone not even living in Vegas. And I beg to differ about not living here. YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE A RESIDENT HISTORY HERE BEFORE EVEN BEING CONSIDERED FOR A JOB. I don't believe a word you said about being offered a job and where this job is or was. Employers will NOT even hire someone who doesn't live here when there are residents lining up for jobs. There are so many qualified people living in the Valley right now who are unemployed so your comments about not having to live here at all if you are qualified is false. Maybe 5, 6 even 10 years ago, that was true, but not now. What possible qualification do YOU have that 300 people living here do not?
And yes, real estate is a bargain right now, but prices should start going up again with in the next 6 months. There is only ONE huge casino opening up here and that is not until December. A small one is opening in March in Henderson, but since there are so many people that lsot their jobs at other casinos right here in Vegas, those people ALWAYS get first shot at the jobs at new places opening. So, bottom line is this Austin - you do not live here, you do not know what is going on here so do not knock those of us who know from experience what is going on. You have absolutely NO BUSINESS saying the things you did because for the most part, you DO NOT know what you are spouting off about.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Debra In Ohio: GOod luck to you in finding employment here. Make sure you have enough money to live on for at least a year. There is plenty of gloom and doom here and that's good that your friends are doing well. If you are young, pretty, have DuPont accessories on your body and can wear X-rated clothes, there is plenty of work out there for you. IF not, stand in line like the rest of us.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Raizin CAine: I LIVE HERE IN VEGAS, and right near SUmmerlin! I just have to cross the street and I'm there! I live in a very very nice area on the west side. And I have seen some of the housing prices and how I wish I could buy something. But I am currently unemployed and have been diligently looking for employment for six months now. It is TOUGH OUT THERE. Vegas has a very very high unemployment rate contrary to what Austin Texas is talking about(which is nothing). I can't live on $8 an hour either, and most people can't unless they are young and live with their parents. As you know, our rents here are very reasonable with a lot complexes lowering their rents to help people out.

And yes, I believe Austin Texas' post was bogus; did you notice Austin can't even post any facts about this so called job that was offered without living in Las Vegas! Those of us who live here know better.

PS Last week I interviewed at City Centre. But then I read in the paper this week MGM MIrage is also having financial problems along with Stations Casinos and Harrah's(they may not be able to complete the City Centre Project) and that sent off warning bells in my head. Nothing would be worse then to finally secure a position at Aria and then get layed off 6 months later and then be back to square one again!!

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

I'll say this on behalf of those of us who actually DO LIVE here in Las Vegas:

Do NOT Believe anything what you read or hear about in other parts of the country regarding Vegas and working and living here. 99% of the time the information is way off base and not accurate. I have friends back east who hear stuff either from people who just came back from Vegas (and were here JUST as tourists mind you - like they would know what it is like actually living here) or read some obscure article and then tell ME all this stuff!! I laugh and have been telling them for years NOT to believe what they hear or read! Ask me instead of your friend who just spent a week at the Wynn and I'll tell it like it is. SO DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ OR HEAR. Talk to locals FIRST before you listing to some dude in NYC that is on the nightly news.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Raizincaine: I'm not too far from you; I'm in 89128. THe Desert Shores area is not totally ghetto!! It is actually quite pretty with those manmade lakes. If you go down Regatta, which starts out as Smoke Ranch then turns into REgatta at Buffalo, it is just gorgeous. However, I DID look at an apartment in that one section of Desert Shores; I believe it is off CHeyenne and some other street. Before even pulling into the drive to the gate, there were AT LEAST 6 shopping carts!! ALWAYS a bad sign!! And the unit we looked at was awful! Ande that's sad because the area is very nice except for these condos. I read in the Sun earlier this week that because they built so many new apartment complexes up north and in North Las Vegas, most are empty and the fear is the government will come in and convert them to Section 8 housing!! That's REALLY going to go over big with the people who live around these complexes. That's why I like my neighborhood; it's established and our complex has a very low vacany rate.

I heard them on the news this morning taking about the 200 jobs that need to be filled ASAP at the new M Resort, but it was all restaurant positions. It's too faraway for my liking; besides, I'm not a waitress, busperson or cook!!

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Raizin Caine in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Yes.. Ghetto shores is off Cheyenne/ Rampart and across from the Albertson's. It's soo badd in there, if you never lived there, it's best not to. The security officer name Christian, messed with teen girls and sells drugs in there to minors. And shoot-off. It crazy! Glad I moved!!

We knew when we went looking in there that it was bad! I felt bad for those who do own condos in there and have to stay because of the housing market. It's so unfortunate since that is a great location and the rest of Desert Shores is so pretty. I have another friedn who lives in a townhouse but far away from the ghetto area. That's one thing I found about Las Vedgas when we first moved here: A ghetto can be located right smack dab in the middle of a nice neighborhood! Back east, that would NEVER happen!! When my ex and I first moved out here, we bought in this really nice gated community in North Las Vegas. There was one guy who bought up about 8 properties and turned them into Section 8 housing. For about about 5 years, it was not a big deal; nice good people were living in those homes, some elderly, the rest young families. But then about 5 years later, this owner rented out four houses to a bunch of lowlifes! Within a 2 month period of time, the cops were called more than a dozen times, gangbangers would just hang out to the point where we residents were afraid. THe gangbanging teenagers broke into a vacant house two doors down from us that was for sale and they used it as their drug/sex place! Finally the owner of these units was called to a special meeting of the HOA and he volunatarily evicted 3 of the 4 families. After that, things went back to normal and the neighborhood became safe again. Nothing against Section 8 houseing because we may all end up there someday because of the economy, but why do the few bad ones ruin it for everyone else?

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Bradly in Calverton, New York

67 months ago

Hello all, I was wondering does anyone know what the salaries start at for Security Guards. I see the MGM has openings but not sure about going cross country for very meager wages. I do have experience ,but as a corrections officer. Thanks all, I appreciate any insight.

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Razin Caine in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

It depends on the experience. The City of North Las Vegas is hiring for police officers. But for Security Officers, It can range for $9.00/hr - $15.00/hr as it depends on your experience. So pay more if your an armed Guard. Look for Public Safety Officer like on the college campus and stuff. They pay more as you be protecting the states public buildings.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

I don't want to be in law enforcement, not even being a civilian clerk, which is one of the first jobs I applied for when I first moved here in NOrth Las Vegas. I was married to a cop for 18 years. And I'm too old. I'm not too far from retirement (well, not so sure about that anymore!!) Even still - for ANY Of those security jobs - it helps if you have law enforcement experience whether in a police department or military, gun or no gun. This I know FOR A FACT. And for being a police officer these days, you need a college degree, primarily in law enforcement or any related subject. THey will sometimes bypass the degree if you have actual experience on a police force as a cop.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I don't want to be in law enforcement, not even being a civilian clerk, which is one of the first jobs I applied for when I first moved here in NOrth Las Vegas. I was married to a cop for 18 years. And I'm too old. I'm not too far from retirement (well, not so sure about that anymore!!) Even still - for ANY Of those security jobs - it helps if you have law enforcement experience whether in a police department or military, gun or no gun. This I know FOR A FACT. And for being a police officer these days, you need a college degree, primarily in law enforcement or any related subject. THey will sometimes bypass the degree if you have actual experience on a police force as a cop.

Im sorry; I thought your post was for me.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

Bradly in Calverton, New York said: Hello all, I was wondering does anyone know what the salaries start at for Security Guards. I see the MGM has openings but not sure about going cross country for very meager wages. I do have experience ,but as a corrections officer. Thanks all, I appreciate any insight.

Bradly: You fit the bill being a corrections officer. Do your research first. Start with the North Las Vegas Police Dept. Go online. That will tell you much more about everything. I don't know if they are hiring right now, but it wouldn't hurt to start doing research. The starting pay is great, and better if you have experience. Also, since you do have a law enforcment background, your staring pay at a security job position is going to be higher than $8 an hour! But again, do your research. Security guard positions here are pretty decent. One note about working in a casino - you will start working the graveyard shift. You can eventually work your way up to a better shift the longer you are there.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

67 months ago

NOTE TO BRADLY: I believe if you are called to take the test for NLVPD or even NHP, you will have to pay your own way. I don't think they pick up travel expenses. That's something to budget for and plan for. Just a heads up! I sasw on the local news yesterday that NLV is hiring. SO HURRY AND DO THE APPLICATION. Not 100% sure but you having a correctional facility background is good. ANy college?

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Betty Grable in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Jessica in Richmond, Virginia said: I am thinking aobut moving to Vegas, but haven't heard too many first time mover stories. I was wondering if anybody had any?

I moved here and didn't know anyone. I got a temp job when I first came here and then applied for a position where I worked. I got 'lucky' or so I'm told. Beside the blatant bigotry and nepotism where I work the pay is good and the benefits are good but the people are mean spirited and cliquish.

If you're willing to sacrifice your integrity to make a decent living or look the other way when someone does something that's unethical and on the periphery of the law then you can get a job. As long as you don't tell anyone your opinion, your personal business or complain you're as good as gold because anyone who has lived here all their life is an authoritarian to the core.

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Phillip in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Troy said: Last Vegas is very tough to find work, I never knew how tough! I'm originally from NJ. My entire life had 4 job offers at the same time in between jobs. I move here 6 years ago, heard you need to be living here for 3 years before someone will hire you because Vegas is such a transient town, I still put millions of applications in hoping to get lucky, Then heard you need to know someone to get a job. I'm sorry for the babbling! I just can't take this no more. It's my right to make a living. If lady luck don't come my way this week, will be ending my life this week.

Thank you for the reply!

Troy

It is hard, but you will find something. Since I have been here September of o7 it took me till february 08 to find my first job job, had a total of 4 interviews and put my resume out to hundreds of places. You will find something, I knew no one either.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

That is NOT true that you have to live here 3 years to get a job. More like 6 months to a year. ALso, the job market here is TOUGH! I was unemployed for SIX months and I've lived here for 7 years. I had already decided if I didn't find a job by mid-June, I was moving back to my hometown, Chicago. And I am in a profession (legal) that you would think had a lot of job opportunities but that was not the case. I finally did get a job and hopefully it will last until I can retire in 7 years.

So I hope that people do not think that there are jobs to be had and come here because THAT IS NOT THE CASE unfortunately. We now have the highest unemployment rate in the country. Many building projects have completely stopped so there are thousands of unemployed construction workers; the casinos lay off regularly and there are thousands of casino workers unemployed. If you can make do working at Walmart (and even those jobs are hard to come by) or working part time, hang in there. If not - I suggest you go back east again because the cities east of the MIssissippi will recover a lot quicker than Vegas. Vegas probably won't recover (and recover totally) for years/

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George in Hawthorn, Australia

63 months ago

i went to vegas last year and thought i wonna live here im a plumber in Australia but there has been bad news on vegas in the news here i thought i might come and have a go and try to get a job there but after reading what all you have to say its not the best time to come down im gonna come again at the end of the year for a holiday cant wait. Just a question if anyone knows if solar water pumps are introduced in vegas because its big here and its what i specilise in thanks.

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Terese in Winona, Minnesota

62 months ago

Troy said: I've moved to Las Vegas 6 years ago and still can't find work. The job market is ridiculous in vegas.I'm begging for some help, or I'll be ending my life soon. I can't take this no more, it's my right as an american to make a living. I'm begging someone to find me work or I'll be ending my life very shortly.

WOW, Troy I hope it did not come to this! I just recently found this page and saw your statment, I hope you are fine and you life has turned around! Terese

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DIAMOND in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

las vegas is a town about whom you know,therefore if you are not part of the click then you are out of luck!I am trying to move as soon as I can get some money in my hands. I don't like using the word hate,but I can say this,I HATE LAS VEGAS!!!

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I'm going to also add to those thinking about moving here: THERE ARE NO JOBS!!!!! REPEAT -- NOT ENOUGH JOBS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY UNEMPLOYED, LET ALONE THOSE WHO ARE THINKING OF MOVING HERE.

Until the State of Nevada realizes that you cannot have a healthy economy by relying JUST on gaming, it will never recover from this recession. The State needs to diversify - get other industries and companies in here but the politicians are too afraid to get out of bed with the casino corporations. And, now investors are buying up all these foreclosed properties. The investors ruined it to begin with and now they think they will be able to rent out these homes....and to whom? People are LEAVING Las Vegas to go elsewhere. So in another couple of years, the cycle will start all over again with the investors dumping the properties because they can't rent them.

And for those who say that have a job already and that is why they are coming here: THINK TWICE. The Job will not last.

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Mandy in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Another thing - if you have any college degrees, it's a given you won't get a job. Or if you have longevity and experience in your chosen field, ie legal assistant, paralegal, forget it. They want the experience but won't pay for it so they hire those who will accept a $10 an hour position and wouldn't know the court house from Sam's Club. I have heard from my fellow unemployed that you have to "dumb down" your resume or else you won't even get an interview let alone have someone read your resume. I know attorneys who are working at moving companies, selling time share crap, etc.

I myself am moving out of Las Vegas next month and moving back home to Illinois. Sure, it's not golden there either but I have family and friends back there and at least I won't end up homeless - which is a big possibility if I stay here.

It's all very sad. I used to think Vegas would bounce back before other areas, but it doesn't look that way. We haven't even hit bottom yet so times ahead are going to be rough.

And don't believe all the hype you read about City Center hiring 12,000 people. There over 15,000 casino workers that have been layed off since 2008. So of those 12,000 City Center jobs, most likely they will all be filled with unemployed casino workers and NOT anyone else. Same with Hard Rock and Planet Hollywood. Always wtih the casinos - they hire those who already worked at or are working at a casino.

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savior in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Marie Dunn in Houston, Texas said: What type of work do you do? I would think the casinos would have some openings.
Don't end your life, it's tough out there for alot of folks. I've been unemployed for a couple of months.

hey is this guy still alive? i just logged in, i was just curious. well, what can i say, it is tough to find a job in Vegas, specially without a degree on something. but that doesnt mean nobody is going to hire you. just got to stay strong, focus and be confident. i struggled too when i first moved to vegas but with lots of heart, commitment, and dedication i was able to finished my college and now work for the state as a correctional officer. well it wasnt that easy, i was actualy going through Hell at that time, i only had a hundred dollar to start of enough for the bus fair and food. i was going through a divorce, yeap caught my ex wife red handed,cheating while i was looken around for a job to support her... beat that! now try ending your life!

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savior in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

New2Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada said: For example, my wife has 10 years experience as a bartender IN THE SAME restraunt! She has a spotless criminal record and even used to work as a preschool teacher. She has put in countless aps at Casinos & Bars and was very lucky to find a part time job as waitress.
To work anywhere in the Casino industry when you move to Vegas, you need a health card, a TAM (alcohol) card, and a Sheriff's card. You can't get a Sheriff's card unless the person who hires you "sponsors" you and nobody will hire you without it. It is a Catch 22. If you are lucky enough to finally get all of your cards by working at some sleazy dive in skid row (and there's lots of those here) then you have to have some HEAVY connections to even get an interview.
When you go into even the nice areas like Henderson, you will notice that there are LITERALLY HUNDREDS of illegals WHO LINE THE STREETS HERE willing to take ANYTHING for just a few dollars an hour. IT LOOKS LIKE A PARADE! As if it wasen't hard enough already...
So if you think that moving to Vegas to work in a Casino is a good idea, THINK AGAIN. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE WITHOUT CONNECTIONS. You will be VERY lucky to find a job here flipping burgers because there is an entire family of people willing to do it for $3 cheaper, ILLEGALLY!

well said, I agree!!!

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