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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

27 months ago

Tam, in my opinion, if you guys want to be servers, and become more culturally well rounded, then Vegas is the BEST place for you guys to move..and trust me.. I'm originally from New Orleans and I know how cheap it is to live in the South... its dirt cheap compared to places like
los angeles, new york, or san francisco.. and all 3 of those cities have huge restaurant industries. When you move to California or other big cities, it's a bit of a struggle with the boost in prices of everything. Rent, Gas, Food, etc,... everything is more expensive and people tend to struggle. But here in Vegas, rent is cheaper than ever because of the real estate crash couple years ago. Plus everything is so close so you don't need to spend money on gas. I have friends that don't even own cars and do very well..cause it's not necessary like it would be in a commute city like Los Angeles. Oh and taxes are cheaper too!...
As far as jobs are concerned, there are over 300 restaurants within a 3 mile radius of the strip.. if you apply everywhere, something will work out for you. I guarantee it. And you might even stay more than 8 months because you like it so much. If you serve tables, you might as well be doing it in the city where people come to blow their money.

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Phi in Charlotte, North Carolina

27 months ago

JK,

After reading many of your reviews, you seem like a very cool dude, straight forward and no BS like some. I'm currently consider moving to LV anytime, like now. I've also look at a place to live in LV, the place is Borgata condominium. I'm from the east coast, I have been in the restaurant industry for last 13 years. As of last year, I've switched career to financial advisor, but I am going to a family situation, I don't want to stay here anymore. I have always consider going west for once in my life to live. Now is the perfect time for me to go, I've decided to head to LV. I do understand servicing industry is the best there. It'll be great if you could help a fellow newcomer in LV. If you could here is my email address(philong8@yahoo.com) so you can contact me if you like. I can move anytime now. I have couple of more thing I have to take care of before I am heading out. Thank you in advance...

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21 Dealer in Las Vegas, Nevada

27 months ago

JK in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Servers, bartenders, cocktail waitresses, valet parking, table games dealers, busboys(some make over 60k per year here in vegas believe it or not), bellhops(50-60k per year carrying luggage!), butlers, banquet servers, strippers, limo drivers, club hosts,etc etc etc... All these jobs are very easy to get and make more money than most people w/ college degrees! The problem: the people that move to Las Vegas do not look at the big picture. This is a city based on TIPS.
Tip jobs make the most money and are the most available.

I agree JK. I first moved to Vegas in 2008 and found a job within 2 weeks as a receptionist. I was let go after 2 months. The economy went bad and I was not able to get hired anywhere. After 4 months in LV, I moved back home to Cali. Times were still hard and I couldn't find a job back home. I was unemployed for about 2.5 years. I was horrible. Luckily my family helped me through it! I got a call from a relative (who lives in Vegas) in 2011 who wanted to help me. They said I should try to be a blackjack dealer in a casino. I knew nothing about dealing, but I took the loan and started school the first day I moved down here. I worked hard for 4 straight weeks, and learned as much as I could about the game. I applied online for a dealing position and was called a few days later! Passed the audition and was pre-employed! So, within 5 weeks of moving to Vegas, I learned how to deal and got a job! =)

I've been a dealer for 7 months now and I love it!

I hope someone reads this and realizes that employment is possible, just like JK mentioned. Tip jobs are the best to apply for! 9-5 jobs are harder to get around here, especially if you're looking for the matching pay you would get in your hometown.

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Sftballmom301 in Henderson, Nevada

26 months ago

I worked for quest diAgnostics for 9 years in California still trying to get hired here is it because I am over 50
I just don't get it 9 yrs experience with one company? Any suggestions anyone

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

26 months ago

TO: Sftballmom301 in Henderson, Nevada"]

I hate to confirm your suspicions, but yes, it very well could be that you are over 50. I know, that is age discrimination but companies are walking a fine line in not hiring older workers and still not violate age discrimination laws. They will come up with many excuses, all legit, to not hire an older worker with experience. One being salary. People over 50 have had THE worst time finding work, with new college grads coming in right after the older workers. It sucks, I know. But keep trying. Something may come up. Maybe look in another field perhaps. I was in the legal field for almost 30 years; I now do home care for seniors. The pay is not much but it's a job area that is growing and is not age discriminatory. And it's rewarding.

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Love2ocean in Henderson, Nevada

26 months ago

Well, I am in my early 50's. Left Florida after I got laid-off after 5 years! And came to Las Vegas with a friend. I was looking for a job for about, 9 1/2 months..While I was collecting unemployment.., Every single company turned me down! Including Airline Industry where I have got 12yrs Experience. It was not because of my age ; Which I thought it was first. It was simply being unemployed at that time...My last two job fairs I remember were with Walgreens and a prominent Security Services company. I got a call from both companies at the same time, while I was having an Airline Interview! They both asked me to have drug test on the same day! I chose security company over Walgreens.And I believe I made a good decision, at that time...After 6 months I landed on a government job, while being employed, which was actually related to my Airline Industry background. Having said that, yes it is possible to get a job anywhere but (casinos )..I strongly believe that. Therefore, wishinng you a Good luck , dont give up and please keep looking ..

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sftballmom301 in Henderson, Nevada

26 months ago

Thank you so much I really appreciate that. I guess the job market is just very tough right now. Gives me hope hearing your story. I have only been her about 7 weeks. I just dont know why Quest has not rehired me. I may go higher up but I am afraid to makes waves and ruin my chances of getting a job at all.
Again thank you for the words of encouragement. Where can I find out about job fairs?

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Love2ocean in Henderson, Nevada

26 months ago

I may suggest to sign up with las vegas journal newspaper for job fairs coming up. Also, go to Henderson JobConnect Government Agency before 12 pm. (where you will sit by the computer assigned to you and look thru
The binder with full of job descriptions, so you can check by entering the code of the specific position)
In addition, create an account with www.indeed.com and you will be notified as a first person for the position you are looking for. Dont discourage yourself, be positive always. Something down on the road will be waiting for you.
Ps: Please dont waste your time with the casinos, they will not hire our age group! All best to you.

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sftballmom301 in Henderson, Nevada

26 months ago

Thank you for your kind words I have to have faith something will come up I appreciate your advice also thanks again!

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

26 months ago

sftballmom301 in Henderson, Nevada said: Thank you for your kind words I have to have faith something will come up I appreciate your advice also thanks again!

Love2Ocean made a good point on not being able to get a job because one is unemployed. I KNOW that is so illegal but it is true. My niece works at a recruiting firm and their corporate clients very rarely will interview someone who has been unemployed for any amount of time. If push comes to shove, get even a part time job at one of the department stores just so you keep your employment going until something better comes along. Don't give up. Look at every option. And yeah, the casinos won't hire anyone over 50.

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sincitydude in Las Vegas, Nevada

25 months ago

For me the best way to get a good job is go to a temp service agencies like "Eastridge Temps" they are one of the best, with good jobs. They sent me to work in Human Resources at a casino. My job was to file papers, and answer phones. I proved myself as a hard worker and a fast learner and they hired me as a full-time employee. I worked my way up to be the Employment Manager. Before this I worked in sveral companies doing diferant duties some I liked and some I hated, but the choice was mine where I wanted to work. Some jobs lasted just a day some a week or two and some where months long. try them its a good start.

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erik in Wilson, North Carolina

25 months ago

I'm about to move to LV with my friends, I'm from the country but have lived in cities before, I have tons of food industry background, as well as customer service. I even bartended for a few months, how easy would it be for me to find a job?

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Juzam in Berlin, Germany

25 months ago

I'm from Germany trying to find a job as an apprentice over here at the moment, but i do want to prepare for the worst case scenario.
I want to move to the US sooner or later anyway, so why don't just move now? (btw, I am German and US citizen, so no green card or visa i have to fight for). Las Vegas isn't my first choice, because my family lives in Germany and all over the east coast. But from what i read and hear, Las Vegas really has lots of jobs compared to the rest of US or europe. But do I have any chances at all? I have "Abitur" in Germany which is related to a high school diploma, went to university (mathematics), but wont finish. Then i had to do "Zivildienst" which is a job you have to do for around 9 month, if you choose to not go to "Bundeswehr" (Army)
Now i'm working as a temporary employee in retail sales.

I'm not picky at all when it comes to jobs as long as it gives money to live. But when i look for jobs over the internet i mostly get "experience in the field for x years" or "college degree" and so on....

Ain't there any apprentice jobs in LV?
Is there anything else available for ppl moving to LV from outside the US?
Any advice/ suggestion appreciated.

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sftballmom301 in Las Vegas, Nevada

25 months ago

I am a phlebotomist I worked in Calif for 9 yrs thought it would be easy to find a job I was discouraged and thought it was because if my age 54but I didn't give up you going kids apply onine but follow up with a phone call I did that and hr for the company I got hired for is in phoenix I would call every few weeks don't give up! Keep on applying. I am happy to say I got hired started a job this week. It takes time just apply to jobs everyday and follow up with emails also look on Craigslist they post jobs. Apply to jobs daily. Lots of retail jobs online. Good luck to you all! God Bless and hope our economy changes soon.

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tose in White Lake, Michigan

24 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.

Have you ever thought that maybe your emotional stability might be bleeding through during interviews like cheap white cotton? Why move to Las Vegas on a whim? common sense would tell you that a texas drawl and thhhaaaannk yall is not gonna work in the home of the hustler. Its dog eat dog. Keep trying but you need to quit that "my life stuff" nobodys gonna hire a quiter anyway. Go wait tables

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Archie in Las Vegas, Nevada

24 months ago

did that loser end up killing himself? i don't feel sorry for him if he did, lot of people were going through the same things back then and just kept going instead of taking easy way out...

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champ in Las Vegas, Nevada

24 months ago

Uri in Medford, Oregon said: 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.

Well, Go for it, dude!

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awill063 in Lutz, Florida

24 months ago

JK in Las Vegas, Nevada said: oh and i had a grammatical error "i much success.".. are u going to correct me on that too?...unbelievable.. telling someone that they will fail and drive home crying is not cool.. who do you think you are?.. no wonder you failed here.. LOL

JK do you think you can email me I am considering moving to vegas...female cocktail server :)))))...redhotredcarpet@gmail.com

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texaslady in Austin, Texas

23 months ago

I love Las Vegas!

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ITS ME in Las Vegas, Nevada

22 months ago

Lets not call him a loser. Its obvious he is having some kind of trouble and needs some professional help.

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ruth medina in Los Angeles, California

22 months ago

i will be moving to vegas in JAN. Im scare of moving there and not finding a job
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ruth medina in Los Angeles, California

22 months ago

I will be moving to vegas in Jan. Im scare of moving there and not getting a job. any one with advice.
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Adam in Laguna Niguel, California

18 months ago

JK-curious, are you still a server? Do you still make good money and enjoy it? I have enjoyed your posts and advice. I have over 10 years experience in luxury properties in Orange County and am looking to move out there (I'm still at my job). I'm 28 and willing to work hard. The good: love working hotels, making connections, etc. The bad: no f & b experience really ; most of my expertise has been front office work. What's the likeliness of getting in a good tipped position in 2013? I know the SLS is opening up in 2014 but I am trying to find a good tipped position in the meantime. I'm not ripped so model and pool boy are out. Should I still try to use Vegas address while I apply? Any help would be appreciated if you're still on this forum!

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Adam in Laguna Niguel, California

18 months ago

JK in Las Vegas, Nevada said: btw those muscular barbacks, server assistants make sick money.. sometimes $500 a shift just stocking ice and getting more bottles for the waitresses.. the tables at the clubs costs 2-3 grand each minimum.. and the cabanas at the wynn cost 20k just to rent out one day...you can imagine the tips you make...
You said you have customer service / sales experience.. but do you have any restaurant experience at all? Security is not all that.. you won't make much..

JK-curious, are you still a server? Do you still make good money and enjoy it? I have enjoyed your posts and advice. I have over 10 years experience in luxury properties in Orange County and am looking to move out there (I'm still at my job). I'm 28 and willing to work hard. The good: love working hotels, making connections, etc. The bad: no f & b experience really ; most of my expertise has been front office work. What's the likeliness of getting in a good tipped position in 2013? I know the SLS is opening up in 2014 but I am trying to find a good tipped position in the meantime. I'm not ripped so model and pool boy are out. Should I still try to use Vegas address while I apply? Any help would be appreciated if you're still on this forum!

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

18 months ago

I haven't posted on this thread for a while. I actually left my serving job at wolfgang puck's Cut steakhouse around April to pursue a different career to see if I would like it. I took a job in VIP services at the rio and also the Cosmpolitan hotel... I was a butler(basically you take care of all the highrollers). Butlers used to make 100k+ per year, but after the recession, alot of highrollers went broke and also dont tip as well anymore. I worked both jobs.. cosmo 4pm-12am.. and rio 12am-8am... i was barely making 100k with both jobs working 80+ hours a week. Great money, but absolutely no social life.. and i was exhausted..when I was serving, I was making 70-100k per year in fine dining working only 40 hours a week max..so I made a decision in November that I'd start looking for a good restaurant to work in as a server again. Luckily, in December there was a job fair for Nobu at Caesars Palace. Its very famous worldwide.. super high end japanese peruvian fusion cuisine. I went for that aggressively.. it was tough though. There were 500 people at the job fair but I aced my interviews and I got hired as a Food Server. So basically I quit rio, im keeping cosmopolitan part time, and I'll be working at Nobu as a server Full time.. the money is definately in Food and Beverage in this town...
Some other opportunites: they also just opened a 5-story club called Hakkasan at MGM grand..i heard it will be the largest night club in the world. They were looking to hire over 200-300 people for this restaurant/night club... it will be the new hot spot in vegas.. Also, its estimated that there will be 30-40 new restaurants opening in Vegas in 2013.

As far as hotel jobs like front desk, concierge, marketing,etc.. there are jobs, but you won't make a lot of money. I've said on this thread many times that tip jobs are the way to go in Vegas. You can be a busboy and buy a house here. Its unreal!

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Adam in Laguna Niguel, California

18 months ago

Thanks that helps a lot. Makes me wish I had more experience in F&B but I'm not giving up. It's inspiring to see that you work so hard and can make great money if you do.

Hakkasan looks awesome, I'm going to try to get my hands on any tipped positions I can out there.

I still have a job (right now I'm making 50, 000 as a manager -weak) but I would like to have something already set before leaving. If I can make 15-20K more eventually, I''ll be happy and get a house, etc. My goal is just to work hard and feel somewhat successful.

Thank you again for replying. I will take whatever help I can get. Appreciate it.

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L in Las Vegas, Nevada

17 months ago

I would discourage anyone from moving to Las Vegas. The casino culture that lives throughout the city is horrible.
I would suggest performing online research for cities slated with growth. Especially cities with multi faceted industries. I.e. Austin, Tx. The only reason I am here is for my daughter. As soon as I can, I plan to move away.

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J V in Las Vegas, Nevada

16 months ago

Not sure why so many people are determined to try and make it in the service industry. If you have almost any type of college education your chances are pretty good at getting a lot of jobs here. The locals that live here are lazy and perfectly content collecting there $200 a week unemployment checks. If you want to try to get ahead maybe try to put get your foot in the door early at a start up company that has vision. If you want a recession proof job try commission sales, although if you have no work ethic I wouldn't recommend taking on any type of sales job.

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Jacqueline in Jersey City, New Jersey

16 months ago

I am a travel nurse with a Nevada license and my husband has 20 years experience in NYC in Catering and event management with a bachelor's degree. When you work as a travel nurse your housing is paid for tax free(up to a year). We are thinking of subletting our apt here whilst I work there and hubby looks for a job there. If he can't find anything we still have our place here and since we both work as subcontractors/freelance we would have jobs to come back to . I lived in Vegas in the late nineties before I was a nurse and I know how tough it can be to get a job in the hospitality industry even if you have tons of experience. But I did love living there. I figure if we go back and he can't find anything at least we won't really be LOSING anything and we won't have to worry about rent.. Worth a shot.

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Chris in Des Moines, Iowa

16 months ago

JK in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I haven't posted on this thread for a while. I actually left my serving job at wolfgang puck's Cut steakhouse around April to pursue a different career to see if I would like it. I took a job in VIP services at the rio and also the Cosmpolitan hotel ... I was a butler(basically you take care of all the highrollers). Butlers used to make 100k+ per year, but after the recession, alot of highrollers went broke and also dont tip as well anymore. I worked both jobs.. cosmo 4pm-12am.. and rio 12am-8am... i was barely making 100k with both jobs working 80+ hours a week. Great money, but absolutely no social life.. and i was exhausted..when I was serving, I was making 70-100k per year in fine dining working only 40 hours a week max..so I made a decision in November that I'd start looking for a good restaurant to work in as a server again. Luckily, in December there was a job fair for Nobu at Caesars Palace. Its very famous worldwide.. super high end japanese peruvian fusion cuisine. I went for that aggressively.. it was tough though. There were 500 people at the job fair but I aced my interviews and I got hired as a Food Server. So basically I quit rio, im keeping cosmopolitan .

What can you tell me about first moving. I hear applying when you get down there. My background is being a policeman. I know lots of security down there but lower pay. My normal pay is 54k a year. I am fine not being a cop again, actually prefer it. What do you guys know about good security companies, bike patrol, mobile patrol, management.... also I been looking for good places rent in Summerlin. I like find 2 bedroom high rise, fairly affordable with good view. I like be away from strip but with nice strip view. My little brother will be heading off college in LV, and heading there to protect, and support him, along with nice fresh warmer start.

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Andrew in Australia

14 months ago

Hi guys and gals, I'm a male from australia who is looking to move to Las Vegas as I have a desire to be a repossession agent. My girlfriend and I love what we have heard about this city and have been doing research for a long time in how to move from newcastle Australia to Las Vegas NV. She currently works as a cook and I have worked as a security officer for over 20 years and a also have all sorts of licenses from private investigation licenses to truck, motorbike and of course the car license and currently applying for a tow truck job here for the experience. We are currently looking into visas with a few different visa companies as we are told that's how we start to get permission to live there.i would like to become an American citizen. If anyone could give me advice as to where I could start to look for jobs as in networks as I have researched a lot of blogs regarding living in Las Vegas and things related to the workings within Las Vegas. If I get granted permission to live there I'd want a job lined up of course and I'm told that I could finds companies that can help you get a green card by employing you while we're here.Is this possible with Las Vegas companies? All advice would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day folks. Thanks :)

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Andrew in Australia

14 months ago

Andrew in Australia said: Hi guys and gals, I'm a male from australia who is looking to move to Las Vegas as I have a desire to be a repossession agent. My girlfriend and I love what we have heard about this city and have been doing research for a long time in how to move from newcastle Australia to Las Vegas NV. She currently works as a cook and I have worked as a security officer for over 20 years and a also have all sorts of licenses from private investigation licenses to truck, motorbike and of course the car license and currently applying for a tow truck job here for the experience. We are currently looking into visas with a few different visa companies as we are told that's how we start to get permission to live there.i would like to become an American citizen. If anyone could give me advice as to where I could start to look for jobs as in networks as I have researched a lot of blogs regarding living in Las Vegas and things related to the workings within Las Vegas. If I get granted permission to live there I'd want a job lined up of course and I'm told that I could finds companies that can help you get a green card by employing you while we're here.Is this possible with Las Vegas companies? All advice would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day folks. Thanks :)

Just to add folks I'm not specifically looking for security work that's just my background I would be interested in any work field as long as I could pay my bills that's all that matters to me.

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Roz in Gary, Indiana

14 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


Hey Troy I know I'm late r u ok?

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ccrydr in Las Vegas, Nevada

13 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

Hey Troy,

How can you afford a computer? I have a good job but don't have a computer at home, tv either...

Have you tried joining the labor union? plumbers local?

You may not get a job doing what you want to do but, barring any physical problems, if you want to work, you can get a job.

Another job option is medical billing or go back to school. There are tons of programs for displaced workers. Look up on State adn Government web sites. Call the local colleges.

All trades offer loans to train you...cooking schools, jewelry schools, etc...all you have to do is ask...

C C
good luck

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SS in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 months ago

I moved to LV cause my husband's job. I have been experiencing more than 10 years in high end fine dining on the cruise ship and New York, but after sending out almost 500 resume online and open call seemed I do not get any return call for interview yet. I consider a very good worker and always got compliment from my previous guest but now I start suspecting that they do not hire me cause I am 40 and Asian female? Also I heard that you got to know someone to be hired. Is that true? Any suggestion? I am desperate now after 7 months no job.

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

10 months ago

what kind of asian are you? what language do u speak? I only ask because you should be a butler if you speak any type of chinese dialect.. mandarin or cantonese in particular.. Butlers in LV make decent money... the requirements are fine dining experience and bilingual....

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badgirl

6 months ago

Hey Im a native of chicago illinois . Ive been living here for over 20 years. I attend a community college for early childhood education so I can be a preschool teacher. Ive a very hard time getting hired clean record no criminal history. I can only get hired as a substitute teacher or a teacher assistant only 5-10 hours a week. Which makes it impossible to pay bills? I heard from lots of people las vegas is the best place to be to teach any age. Its easier to hired. Always looking for full time teachers. Plus, the housing is very cheap so its easier to live out there. I do not want to come out to vegas and be disappionted that Ive a hard time getting hired! I dont want to be underemployed or unemployed. Is it easy to get hired as a teacher in vegas or is it easy to get hired any place period.

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MG in Las Vegas, Nevada

6 months ago

randy/las vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada said: wynn las vegas still has 3000 openings available. Don't give up its out there.

I hate Wynn with passion! I heard from many people who worked there, not only they were mistreated also discriminated! I applied for a position, which I was over qualified, I was not hired, instead, male ones got the position! So, please dont waste your time!

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MG in Las Vegas, Nevada

6 months ago

Chris in Des Moines, Iowa said: What can you tell me about first moving. I hear applying when you get down there. My background is being a policeman. I know lots of security down there but lower pay. My normal pay is 54k a year. I am fine not being a cop again, actually prefer it. What do you guys know about good security companies, bike patrol, mobile patrol, management.... also I been looking for good places rent in Summerlin. I like find 2 bedroom high rise, fairly affordable with good view. I like be away from strip but with nice strip view. My little brother will be heading off college in LV, and heading there to protect, and support him, along with nice fresh warmer start.

Securitas for me the top Security company, second will be AlliedBarton! Dont waste your time for the rest!

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Danny in Las Vegas, Nevada

5 months ago

I moved here and found a job in 2 months. decent paying starting at 38k. I now am a assistant manager and making around 45k. lots of jobs here dont be fooled. just have to pick and choose and keep applying. job fairs all over the place. if your not to picky, you will find one.

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DanaT in Bronx, New York

5 months ago

Danny in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I moved here and found a job in 2 months. decent paying starting at 38k. I now am a assistant manager and making around 45k. lots of jobs here dont be fooled. just have to pick and choose and keep applying. job fairs all over the place. if your not to picky, you will find one.

Hi Danny ~ I am coming from Toms River Nj and for obvious reasons the job things
Is our biggest concern. We have friends out there we visited and absolutely fell in love
With it, so I am in the middle of figuring out life plans :)
Any suggestions on finding a job? I have been working for the same attorney for 12 years now
My husband has a good job as well here in jersey. Just wondering did you go to any specific
Place or website?? What line of work are you in??

Thank you!!
Dana

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plebaron in Las Vegas, Nevada

4 months ago

I hate to agree with most of the postings but it is true -- it is next to impossible to get an in-person interview let alone a job. Everything is computerized so the only differentiation that employers want are the "buzzwards" that gets their attention. Experience means nothing - if they can get someone with a BS; MBA; or knowledge in the alphabet world of IT software then they may have a chance. That's one of the big problems here - the rest of the world understands that experience is something to be desired and sought after but not here in Vegas - they would rather have a bunch of no nothing degreed employees and then they wonder why the bottom line doesn't change or why their employees only can think in straight lines. Multi-tasking and the ability to think outside the box does not exist here, especially in the gaming industry.

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buyerdjones in New York, New York

4 months ago

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and just recently left. I never really had a hard time finding work, however, I never wanted to work in the casinos, not because they were a bad place to work but because there was a time when you had to be a union member to work in the casino's and I never wanted to have to work where someone told me I had to strike. Now most of the casino's only have unions for certain departments. I do know that when you join the union you will be put on an extra board, which basically means that you will have to work at different places and may not work everyday, until they can place you in a full time permanent position. I worked in the food industry, the first job I had I worked for a food broker, the broker I worked for was bought by a larger broker and then downsized. But that lead me to work as a buyer for a major casino.
People posting that you have to have connections to get a good job are not telling the truth, especially these days. Back in the day it was all about who you knew, but now casinos are run by corporations, (the worst of all evils)and it's all about the best resume. The reason it's hard to get hired is because there are thousands of applications on file and hundreds per day going into H.R. with all those choices it's all about giving the resume that stands out the most. If you know someone you get to bypass the drawer of resumes they keep on file and get an interview with the department supervisor or whomever hires for that department, but that doesn't even say much if you can't pass a background check, or credit check. you see one hotel owner decided that people with bad credit are theft risks and set that standard for being hired. Now it's being practiced all over the country. More and more people are not getting jobs because they don't have a certain credit score, or because they have a mark on their criminal background. I worked graveyard for 7-11 for 2 years and waited for my chance to get into the casino.

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buyerdjones in New York, New York

4 months ago

I just wanted to add that the only reason I started working in the casinos was to get the medical benefits. The job I worked for them was stressful because of department directors trying to keep their jobs. Casinos are cut throat places to work. There is always someone trying to keep their job and looking to make you look bad to do it. The best jobs to have in a casino is a dealer or related jobs. you get minimum wage plus tips, but if you like to play cards or dice it can be fun. The only thing is the dealer schools are pumping out dealers like breading rabbits. Bar tenders do well too. (if you cad deal with drunks)but again the schools are pumping them out too. There are good paying jobs there, you just have to look in unusual places for them.

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kettouejy in Pasadena, California

3 months ago

I moved to Los Angeles 2 years ago from Boston and life's been so difficult. Everything is more expensive, I can barely afford a 1 bedroom apartment. It took me 6 months to get a full time job and Im paying double what I used to pay for a 1 bedroom without all the perks and ammenities. I am tired! I have been thinking about moving to Vegas for the longuest. I am really worried about moving there because of the job situation. I have been in banking 2 years and I am an accounting major. I have been accepted @Cal State LA and SDSU to get my BS in Accounting. I only have about a year left :(. But I really want to move away because life is too expensive up here. I am wondering what type of jobs should I apply for before I move to Vegas? or should I even consider it? If I move I will also attend UNLV to complete my degree. Please help!

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Christina Genovese in North Las Vegas, Nevada

1 month ago

Hello everybody I need to tell you something about moving to Vegas , i've been here from 1998 . Firstavel you can not go by one person's success story or failure , all of us we have total different personalities and this is one big factor that involve finding a job in Vegas . If you have the energy for it and you are a big BS you will do very good in Vegas .

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J in Las Vegas, Nevada

1 month ago

randy/las vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada said: wynn las vegas still has 3000 openings available. Don't give up its out there.

If your Asian or female.

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J in Las Vegas, Nevada

1 month ago

awill063 in Lutz, Florida said: JK do you think you can email me I am considering moving to vegas...female cocktail server :)))))...redhotredcarpet@gmail.com

Are you using that email to get jobs too...

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J in Las Vegas, Nevada

1 month ago

Meme in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Go to this site www.wynnlasvegas.com This is the best!!! you get all the answers. Drinks are free.

Wynn only hires Asians and good looking women.

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AshleyDee in Arlington, Texas

7 days ago

I have an interview with the city; I must admit you guys have me pretty bummed about even trying. But I have been unemployed here for the past months and I need to get to work; Vegas is a place that I wanted to live because of its low cost of living and close proximity to fun attractions. In Texas 4 hours is close proximity.

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