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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

bambam in Henderson, Nevada said: I, too, would like to hear positive comments about any work experiences people have and the companies that are good to work for. I have heard secondhand that Zappos is a great company to work for as is Whole Foods Market. Any others anyone?

Whole Foods is a grocery story, an over priced store at that. Minimum wage pay at best to start out with. Zappos is STILL located in I believe Henderson, but how long will it stay there? And yes, they are one of the best Las Vegas has to offer, but my guess is they are not hiring. Low overhead here in Vegas.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Yes, Las Vegas is clearly in the spot light for being one of the hardest hit places to find work! Folks read up here>www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jan/04/stories-behind-statistics/ Need I say more...

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Elect New Politicians in Nellis Afb, Nevada

63 months ago

It is true that getting a job in Nevada is hard. I know a friend of mine who is drop dead gorgeous and with minimum highschool education and she got a job ASAP at one of the night clubs. Meanwhile, having an advance degree, experience in administration and legal sector....I am still unemployed. I got the "your over qualified" or "underqualified" or "need more certifications" type of answers usually after the job interview. Is there ANY JOBS OUT THERE THAT IS RECESSION PROOF??? i would hate to go back to school and rack up student loans if i can't get a job afterwords.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

Elect New Politicians in Nellis Afb, Nevada said: It is true that getting a job in Nevada is hard. I know a friend of mine who is drop dead gorgeous and with minimum highschool education and she got a job ASAP at one of the night clubs. Meanwhile, having an advance degree, experience in administration and legal sector....I am still unemployed. I got the "your over qualified" or "underqualified" or "need more certifications" type of answers usually after the job interview. Is there ANY JOBS OUT THERE THAT IS RECESSION PROOF??? i would hate to go back to school and rack up student loans if i can't get a job afterwords.

Your friend's job won't last forever. You don't say which night club!! Many are questionable. But no offense to your friend - THOSE are the jobs that are plentiful in Vegas if you are beautiful, have fake boobs, not to bright, etc. But then - this IS Vegas!! Oh another recession-proof job - being a call girl (or guy!!). There is ALWAYS a market in Vegas for that and it doesn't matter what you look like or what shape you are in. Some schmuck will pay the money !!!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

The only recession proof career in today's labor market, is the medical field.

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ACGA in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I have looked with Whole Foods, Macy's ect, no one is hiring. I was told in an email from Macy's I di dnot have the experience to work there even though I am a previous employee with a manager who begged me to stay but I was moving. Whole Foods said the same thing when I applied for their cashier position even though I have sales, stocking and cash handling experience. I am not really sure what is going on.
I worked for a very reputable company in LA as an office admin, and it means nothing here. One job tried to screw me over hiring me as a part time EE but scheduling me full time so I would not qualify for benefits. The staffing place put me in a position I was not qualified for and when I gave it a try and could not keep up they were actually pissed at me.
This is really just silly here and Craigslist? What a joke.
Oh and the best was a job in the arts I am qualified for but I was not peppy enough. Peppy? I have been job hunting for 3 months, you pay $11/hr (which I will take) and you want peppy?

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guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Have you tried Kohl's, Target, Sears, etc. Some of them are hiring but you have to apply online first.

And, yes you do have to be "peppy", in any job that you do/acquire. That is how you get ahead in business, if you don't like the job, don't take it. If all you want is a foot in the door then apply elsewhere within the company for higher paying jobs, then "peppy" is how you have to be/act. Even if you take the job just until you find something that is what you want, or that pays higher wages. You still have to have a "can/will do" attitude. NO employer wants to hire s person that is not excited about the position they are hired to do!

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needhelp in Staten Island, New York

63 months ago

I had 2 parttime jobs I just lost one now I cant pay my rent my friend in Las Vegas who has a job at one of the casinos wants me to come to vegas to stay with her until I find a job is this a good idea? I'm 55 years old does my age make a difference in my being able to find work?

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guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Look, most people won't be honest with you and tell you that age doesn't make a difference, but it does. Jobs are difficult enough to find here, but with the right type of experience, all you need is persitance. When you apply, don't limit yourself to jobs that require your type of experience, reinvent yourself and use your experience to work on your behalf. Combine the experience that you do have, and match it with job descriptions that you see in advertisements. Also, for positions that local businesses have posted and apply; then find out who the hiring manager is for that business and drop by the business and ask for them specifically. If s/he isn't available, leave them a note with a copy of your resume.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

needhelp in Staten Island, New York said: I had 2 parttime jobs I just lost one now I cant pay my rent my friend in Las Vegas who has a job at one of the casinos wants me to come to vegas to stay with her until I find a job is this a good idea? I'm 55 years old does my age make a difference in my being able to find work?

STAY IN NY!!! Vegas is VERY AGE DISCRIMINATORY. However, if you have enough money to live on for a year or two (and I am NOT joking about having money for at least a year) - don't even think about it. And others here will back me up on that. There is NO WORK in Vegas. Casino work is "iffy" at best; it is never permanent. Not anymore anyway. Your friend should be thanking his/her blessings that she still is employed. Seniority don't mean $hit in Vegas either no matter where you work.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

My balls itch......

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ACGA in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Dude, I am peppy but I am also a professional not a dim witted air head looking to use her chest to get ahead. I am sorry but I have a brain. I can give you peppy and professional but most just want an idiot they keep keep at a low pay without benefits. They want a 'look' I could accept that IF it is retail. I am not talking retail. I am talking front desk position for a non profit company. And no, no one was even close to peppy there. They wanted someone who looked like money and drove a nice car to draw in money. Unfortunately like most I am doing my best.

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guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Being "Peppy" is only one of the attributes that one needs to find and keep a job in Las Vegas. The other is knowing someone, or where the real jobs are. The unfortunate piece in all of this is the economy, which as we all know, is not very healthy. Try reaching out to the Southern Nevada Human Resources Association and ask if they can provide you with contacts so that you can network with the HR folks. There may be some agencies like AppleOne, Manpower Professional, Ultimate Staffing, Integrity Staffing has the contract to place people at Zappos.com.

I hope that this helps.

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nevadahomeboy in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I have lived here since 1978 as a union sheet metal mechanic (Local 88), DOD sub-contractor (E. G. & G Special Projects with a very high level DODssbi clearance that I still have to remain true to and I hold a certified general real estate appraisal certification. I study the market in Las Vegas and in Nevada in general everyday. I cannot make ends meet myself and I have a BBA, which I got in Nevada. My family has been in Nevada for generations. This town grew up way to fast etc. etc. etc. The only place in Nevada that appears to not being hit as hard is Elko County, and that it is because of the gold mines. In my opinion, the dust has yet to settle and the overall situation is still very shaky. I wish success to all those who are really doing their best to obtain a good job. Good Luck & God Bless

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joan reekie in Woodway, Texas

63 months ago

Does anybody know anything about working at Ken's Foods in Henderson? My husband has a job interview there soon. We presently live in Texas but we are originally from Massachusetts. Just curious about the atmosphere at Ken's.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

All I can say is don't quit your day job to move to Las Vegas, NV for anything. You will be highly disappointed with the results in turn. This is ground zero in living color so wake up! This nation is facing a great economical recession since the great great depression. What you really need to be asking yourself is how will Las Vegas, NV ever rebuilt a better tomorrow when all around the world the recovery process is at nearly a stand still. Those days and nights of wining and dining are long gone and at best a rare luxury for those that do come to pay a visit for business or pleasure. If your like me I out grew this town and only use it for a central home base hub to run my own business. Anymore I just don't give a $hit about who's got an opening at a Casino or call center anymore. I just focus on what I know and apply it and succeed without working for someone else for less.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Hey, the Shady Lady ranch is looking for male prostitutes. Maybe some of you can get to work sooner then later...LMAO! :)

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

joan reekie in Woodway, Texas said: Does anybody know anything about working at Ken's Foods in Henderson? My husband has a job interview there soon. We presently live in Texas but we are originally from Massachusetts. Just curious about the atmosphere at Ken's.

That's nice your husband has an interview but as 3dfuzion says - do NOT leave where you are living now to move to Las Vegas. And let's face it - Ken's Foods??? It's not even a chain store like Albertson's or Smith's. It's a grocery store. A local store. Not something that is viable enough to uproot yourselves and move for, that's for sure. Sorry I'm being so blunt, but it wouldn't even be worth it. Las Vegas has all the big stores, including Walmart's, and the above-mentioned stores. Plenty of competition. My guess is they would want your husband to work a 40 hr week and he still would be considered "part time".
Just stay put.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

TO JOAN IN TX

I googled Kens Foods. Here is the website www.kensfoods.com. It seems they are a food manufacturer and not a "store". We've all seen the products in the store. I would say have your husband go on the interview but think long and hard on moving to Vegas.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

I believe that if you had done your homework, you would have discovered that Kens Foods is a company the has 2 divisions. 1 division is their Food Service division, the other is their Retail Grocery Products.

Don't confuse the person by telling them that the company it's a Grocery Store, which it is not. Do your homework before you give a person advice on whether or not to move to Las Vegas. This economy will turn around, it may take some time, but it will turn around.

It all started back in 1941, when Ken and Florence Hanna decided to open Ken's Steak House in Framingham, Massachusetts. Steaks, of course, were going to be their specialty. But both Ken and Florence wanted something special to serve alongside. That something was a great salad, tossed with an even greater dressing.

According to Ken, "It got to the point where our salads were probably more popular than our steaks. And pretty soon people were asking why I didn't put the salad dressing in a bottle and sell it." Friends of Ken did exactly that, and an entire company was born. Frank and Louise Crowley started the business of Ken's Foods® in their kitchen in 1958 based on the house dressing served in the restaurant. Today the company has plant operations in Marlborough, Massachusetts, McDonough, Georgia, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

As the years have gone by, Ken's Foods has grown far beyond that original Italian dressing. We're still a family owned and operated business. But today, between our Retail Grocery Products and Food Service divisions, we produce and package over 400 varieties of dressings and sauces.

A lot of people also come to Ken's for custom-made dressings and sauces. Others, like Paul Newman, even bring in their own ideas for dressings, and ask us to produce and bottle them.

When it comes to business, many say there's no such thing as a recipe for success. At Ken's, we happen to disagree.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

63 months ago

Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I believe that if you had done your homework, you would have discovered that Kens Foods is a company the has 2 divisions. 1 division is their Food Service division, the other is their Retail Grocery Products.

I googled Ken's AFTER my original post. I didn't mean to mislead anyone, as you well know since I've been posting here for a while and know first hand how awful it is in Vegas in finding a job and try to be honest. There was no reason for you to be condescending. I bet you knew nothing about Ken's FOods until YOU googled it, too!!!

I did read the whole website. I see their salad dressings all the time. I don't know how good they are though since they never have what I ususally purchase as far as salad dressing goes.

I apologize to Joan in TX. I SHOULD have done my homework first. And if you read my second post, I suggested her husband GO on the interview but think long and hard about relocating.

PS Before googling it, I never heard of the place or that it was in Las Vegas.

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joan reekie in Woodway, Texas

63 months ago

Thank you to those who answered my query. My husband is actually going on an interview for the manufacturing end of Kens, not the grocery store.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Thank you for your quick note, and yes, I did know quite a bit about Ken's foods, since I interviewed with them just prior to them opening up their manufacturing facility here. I didn't take the job that was offered, because the pay was lower then what I would have earned by continuing to commute back and forth to CA.

My intent was not to be condescending, but rather to point out that Ken's isn't a Grocery Store. I didn't Google the Ken's, I actually knew how to access their web site, which provided me with their historic information.

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TC in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

My wife and I have lived here in Vegas for 10+ years, we worked for Bechtel/SAIC on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Watse Project.. Thanks to that idiot Harry Reid, my wife and I (along with 700 others) we laid off. This was back in Mar '09. We moved to Seattle for 6 months then came back because it was a tough job market there. We put out 3 resumes a day (15 per week) on average. We are looking for Data Entry, Records processing, Document control etc. Any helpful leads would be great.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I wouldn't move here for anything. If I lived in another state I would keeping my a$$ there. Hell, in Florida I could of purchased my first home but no I decided to give this dump a try which translated into nothing but a bunch of bull $hit! If all goes well by next year I plan on ditching this place like so many have done for the better. I'll take my chances in a larger market like Houston, TX Their doing far greater then Las Vegas, NV Once I move I do not plan on returning back here for anything. This place is just so weak for jobs and opportunity that it's unreal and humane. You will find all this out once you decide to waste your time here and just move out of the blue. For those that can land a good job that makes it worth the move to relocate I would say that's the best way to only relocate here. Don't come here unless you have a plan. I know how this place is so take it from me you will not be pleased with the results. I would also make the company is secure and willing to put down some money to obtain you in having you relocate. With that being said I rest my case.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I wouldn't move here for anything. If I lived in another state I would keeping my a$$ there. Hell, in Florida I could of purchased my first home but no I decided to give this dump a try which translated into nothing but a bunch of bull $hit! If all goes well by next year I plan on ditching this place like so many have done for the better. I'll take my chances in a larger market like Houston, TX Their doing far greater then Las Vegas, NV Once I move I do not plan on returning back here for anything. This place is just so weak for jobs and opportunity that it's unreal and humane. You will find all this out once you decide to waste your time here and just move out of the blue. For those that can land a good job that makes it worth the move to relocate I would say that's the best way to only relocate here. Don't come here unless you have a plan. I know how this place is so take it from me you will not be pleased with the results Vegas offers. I would also make certain that your company is secure and willing to put down some real money to obtain you in having you relocate here. They also have a lot of crappy Casino jobs here for dish washes, carpet cleaners and all that off beat crap no one wants. Las Vegas, NV is for pipe dreamers!

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

TC in Las Vegas, Nevada said: My wife and I have lived here in Vegas for 10+ years, we worked for Bechtel/SAIC on the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Watse Project.. Thanks to that idiot Harry Reid, my wife and I (along with 700 others) we laid off. This was back in Mar '09. We moved to Seattle for 6 months then came back because it was a tough job market there. We put out 3 resumes a day (15 per week) on average. We are looking for Data Entry, Records processing, Document control etc. Any helpful leads would be great.

Yeah, Harry Reid screwed up about Yucca Mountain. God forbid Nevada should have more employment opportunities other than gaming!!!

IF you could, would you leave Vegas for another city if you were able to find employment? My guess is you own a home and obviously, it is not a good time to sell right now in Vegas unless you can handle a loss so basically you have to stay put. I think that is the problem with so many people. They have no choice but to stay. Maybe you should start thinking of another game plan. Keep looking for work in Vegas but have an alternate plan in the making in case after, let's say, 6 months, nothing happens - you can proceed with Plan 2. Let us know what you decide.

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TC in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

We have thought about moving but we have family obligations here (very complicated). We don't own a home so we're not bound here by that. We only want to relocate as a very last resort. We could have taken jobs on the east coast but then again..family obligations and the east caost is to far away. The farthest we would move is a one day drive. We (my wife and I) have extensive experience in Gov type office work or office work in general, problem is there are a lot of others with the same (or more) experience also looking.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

TC in Las Vegas, Nevada said: We have thought about moving but we have family obligations here (very complicated). We don't own a home so we're not bound here by that. We only want to relocate as a very last resort. We could have taken jobs on the east coast but then again..family obligations and the east caost is to far away. The farthest we would move is a one day drive. We (my wife and I) have extensive experience in Gov type office work or office work in general, problem is there are a lot of others with the same (or more) experience also looking.

I doubt there will be any gov't jobs available in Nevada!! I'm sure the layoffs and/or second furlough day is looming very near in the future!

I understand the family obligations. I don't need to suggest looking in California or Arizona. I'm sure you'be done that!! I moved back home to Illinois in October because I couldn't find a job in Vegas. And I'm a legal secretary! It just doesn't seem the place for that kind of work.
Keep us posted.

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TC in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

We're not looking for Gov jobs.. it's just that the past 8 years has been in that environment. We're looking for any office type jobs..ie:data entry, document control, document scanning, etc. We could have stayed with our parent company if we wanted to relocate to Savannah, Charlotte, Maryland or overseas.. but that just doesn't work.
It's also a catch 22 with unemployment, we need to amke at least $14/hr (each) to break even.. anything less and we're loosing money.
Thank the Washington Bureaucrats for this entire mess...the death of the middle class.
No matter what employment is found, we'll all be working poor.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

TC in Las Vegas, Nevada said: We're not looking for Gov jobs.. it's just that the past 8 years has been in that environment. We're looking for any office type jobs..ie:data entry, document control, document scanning, etc. We could have stayed with our parent company if we wanted to relocate to Savannah, Charlotte, Maryland or overseas.. but that just doesn't work.
It's also a catch 22 with unemployment, we need to amke at least $14/hr (each) to break even.. anything less and we're loosing money.
Thank the Washington Bureaucrats for this entire mess...the death of the middle class.
No matter what employment is found, we'll all be working poor.

My unemployment comes out to be about $10.50 an hour. And I haven't been taking out taxes either because I would never be able to live on that!! It is a catch 22. Unfortunately, with the unemployment rate so high in Vegas, the prospects are dim. That's why I gave up and moved home. It's not too much better here, but at least I'm not homeless which would have eventually happened if I stayed in Vegas.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Everyone needs to really wake the hell up about this place. It's not anything you would expect it to be. Infact, it's totally opposite. Do some heavy research and have a game plan before you move here. Meaning if you can land the perfect job then go for it. If not your a blind damn fool thinking Vegas is going to throw down a magic red carpet and offer you anything.

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B in Tucson, Arizona

62 months ago

Monica in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Well Jessica,Theres work here but hard to find right now.I lived in Virginia in Hampton for nine months.Then I had to come home to Vegas.There's so many people moving here and it makes it hard.So it varys on what you do.

Just like Jessica, I am looking for work in Vegas. I will be moving out there the last week in February. I literally applied to 10 places today. Hopefully someone will call back. I have my degree in Sociology and Hotel/Restaurant but from what people are saying it looks like it depends on who you know. Anyone have suggestion on where is a good place to apply?

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

B in Tucson, Arizona said: Just like Jessica, I am looking for work in Vegas. I will be moving out there the last week in February. I literally applied to 10 places today. Hopefully someone will call back. I have my degree in Sociology and Hotel/Restaurant but from what people are saying it looks like it depends on who you know. Anyone have suggestion on where is a good place to apply?

Stay in Tucson!!! Or go up to Phoenix. DO NOT move to Vegas!! There is no work. For every job opening, there are at least 50-75 applicants, possible more than 100 for some jobs, including those who are not qualified for the position they are applying for which makes it harder for those who DO have the right qualifications.

Question: Out of the 10 places you applied to - let us know how many you hear back from. My guess maybe one, possibly two - that's if you're lucky.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

B in Tucson, Arizona said: Just like Jessica, I am looking for work in Vegas. I will be moving out there the last week in February. I literally applied to 10 places today. Hopefully someone will call back. I have my degree in Sociology and Hotel/Restaurant but from what people are saying it looks like it depends on who you know. Anyone have suggestion on where is a good place to apply?

BTW, "B" - that "Monica in Las Vegas" post is from 14 months ago as was the one " Monica" answered from "Jessica". LOTS has changed in Vegas in 14 months, ie the second highest unemployment rate in the country next to Detroit, THE highest foreclosure rate in the country and the list goes on and on and on.

And I know 14 months ago some of us here on this board still had jobs!!!

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B in Tucson, Arizona

62 months ago

Ok, sorry for not noticing when it was posted. I never use forums, so this is new to me. I'm not someone that has seen the hangover movie way too many times and thinks it would be "fun" to move to Vegas. I'm 25 with a Bachelors and my boyfriend is getting transferred there, so I need to find something in the way of work. So, if anyone has any actual suggestions as to where to maybe even try to get a job or even where to really stay away from that would be helpful.

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crownkat in Henderson, Nevada

62 months ago

mikelvnv in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Yes, Vegas is a tough town right now. The local paper recently had a story about how they were opening a new In N Out burger shop on the west side and hiring 20 people - they had 500 show up at the hotel for the interviews, and it was a rare rainy day and some people had to stand in the rain because they didn't have enough space in the hotel to put everyone. Harsh.

If I were thinking of moving to Vegas - unless you're a 20 something bouncy coed with breast implants and willing to blow the hiring manager to get a cocktail job - I'd say it's a simple decision. DON'T.

you are so right i have only found work for 2 weeks in 2 years i unfortunately have passed my sell by date, (47) i have 18 years local experience from dishwashing all the way through serving cocktails and bartender. i even went back to school to learn basic cookery and garde manger earning a B+ and an A i completed hospitality purchasing last may and cannot even land a fast food job, anyone know anyone that just needs a hard working loyal 40ish blonde tha still gets carded

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Let these damn fools move out here and waste their own damn time and money. Boy are they in store for a major let down. Go ahead I can't wait to see you posting on these forums on just how bad this $hit pit is. You will learn the hard way! To bad you don't listen ahead of the storm.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

B in Tucson, Arizona said: Just like Jessica, I am looking for work in Vegas. I will be moving out there the last week in February. I literally applied to 10 places today. Hopefully someone will call back. I have my degree in Sociology and Hotel/Restaurant but from what people are saying it looks like it depends on who you know. Anyone have suggestion on where is a good place to apply?

You will fail! Mark my words!

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

B in Tucson, Arizona said: Ok, sorry for not noticing when it was posted. I never use forums, so this is new to me. I'm not someone that has seen the hangover movie way too many times and thinks it would be "fun" to move to Vegas. I'm 25 with a Bachelors and my boyfriend is getting transferred there, so I need to find something in the way of work. So, if anyone has any actual suggestions as to where to maybe even try to get a job or even where to really stay away from that would be helpful.

Just make sure you both have the financial means to live on for at least 6 months if your boyfriend's job falls through and you can't find something. And 6 months is really not enough; ideally a year would be better. BTW - rents are higher than in Tucson. I have a friend who lives in Tucson and she was shocked at the rents. A one bedroom in a nice complex will cost you a minimum of $750. And be careful where you live. Stay on the west side near Summerlin.

Vegas is only fun for tourists!!! Those who live there can't afford to go to the Strip, go see shows, gamble, etc. It's a challenge just meeting necessary expenses like paying utilities and buying food.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

B in Tucson, Arizona said: Ok, sorry for not noticing when it was posted. I never use forums, so this is new to me. I'm not someone that has seen the hangover movie way too many times and thinks it would be "fun" to move to Vegas. I'm 25 with a Bachelors and my boyfriend is getting transferred there, so I need to find something in the way of work. So, if anyone has any actual suggestions as to where to maybe even try to get a job or even where to really stay away from that would be helpful.

If you don't mind my asking - what business is your boyfriend in? Hope it's not the casino business!!! Also, what kind of job do you have in Tucson? If it is a good one, do you think it will be worth relocating to Vegas and the possibility of months of unemployment?

Vegas is so limited on other businesses other than the casino industry that would employ people. Someone posted last week thqt her husband was going on an interview at Ken's Foods in Henderson (www.kensfoods.com). Check their website out; i think I remember that they were in need of people with college degrees. That is one bad thing about Vegas - and others here will back me up - if you have a degree, don't even put it on your resume, depending on what kind of job you are applying for. It's a town with an abundance of $8 an hour jobs because of the casinos and a degree doesn't mean too much. But try it anyway. You're the right age and maybe you, too, will find something. Can you bartend or cocktail waitress? And I don't mean that derogatorily either but that may be your only option.

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B in Tucson, Arizona

62 months ago

Thank you Mandy. Finally, some that has something to say besides, "You will fail" or "You will learn the hard way." We are fortunate enough to have savings that should put us somewhere between 8-10 months of "not working". That money is emergency money, so that's why I obviously need to find a job. We just got lucky and found a house for rent at the end of the strip near the M Resort for a great deal. 3 bedroom 2 bath and in a nicer neighborhood. And from the applications that I have filled out/sent in, I have 3 interviews set up in 2 weeks when I visit vegas. Thank you again for the advice!

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B in Tucson, Arizona

62 months ago

Thank you Mandy. Finally, someone that has something to say besides, "You will fail" or "You will learn the hard way." We are fortunate enough to have savings that should put us somewhere between 8-10 months of "not working". That money is emergency money, so that's why I obviously need to find a job. We just got lucky and found a house for rent at the end of the strip near the M Resort for a great deal. 3 bedroom 2 bath and in a nicer neighborhood. And from the applications that I have filled out/sent in, I have 3 interviews set up in 2 weeks when I visit vegas. Thank you again for the advice!

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

B in Tucson, Arizona said: Thank you Mandy. Finally, someone that has something to say besides, "You will fail" or "You will learn the hard way." We are fortunate enough to have savings that should put us somewhere between 8-10 months of "not working". That money is emergency money, so that's why I obviously need to find a job. We just got lucky and found a house for rent at the end of the strip near the M Resort for a great deal. 3 bedroom 2 bath and in a nicer neighborhood. And from the applications that I have filled out/sent in, I have 3 interviews set up in 2 weeks when I visit vegas. Thank you again for the advice!

Great about the interviews!!! Is it for positions that are for your education and experience? I'd ask where but I don't want to be nosey....and nosey on a public board to boot!!!

Keep us posted on your interviews. You actually got more than most people get.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Yeah, pink slips will soon follow after your hired. Have fun following a dead passion for a dead end casino job! I never want to work in that kind of unstable industry.
I hope all of them go under soon....

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Texas is where it's happening. 8.3% unemployment! The housing market isn't a bust! Vegas reminds of planet mars wasting away in the dark void. A complete waste of time!

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B in Tucson, Arizona

62 months ago

Goodness. Like I said I don't have a choice, I have to move to Vegas. My boyfriend is getting transferred there, so I have to find something. I'm not following a "passion" of any sort. I'm making do with what I have. I have a degree in sociology as well, but there's nothing really out there in vegas for that at the moment. Texas is where my boyfriend was getting transferred at first and then his job decided he was needed more in Vegas. Trust me, I would much rather be in Texas.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Yeah, pink slips will soon follow after your hired. Have fun following a dead passion for a dead end casino job! I never want to work in that kind of unstable industry.
I hope all of them go under soon....

With all due respect, no casino jobs were mentioned in "B from Tucson's" posts so I don't know what you're going on about. Doesn't sound like casino jobs to me.

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TC in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Yeah, pink slips will soon follow after your hired. Have fun following a dead passion for a dead end casino job! I never want to work in that kind of unstable industry.
I hope all of them go under soon....

ALL Industry in unstable... and to say "I hope all of them go under soon" regarding Casinos... is an idiotic remark from someone who doesn't know what the life blood of Vegas is.

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Marco-Ray in Helsinki, Finland

62 months ago

I gotta say that even though the unemployment rate's gotten high in Vegas, i think it's like close to 15%, that means basiaclly that about 85% ARE EMPLOYED!! So when you move out there you still got a fighting chance even though off course many of those 85% have been employed for a long time and in away your chances aren't exactly like that, if that makes sense? Anyhow, i think you might just do fine if you really try and i'm sure you do! And Vegas for sure is one of a kind town no matter what you compare her to! I've also been to Macao and Monte Carlo, Monaco and they're great too, but Vegas is "VIVA LAS VEGAS" Damn, i wish i had lived there when Elvis did his thing!!

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