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Marco in Helsinki, Finland

56 months ago

Well,for myself i can say that i've never made a lot of money, i've never been to college etc. I'm a tradesman, and in Vegas i always made a little less than in most other States (i lived in 8 different States, ALL GREAT!) even for my trade profession i'm so thankful to all those Americans who thought me (later on i tought others too) that it's difficult to put it in words.....? I can only thank you all,and not only for work-vice but in life, all that GREATNESS that i always felt there,it was somewhat magical, so from my perspective it was so much more than the dough i was making, but that's important too and you all deserve decent wages! I really hope things turn around sooner than later, ASAP! Good luck!

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

56 months ago

Marco: It IS people like you and your profession that keep this country running. A college degree is useless at times and there is nothing wrong with just plain old fashioned hands-on work. What would we do with out people like you - who would fix our cars, our air conditioners, our washers and dryers? Or fix that roof or the cracked driveway? Or help build that fence or that deck? Or on a grand scale: our homes or those casinos? Nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. In fact - be proud!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

56 months ago

I agree with Mandy, it is people like Marco, my father, his father, his father, and the rest of my family that has been in the country before it was a country, that made it the great country that it is today.

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Marco in Helsinki, Finland

56 months ago

I think that for most part people in America are proud naturally, no matter what they do,(i'm an American at heart) i always felt that folks never looked down on me and i certaintly never looked down on anyone else! That bigger picture in America is hard to explain how and why,but its just so great that whole 9yrds that i'll never get over those great times i had all over the U.S. I did move many times to new cities and back to old ones, and i can't even pick a favorate, they were all equally great! It's that American Spirit that has landed man on the Moon and other bigger than life events! Take care you all!

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bambam in Henderson, Nevada

56 months ago

dee in Montclair, California said: 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.

Don't work for MGM Mirage. They don't value good employees and they will dump you as soon as they feel like it for no good reason. Unless of course you are protected by the union. But it is a heartless company that squeezes you for everything you have and doesn't provide rewards, advancement, or job security.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

56 months ago

bambam in Henderson, Nevada said: Don't work for MGM Mirage. They don't value good employees and they will dump you as soon as they feel like it for no good reason. Unless of course you are protected by the union. But it is a heartless company that squeezes you for everything you have and doesn't provide rewards, advancement, or job security.

Wait until City Center starts laying off half of those hired for those 12000 jobs!!! Judging by past new casino openings - it should start by March!!!

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bambam in Henderson, Nevada

56 months ago

You are right! It may be even sooner than that. While the design for City Center is supposed to mimic the buildings in a large city, cities like L.A., New York and Chicago actually have multiple industries to support businesses there. I think it will crumble.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

56 months ago

bambam in Henderson, Nevada said: You are right! It may be even sooner than that. While the design for City Center is supposed to mimic the buildings in a large city, cities like L.A., New York and Chicago actually have multiple industries to support businesses there. I think it will crumble.

That's the talk out there, some of it from construction workers who worked on the project. I heard a lot of short cuts were taken when building it. Vegas cannot handle building those "Big City" high rises. In NY, LA and Chicago - the foundation of the high rises usually go down 4-5 stories. You can't do that in Vegas because of the ground. Hey, they can't even build houses without construction defects, why should we believe they can build high rises? I wouldn't want to stay there, let alone work in any of the buildings. I believe it is haunted, too. TOO many died while it was being built.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Exactly! City Center already has epic failure inked in blood all over it! Mark my words...it won't change a damn thing for the 1000's who are still out of work in hopes of even getting some kind of real job there. Everyone by now on a national level knows just how bad Las Vegas, NV really sucks from as far east to as far west. It's still ground "0" for any real career growth. Has I clearly stated in a prior post you better be semi-retired, military, or fully retarded before you think your going to really get someone here. And if you think your really getting somewhere by filling out all those online applications in hopes of getting a casino job your clearly wasting your time. I out grew this $hit hole in the first 2 years.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

55 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Exactly! City Center already has epic failure inked in blood all over it! Mark my words...it won't change a damn thing for the 1000's who are still out of work in hopes of even getting some kind of real job there. Everyone by now on a national level knows just how bad Las Vegas, NV really sucks from as far east to as far west. It's still ground "0" for any real career growth. Has I clearly stated in a prior post you better be semi-retired, military, or fully retarded before you think your going to really get someone here. And if you think your really getting somewhere by filling out all those online applications in hopes of getting a casino job your clearly wasting your time. I out grew this $hit hole in the first 2 years.

Actually a LOT of people I have talked to since I have been back in Illinois have no idea Vegas is the $hithole that it is. But they also don't fully realize people live there and not everyone works in a casino! They think everyone that lives in Vegas works at a casino. I usually inform them that since 2008, there are at least 10,000 unemployed casino workers in Vegas right now, maybe more, plus another 30,000 from other jobs that are unemployed. That is why Vegas is second to Detroit in unemployment. People have and will always have the mentality that Vegas is Party City and the streets are paved with gold and there is only the Strip and nothing else. And real people don't really live there.

I read this week that the State is thinking layoffs for a lot of their employees because of budget shortfalls. The County and the City have to hurting since so many people are no longer paying real estate taxes or sales tax because of foreclosures, people leaving the city, etc. It is going to be a LONG time before Las Vegas bounces back for EVERYONE, not just the casinos on the Strip.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Mandy in Rockford, Illinois said: Actually a LOT of people I have talked to since I have been back in Illinois have no idea Vegas is the $hithole that it is. But they also don't fully realize people live there and not everyone works in a casino! They think everyone that lives in Vegas works at a casino. I usually inform them that since 2008, there are at least 10,000 unemployed casino workers in Vegas right now, maybe more, plus another 30,000 from other jobs that are unemployed. That is why Vegas is second to Detroit in unemployment. People have and will always have the mentality that Vegas is Party City and the streets are paved with gold and there is only the Strip and nothing else. And real people don't really live there.

I read this week that the State is thinking layoffs for a lot of their employees because of budget shortfalls. The County and the City have to hurting since so many people are no longer paying real estate taxes or sales tax because of foreclosures, people leaving the city, etc. It is going to be a LONG time before Las Vegas bounces back for EVERYONE, not just the casinos on the Strip.

I agree Mandy, but the turnaround will come quicker if the powers at be go after other companies to relocate here that aren't in the Casino business. I know for a fact the 5 major, over 25,000 employee base, bought land here back in 2001, but have yet to build on their property. Want to know why? This city isn't interested in having companies who want a "Real" educated workforce here in LV, they want to keep the Pole and Lap Dancers in business, as well as gaming. They don't want to build computere, networks, software, or hardware products!!!!!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Yes, they want a failed industy then. I hate this place and I have the money to now move out to Texas or back to Florida once my lease is up. Mandy, thank you for your reply. How are things for you now in Illinois? Did you see a change for the better over time compared to this $hithole? I mark my calender everyday hoping for something better and nothings changed here.

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

I am actually applying for positions in CA and will continue to commute, as I have done for the last 5 yrs. The only issue stopping me from moving back to CA is the housing and tax bases of home ownership. Jobs pay quite a bit more there then they do here, even though the cost of living is only about 20% less here then in CA. I have interviewed for positions similar to the ones in CA, like the one at the Aria, and the pay for someone with my experience was about $150k less the I was making on my last job in CA.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

55 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Yes, they want a failed industy then. I hate this place and I have the money to now move out to Texas or back to Florida once my lease is up. Mandy, thank you for your reply. How are things for you now in Illinois? Did you see a change for the better over time compared to this $hithole? I mark my calender everyday hoping for something better and nothings changed here.

It's COLD back here in Illiois and how I miss my patio in Vegas! If had the patience AND the money, I probably would have stuck it out for another year in Vegas. But as it stands now -it is going to take longer for Vegas and the State of Nevada to bounce back from this recession/depression than any where else in the country. Even in Detroit, the car makers are trying to do their best to keep going (thanks to our tax dollars) but at least it's a start. The casino industry is arrogant. They think they can exist in any kind of economy. Well, they were obviously proven wrong this time but they will not give up that attitude. They KNOW the rule the roost in Nevada and will continue to do so until the politicians quit kissing their asses. I read on another message board that 5 tech companies bought land in the Vegas Valley way back in 2001 but have not done anything with it yet. No names were mentioned but my guess is they are sitting on the land - waiting to see what happens. Of course, if any decide to sell, some arrogant home builder will want to build 12000 homes on it!!! There aren't enough people in Vegas any longer to buy or fill the houses they have now.
I feel sad for the whole place beause I did like living there, I loved the weather but like I mentioned - I don't have the luxury of hanging in there until things get better....IF they get better. Vegas will never see the "boom days" again. It will just become another city in the desert with no decent jobs.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

55 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Yes, they want a failed industy then. I hate this place and I have the money to now move out to Texas or back to Florida once my lease is up. Mandy, thank you for your reply. How are things for you now in Illinois? Did you see a change for the better over time compared to this $hithole? I mark my calender everyday hoping for something better and nothings changed here.

My other post was too long and I got cut off. I keep track of what is goin on in Vegas on a daily basis. I was a legal secretary (well, still am!) and there is absolutely NOTHING out there in Vegas. I find it amusing that some of the jobs I interviewed for in the spring and summer popup once in awhile seeking someone for the same position I interviewed for! My experience obviously was worthless to them, and now they are still looking!

I have gone on interviews here but right now it is a slow time because of Christmas. But judging from articles in the paper and in the want ads, things aren't as dismal here as they are in Vegas. I actually did apply for a job at one of the casinos on the Illinois side (I live on the Illinois/Iowa border in the Quad Cities - on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi!). But on further thought, you have to take the interstate to it and after the snow and cold we had last week, I'm not so sure I want to travel the 14 miles in that kind of weather even though the interstate gets salted immediately. But until I get a call from the casino, I don't have to worry about it!!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

As most of you may have guessed, the Casino Industry will monitor this site and will probably make all of the posters on this site "Personas Non Grata", and they will find out who most of us are!!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Those Casinos can kiss my sweet a$$! There not even giving me a job or chance to start out at the bottom so I pi$$ on all their graves.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

55 months ago

Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada said: As most of you may have guessed, the Casino Industry will monitor this site and will probably make all of the posters on this site "Personas Non Grata", and they will find out who most of us are!!

LOLOLOL They ought to be praying that City Center does well for ALL of the Strip or else - more financial trouble ahead for, what is it - the TWO big casino owners on the Strip - MGM and Harrah's.

Contrary to an article that was in the Sun about Aria being booked for the future Someone did research and there are so many rooms to be had for the next 6 months at that place! TPTB are trying so hard to put a positive spin on City Center and Vegas. Most people do not realize how bad it is in Vegas; they still all believe there are jobs a plenty and people are making a $hitload of money working in teh casinos!!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Mandy,

Our views and thinking are alike in so many ways. I strongly feel the same way about Las Vegas, NV I don't have time to wait around on this dust bowl to change. I can't accept failure because Las Vegas, NV is one. I often pick up a Sunday newspaper but find nothing in it useful other then using to wipe my a$$ with it for the entire week.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Mandy,

Our views and thinking are alike in so many ways. I strongly feel the same way about Las Vegas, NV I don't have time to wait around on this dust bowl to change. I can't accept failure because Las Vegas, NV is one. I often pick up a Sunday newspaper but find nothing in it useful other then using it to wipe my a$$ with it for the rest of the week.

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Marco in Helsinki, Finland

55 months ago

Mandy you're right about the weather........lol!!! Damn, i got that same problem....HAHAHA....LOL!!!!!! Uh,uh!!! Well, when it's real hot in Vegas it can feel too much too?! Heh....too hot, too cold?! I know the feeling! It's a bad situation that recession and it's global, i guess it's now real bad in Vegas (i still love it there!) There was so much const.work for trades for so many years that it finally got cought up, the gain was based mostly on newcomers, they say it's happening to Fla too, that the State has grown so much because so many people moving in,and i guess it has slowed down now, i lived there too and it was really great there too, i gotta say that in total, i've lived in 8 States and i've had a great feeling in all of 'em, i think America has a real good basic down to earth feeling and you guys are JUST GREAT! P.S. America's also such a powerhouse that things will get better for all of you!!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

I know one things guys! INDEED LAS VEGAS, NV SUCKS THE MOST! I WANT TO TAKE A MASSIVE DUMP ON ALL THE CASINO'S H.R. DEPARTMENTS THAT I WASTED MY TIME APPLYING FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS WITH. I WOULD ALSO SERVE UP GOLDEN SHOWERS FOR ANYONE WHOM HAD THEIR MOUTHS WIDE OPEN TO ACCEPT!

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doubler3000

55 months ago

I move down here 1 year ago from nyc and I still can't find no jobs I put a lot of app out there still no one call me vegas is hard place to find jobs unless u no someone.well sometimes I think I sould go back home because I just wasting my time in this dumped

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Xtlman in Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

The casino industry in Vegas is the absolute hardest industry to get into. It has nothing to do with what you know and everything to do with WHO you know. If you are involved in the construction trade, the union is really the only way to get a starting position. State positions have undergone cutbacks and are ready to have more cutbacks in the form of additional mandatory furlough days (currently 1 day/month soon to go to 2 days/month). The economy will not pick up here until probably second quarter of 2010, and then it will be minimal at best. Private health care is the ONLY industry that is growing. Until the banks and financial institutions are forced to loan money again instead of hoarding it, the situation will become no better and will probably deteriorate until that point.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

doubler3000 I've been here for 1 1/2 and it still sucks a$$ compared to anywhere I've ever lived. This place is a failure not you mate. I would suggest move back home and know your roots and what networks you have open to you. I think you will find success anywhere else but here. As for me this place is a rinse and repeat!

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Mandy in Moline, Illinois

55 months ago

doubler3000 said: I move down here 1 year ago from nyc and I still can't find no jobs I put a lot of app out there still no one call me vegas is hard place to find jobs unless u no someone.well sometimes I think I sould go back home because I just wasting my time in this dumped

You may be better off going back home. Nevada is a "one horse town" as far as employment goes - gaming. At least in NY, it is a diverisifed economy with more than just one business or corporation running the show. Also, the cities back east, and when I say "east" I mean anything east of the Mississippi (excluding Texas) are showing some signs of recovery in each individual State. Nevada will never see that until, as I have said many times, the State gets out of bed with the casino industry. I doubt that will ever happen. The casinos run the show.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Exactly, diverisifed economy is a no go for lost wages, NV jst put your life and wants on hold if you plan on living here. Just another trucker resting area with big lights. At least you won't miss when you shoot...

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Shoot your load on the wall of shame that is lol!

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strato58 in Newark, New Jersey

55 months ago

damn, ive recently thought of moving out to LV from NJ....Work is slow up here too...After reading this now im not so sure about it. Ive always loved LV when visiting.

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Marco-Ray in Helsinki, Finland

55 months ago

Yo New Jersey guy! I know what you're saying, i kept going back to Vegas again and again, i lived there 4 dif.times, now i haven't been there for many years but like i've said,it was really great out there, that Vegas athmosphere,that feeling of lot of people coming there from E.coast to W.coast to make it happen, i'm telling you it was great, just damn if i could roll back the clock i'd be back in time (Vegas) in a heartbeat! ROLL THE DICE AND TAKE YOUR CHANCES (you got two chances of winning, slim and none, and slim is outta town,hahaha...movie line) now,that's if you gamble! But if you take chances in life like that, i don't think you gonna lose, at least myself i gained a lot with Vegas Experience! Well,i had a blast with my American Experience,the greatest of all for me!!

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strato58 in Newark, New Jersey

55 months ago

Now is the time to move with real estate prices being so low out there. I still have to work though. Im a real estate appraiser and am slow here in NJ. I wonder if there is any work in this field out there...??

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Mandy in Moline, Illinois

55 months ago

strato58 in Newark, New Jersey said: Now is the time to move with real estate prices being so low out there. I still have to work though. Im a real estate appraiser and am slow here in NJ. I wonder if there is any work in this field out there...??

If you're slow in New Jersey - you won't be working at all in Vegas!!! Vegas, you know, is No. 1 in foreclosures in the country; it has the second highest unemployment rate next to Detroit. I guess it would be an easy job appraising real estate in Vegas since everything is under $150,000!!! And that's in the higher end communities!!!

I would stay put or check out another state to live in. Maybe in 5 years, Vegas will bounce back. Maybe. Odds are ANY east coast city will begin recovery years ahead of Las Vegas.

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Janis in Roseburg, Oregon

55 months ago

diamond in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Please STOP!Who paid you to say this,for base on your spelling, how did you get the job,let me guess,it's you're young,thin,and full of c--.

I made the mistake of moving to Oregon from Vegas last year and trust me I regret it! We are moving back to Vegas in May because I have been offered a job. Yes they want me to move from up here back to there there for a job. There are people everywhere that can't get a job but I never have a problem, I work in the casino industry I am 35, thin and a modest B cup. I also have a good attitude, work ethic and I'm not a bad speller. It might be helpful for you to work on your interview skills or loose a few pounds and get a boob job and a better attitude. If this is not helpful there are other places with more opportunities, feel free to leave Vegas and take a few people with you. Have a nice day.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Folks just do your research on where the jobs are and you will come soon to find out it's not in Las Vegas, NV of all places. There's no industry here! A casino hopeful you are and they will not even look at you unless your Spanish with a P.H. D in mopping floors for 5 years or more! Their a real ball buster out here in this rare nitch who's going to know who and how can I get that job market! No wonder locals hate this place. I always hear someone trying to deface the welcome to fabulous Las Vegas sign.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

No jobs! No real motive to move here let alone keep on trying to tell yourself it will change which it should have done been doing 5 years ago. This town is ran by a bunch of clueless retards! If your still here after 2 years with no job then why waste what life you been given to stay longer? I sure the hell won't be one to allow it to happen before I pick-up and leave this $hit hole!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

No jobs! No real motive to move here or even want to desire to stay longer! If you keep on trying to tell yourself it will change which it should have been doing 5 years ago. This town is ran by a bunch of clueless retards! If your still here after 2 years with no job then why waste what life you've been given to stay longer? I sure the hell won't be one of those who will allow this to happen before I pick-up and leave this $hit hole! I wake up everyday as if it was a nightmare and I'm back home only I'm still stuck here in SIN CITY!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

SIN CITY PART: 2 Yeah, so wake the hell up and move! Why even try even when you do it will get you nowhere in this town? A point to be pointless! Now that makes alot of since doesn't it! That's Vegas for ya!

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

Hey!!!!

I thought that this was a forum where we could all exchange ideas, gripe, and tell everyone what our thoughts are/were about our experiences in the Las Vegas job market. Being derisive to our fellow job seekers, those that have found jobs, and those that either live here moved or want to move, are moving back to LV have as much a right to express themselves as those of us that are being negative about our experiences here!!!!

I agree with quite a bit about what is being said here, but not being able to find a job here in LV doesn't mean that I don't like it here. I have worked most of my adult life outside of where I was born and raised, which is California (not Cali), and continue to work in CA because I can't find a position that pays anything close to what I can earn there. That being said, the reason I moved here was to seek employment back in '2, unfortunately my experiences with Casino HR has been horrific, to say the least. They remind me of the mindless, paper pushers that used to work in manufacturing environments back in the early '70's when HR didn't have a seat at the proverbial table. Keep your comments coming, both negative and positive, maybe someone in at the 'Table' will read them and try to make changes in the near future.

For the person who states that if one has PhD and speaks Spanish who mops floors, at least that person is working. Let us not forget that other then the original native languages here in the southwest; Spanish was the first European language that was spoken in this part of North America, before English. Let's relish in the fact that if it had not been for the Spanish Speakers who came here ahead or other Europeans, this part of the country may still have been wearing leather coverings and moccasins!!!

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

If your Spanish or Filipino your hired to work on the small island they call the Las Vegas, NV strip! Go for it! Look around, I don't see alot of white folks fit for the positions their hiring for. I mean who else are they going to hire for pennies on the dollar? Buddy, I made $10,000 in three months working online selling my own products and services and not a penny earned from it came from Las Vegas, NV So me waiting around on a casino to hire me is like me taking a fat a$$ $hit for 3 months! No thanks! Casino's can't pay me the kind of money I can make working for myself now! And even if I did get an interview I would just take my spread sheet earnings for December 09 and throw it in their fat faces since they want to compete with so many candidates for one $hitty position their hiring for with five thousand hopefuls to fill the position. HA! HA! HA! At least they would know what exactly I've been doing with my time for the last 3 months vs. some blow Joe who hasn't done a dame thing other then set around playing with them selfs. Come on, what else can you say about Las Vegas, NV other then it's a complete dumb! Not only does it have a low rating it also sucks in just about every other category such as health care, crime etc. Should I keep going down the list??? :)

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Janis in Roseburg, Oregon

55 months ago

3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: Folks just do your research on where the jobs are and you will come soon to find out it's not in Las Vegas, NV of all places. There's no industry here! A casino hopeful you are and they will not even look at you unless your Spanish with a P.H. D in mopping floors for 5 years or more! Their a real ball buster out here in this rare nitch who's going to know who and how can I get that job market! No wonder locals hate this place. I always hear someone trying to deface the welcome to fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Do your research before you move anywhere! and it's usually tourist who are trying to deface the sign along with the rest of the city! It does keep street sweepers employed

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Guerotomas in Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

I happen to know that there are plenty of people who aren't Spanish or Filipino, who work in the Casinos doing the 'dirty work'! It just so happens that my type of experience and education are beyond what the Casino Industry are willing to pay, if they can find someone with the years of Labor Relations experience for $42k, the best of luck to them. I believe that you need to do more extensive research regarding crime, unemployment, health care, etc., in other cities before you condemn Las Vegas so readily. Try looking at the statistics for Richmond and Oakland, CA, for instance.

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Xtlman in Henderson, Nevada

55 months ago

Fuzion.......if you have such a poor opinion of the place, why stay here. Is is the meager 3K a month you make selling your own items or do you just enjoy spewing negativity all over the board. This town was once booming in a variety of industries other than gaming (though the majority supported the gaming industry). This town is an icon of Americana, and like most places has its ups and downs. With limited industry the down cycles take longer to emerge from, but historically this is really the worst one of the history of Vegas, and it took a near depression to bring it to its knees. We will slowly come out of it, since what does not kill us only makes us stronger. You name me one state that has so much open land and recreation opportunities available with hundreds of thousands of acres of land accessible to the public. Vegas has historically been and will continue to be one of the toughest places to make a living in. This is still the frontier. Only place more untamed is Alaska. When I first started posting to this forum it was designed to be for the Best Companies to work for in Las Vegas. There are quite a few non-gaming compaines here that treat their employees well. So how about focusing on what is good about this place that a million or so of us call home.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

I see your point, I only hate this place because of the job market. Hell, where I'm from they throw jobs at you! Here they hang it over your head like a carrot treat!
Sadly, they also pay alot less and for that I plan on moving once the lease is up. Why settle for sloppy joes when back home I have a steak dinner waiting for me.
I don't want to put my life and needs on hold here like so many have. I will just go above it and seek success where I'm needed and it's not here. By any chance I get stuck here longer I will seek a non-casino position. Let's hope it doesn't come to that of all things.

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Xtlman in Henderson, Nevada

55 months ago

Over the last year this place has gotten extremely tough, for both casino and non-casino type projects. I work environmental engineering and have been unemployed for 6 months but have just recently been getting calls as the engineering firms are beginning to add back the key staff that they reduced over the last year or so. Health care is the biggest private employer currently in the state. The mining industries of northern and central nevada are beginning to staff back up a little at a time, and even the home builders like KB, Pulte and Pardee are selling off their little non-contiguous tracks of land to bank money for upcoming development. Pulte Homes large development at Coyote Springs is now forecast to start selling homes in the second quarter of 2011. Believe me, I am used to making 80+K a year plus bonuses and am negotiation for a 40K a year job, but within 2 years, will begin to see life come back to this sleepy little borough. For me personally is the challenge of being able to make it in a tough environment, cause if I can do good here, other places are like cake, though I do plan on being gone within 4 years as soon as my better half gets her 20 in with the state.......thinking either Idaho or Alaska.

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

My brother and wife are both engineers in Lincoln, NE and they do not feel the hardship like this place. Las Vegas, NV is a ball buster! I wish I had moved to Huston, TX where the unemployment rating is only 8% Many companies there are hiring and there's also a variation of industries to choose from unlike here. I hope I can not wait around here since this industry of Casino business doesn't apply to me. I'm very business minded and I don't like wasting my time here with Casino's and their old way of doing things. I don't have time to care of give a rat's a$$ how they want to go about it. You apply for a casino job no hire, no paperwork, no notice of selection,. Even local business are nearly the same. I have 12+ Years in the IT industry which really isn't getting me anywhere here. I hope I can reach my projection of $10,000 more dollars in funds so I can leave this $hit hole place in the dust....

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3dfuzion in North Las Vegas, Nevada

55 months ago

You will succeed with the tools you've been given and the surroundings in which you live in. This does not apply to Las Vegas, NV of all places.

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Xtlman in Henderson, Nevada

55 months ago

Fuzion...have you been to the NVAPPS webiste to look for an IT position with the state. Currently there are several positions open. Here is a link for anyone interested 'nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/admin/Home.aep'. An account is not needed to browse the jobs but to create a resume you have to create a free account.

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Xtlman in Henderson, Nevada

55 months ago

Climber.com also has several IT positions on their website

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bambam in Henderson, Nevada

55 months ago

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?

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Maxz in Chisinau, Moldova, Republic of

55 months ago

hi! I am a student of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Chisinau, Moldova, seeking a job in Las Vegas. I wish exceedingly to have the opportunity to see the U.S., to see how you have fun, how beautiful it is there and how difficult to realize you alone in a foreign country, only with my own forces!
please help me to get in the U.S., by providing a job for me, because W & T companies don't have jobs to Las Vegas!
i realy want to travel to Las Vegas, and to work there for summer.

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