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Goldngirl in Valley Village, California

65 months ago

almostnative in Las Vegas, Nevada said: You are absolutely right. Unless you know someone or know someone who knows someone - its is nearly impossible to get a job in any of the hotels/casinos here. I have been here for 25 years - and I don't know anyone who got a job in a hotel/casino that DIDN'T know someone. It is the way it is....

That is the way it is in MOST businesses!

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Judyito in Las Vegas, Nevada

65 months ago

Goldngirl in Rosemead, California said: Right on Mandy! Love your posts!

I beg to differ with you Mandy, this country was founded by people who spoke Spanish before they spoke English. As a 17th generation American, my family came here way before, as you say, have spoken English, and I still speak Spanish, along with English, Italian, French,and Hebrew. Not too shabby for someone who speaks Spanish!!! Don't be too quick to judge people, if the truth be there have been, and still are, many jobs out there that English speaks don't/won't take. Usually because they are hard, low paying(minimum wage), or too hot, too dirty. So investigate
Before you print, or listen to the Fox newscasters.

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Judyito in Las Vegas, Nevada

65 months ago

Goldngirl in Rosemead, California said: Right on Mandy! Love your posts!

I beg to differ with you Mandy, this country was founded by people who spoke Spanish before they spoke English. As a 17th generation American, my family came here way before, as you say, have spoken English, and I still speak Spanish, along with English, Italian, French,and Hebrew. Not too shabby for someone who speaks Spanish!!! Don't be too quick to judge people, if the truth be there have been, and still are, many jobs out there that English speaks don't/won't take. Usually because they are hard, low paying(minimum wage), or too hot, too dirty. So investigate
Before you print, or listen to the Fox newscasters.

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timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada

65 months ago

When talking about who founded this country.. does it really matter who spoke what?? It could have been little blue men from the planet pop-tart..so what..none of it matters. What DOES matter is that there is NO or (very little) border security (and if you think there IS go talk to somebody in Laredo TX)..some sections of the TX/Mexico border are more dangerious than the Gaza strip. Until these idiots in Washington wake up and institue REAL border security there will continue to be a flood of illegals (not just mexicans) coming across the borders and those same illegals will be taking the jobs of citizens. Washington created this mess and to solve it they decide to institue new laws against U.S. citizens. It's like having squaters in an appartment bldg because the doors and windows are unlocked and instead of locking them you just scrutinize the folks that already live there by forcing them to go through screenings and get enhanced Id's. Until people get sick of it and ACTUALLY start doing something it'll never change but get worse.
The mainstream media treats the common American citizen lite mushrooms... they keep us in the dark and feed us nothing but B*llSh*t.

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timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada

65 months ago

Judyito in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I beg to differ with you Mandy, this country was founded by people who spoke Spanish before they spoke English. As a 17th generation American, my family came here way before, as you say, have spoken English, and I still speak Spanish, along with English, Italian, French,and Hebrew. Not too shabby for someone who speaks Spanish!!! Don't be too quick to judge people, if the truth be there have been, and still are, many jobs out there that English speaks don't/won't take. Usually because they are hard, low paying(minimum wage), or too hot, too dirty. So investigate
Before you print, or listen to the Fox newscasters.

Sadly your flat out wrong...When talking about who founded this country (country being the United States) you have to say it was the original 13 British colonies in the "unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America" adopted by the "Representatives of the united States of America" on July 4, 1776". On November 15, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, which states, "The title of this Confederacy shall be 'The United States of America.'" The Franco-American treaties of 1778 used "United States of North America", but from July 11, 1778, "United States of America" was used on the country's bills of exchange, and it has been the official name ever since. The official language was English or 'The king's English',however, there is no official language at the federal level.

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Goldngirl in Santa Ana, California

64 months ago

almostnative in Las Vegas, Nevada said: You are absolutely right. Unless you know someone or know someone who knows someone - its is nearly impossible to get a job in any of the hotels/casinos here. I have been here for 25 years - and I don't know anyone who got a job in a hotel/casino that DIDN'T know someone. It is the way it is....

This is the way it is in most businesses...

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Goldngirl in Santa Ana, California

64 months ago

The Indian casinos in California seem like an option.
Just a suggestion.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

64 months ago

Judyito in Las Vegas, Nevada said: I beg to differ with you Mandy, this country was founded by people who spoke Spanish before they spoke English. As a 17th generation American, my family came here way before, as you say, have spoken English, and I still speak Spanish, along with English, Italian, French,and Hebrew. Not too shabby for someone who speaks Spanish!!! Don't be too quick to judge people, if the truth be there have been, and still are, many jobs out there that English speaks don't/won't take. Usually because they are hard, low paying(minimum wage), or too hot, too dirty. So investigate
Before you print, or listen to the Fox newscasters.

Back in the old days, people who came here LEARNED ENGLISH. THEY BECAME CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY DID NOT LIVE HERE EXPECTING EVERYTHING FOR FREE LIKE THOSE LIVING HERE NOW. Yes, America is the land of opportunity, but you gotta work for it. Our country wouldn't be so F'd up if we didn't have all the free loaders living here taking away from honest to God America Citizens - both born & raised and naturalized - no matter what language they speak. TOO MUCH money goes to illegal aliens. Our FIRST responsibility is to HELP those who are Americans.

BTW - the American Indians were here BEFORE the Spanish.

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HighVoltageBlonde! in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

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

$6.00 AN HOUR ~ ARE YOU OBLIVIOUS??? A UNION SERVER EARNS AT LEAST 14.00 PER HOUR PLUS......WAIT FOR IT.............TIPS!!! 401K, EIC, FREE MEALS, THE LIST GOES ON...WAKE UP! AND AS FOR "BLOWING" THE HIRING MANAGER PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED......THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF FEMALE MANAGER'S....GROW UP AND EDUCATE YOURSELVES!

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HighVoltageBlonde! in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Mandy in Rockford, Illinois said: Back in the old days, people who came here LEARNED ENGLISH. THEY BECAME CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. THEY DID NOT LIVE HERE EXPECTING EVERYTHING FOR FREE LIKE THOSE LIVING HERE NOW. Yes, America is the land of opportunity, but you gotta work for it. Our country wouldn't be so F'd up if we didn't have all the free loaders living here taking away from honest to God America Citizens - both born & raised and naturalized - no matter what language they speak. TOO MUCH money goes to illegal aliens. Our FIRST responsibility is to HELP those who are Americans.

BTW - the American Indians were here BEFORE the Spanish.

Free loaders...how about the "honest to God American Citizens" that are free loading, because "it's my right to collect welfare and unemployment(for years without actively seeking employment), how about the same turning their noses up at manual labor or "McDonald's" ~ let's face the fact that so many have a sense of entitlement and don't want to or are too lazy to even look for work! It's a full time job finding a job and most people don't even know or care to learn the basic skills to do that.... When looking at manual labor stops all around this city you will NEVER see a white person sitting there at 5:00 a.m. or 9:oo a.m. or noon looking for any type of manual labor for the day, nor many other races/cultures... The "SPANISH" are there! What does that tell you????? THEY ARE WILLING TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Educate yourself!

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HighVoltageBlonde! in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

Richard Glass in North Las Vegas, Nevada said: LOL! English/Spanish VEGAS still sucks a$$!

It sounds like any city you lived in wouldn't meet your expectations. Move if you're unhappy here. Options are limited for you I'm surmising. Stop pointing the finger and start pointing the thumb.....

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katharynholt in Henderson, Nevada

64 months ago

thats why i used to checkout "craigslist" all the companies use and abuse it. i finally went to an Agency, been working a year now

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

64 months ago

HighVoltageBlonde! in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Free loaders...how about the "honest to God American Citizens" that are free loading, because "it's my right to collect welfare and unemployment(for years without actively seeking employment), how about the same turning their noses up at manual labor or "McDonald's" ~ let's face the fact that so many have a sense of entitlement and don't want to or are too lazy to even look for work! It's a full time job finding a job and most people don't even know or care to learn the basic skills to do that....THEY ARE WILLING TO WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Educate yourself!

Since you have NO IDEA on what it is like to HAVE to go on welfare because your UNEMPLOYMENT HAS ENDED PERMANENTLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE EXHAUSTED IT ALL and even McDonald's won't hire you, don't thumb your nose at people needing help. It can happen TO ANYONE, including a "high voltage blond" such as yourself. Five years ago, I NEVER would have imagined the hardship I have endured the last 2 years - couldn't find a job (age discrimination is rampant in this country and that goes for anyone over 40 years old; it doesn't matter if you have experience or not), losing my unemployment permanently hence losing my health insurance and trying to make ends meet working a 20 hr a week part time job. Yes, there are freeloading Americans, but the majority have hit on very hard times the last several years. I have had to go for help with food stamps and my medical care and I Thank GOD everyday that those services were there for me. I had a career at one time. I lived in a beautiful 4 bedroom home in Vegas with a pool; prior to that had a great apartment in downtown Chicago and was making $50K a year. Last year, I was considered "poverty level" by the IRS. So your life can change with that pink slip (which I got in Las Vegas by the way). So get off your high horse. It CAN happen to you and you'd shut your mouth real fast.

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Sunshinegirl in Seal Beach, California

64 months ago

Good news! Things are supposedly looking up according to Auction.com.

www.auction.com/blog.php/_11-places-invest-2011

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Aee Jaa in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

It is so "FUNNY" that I've found this page. I found it by fluke. I had plans to build a web site with the same title, but I wanted to "LIST" the names of the EMPLOYERS one would work for so people would KNOW that to work for the listed employers is a quick DEAD END! NO STABLITY! Especially in a state that the law is "RIGHT TO WORK" Many people do not understand what that means. RIGHT TO WORK does "NOT" mean what it's entitled to make one belive. It is a law that overwhelmingly benefits the employer. It in no way helps the worker. One can be terminated for "ANY" reason under the sun. The RIGHT is the ability to seek work elsewhere. That's not a right it is a fact of reality.Until and unless people are in a "Legal Civilanized Union" that penalize employers by forcing employers that terminate for unfair reasons that are NOT detramental to the employer by loss of customers of monetary gain. That these employers would have to pay out of pocket monies that added to the unemployment money would equal 3/4 the prior pay to that employee. Until that kind of penalty is added to the law, no employer is fair in this city and state and in other cities and states. Until people gather together to force employers that get guranteed loans, and government loans to stay in business, to make these business' follow a fair termination policy's along with fair employment by race or gender. The math would be each 3rd caucasian(white)hired 1 American of color(black) due to the number of each race in the community. That is if the figures are correct in race population. So the page I was or is going to build is to give voice to the UNFAIRLY TERMINATED. Perhaps the solution is a job exchange program. I want to shine a bright light on the unfair employers in particular major compaines.

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Aee Jaa in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

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

If I were you I would not come.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

64 months ago

Aee Jaa in Las Vegas, Nevada said: If I were you I would not come.

I think the post from "Bradly in Calverton New York" is not current. Even if it was - he could do much better than being a security guard at the MGM Grand!!! Being a corrections' officer, with more education, he can become a cop! Starting pay is much better than working at the MGM Grand!

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Aee Jaa in Las Vegas, Nevada

64 months ago

No doubt, but we are now cutting some 40 cops in Vegas 38 in North Vegas.... As I said you do not want to come to Vegas.

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bronson in Westbury, New York

64 months ago

What do the job opportunities for young culinary professionals look like in LV? I attended culinary school in Manhattan and have been working in professional and prestigious kitchens in NYC and Long Island for 5 years. I am interested in LV simply because the cost of living is so ridiculously low compared to NYC or LI. Also, I am sick of the winter. Thanks for the info.

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katharynholt in Henderson, Nevada

64 months ago

The Plaza is re-opening in August, you should really join the Culinary Union here if you want work

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bronson in Westbury, New York

64 months ago

katharynholt in Henderson, Nevada said: The Plaza is re-opening in August, you should really join the Culinary Union here if you want work

Thanks for the tip.

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Kris in Annapolis, Maryland

63 months ago

timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Sadly your flat out wrong...When talking about who founded this country (country being the United States) you have to say it was the original 13 British colonies in the "unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America" adopted by the "Representatives of the united States of America" on July 4, 1776". On November 15, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, which states, "The title of this Confederacy shall be 'The United States of America.'" The Franco-American treaties of 1778 used "United States of North America", but from July 11, 1778, "United States of America" was used on the country's bills of exchange, and it has been the official name ever since. The official language was English or 'The king's English',however, there is no official language at the federal level.

Ummm...I believe she was referring to the people who inhabited the land before a bunch of settlers hopped off boats and started selling off pieces of land they did not own. All they people who think they founded this country are just a foreign as the mexican you'll were initially discussing. This was originally supposed to be a place where any and everyone could come to find better oppourtunites for themselves and their families. Now people like yourself and Mandy think that the country should be sealed off???? Seems pretty bizarre to me...

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timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Ok, so the country belongs to the people who were here first? the Native Americans and the mexicans and any other drifting people who stopped by and settled for while 'Before' all the people came over and 'hopped' off the boats. Hmmm that's the stupidest thing I've heard in a long time. Yes everybody who founded this country were foreigners just like every country in the world was founded by foreigners at one point or another.
I suppose you'd rather see the borders wide open and let every 'yahoo' from anywhere just come on in and set up shop? The problem is, there is NO border control. Try sneaking across the southern border of Mexico and see what happens, just about every other country in the world has strickter border policies than the US.
The bottom line is people come from ALL over (not just Mexico) illegally and then settle in and 'piece of crap' companies hire these people at lower wages to cut their bottom lines.
Hurting the actual legal citizens. Just the act of 'sneaking' into the country illegally is a federal crime the people who do, now think they have rights. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for people coming here and trying to make it better for themselves so long as they come here 'Legally' not sneaking in by the dead of night. If the Government was seriouse about national security they would secure the borders and ports to illegal entry, not devise way's to track and trace (and tax) the legal citizens who already live here, all the while chasing phantom boogymen and leave the borders whide open.

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mdhombre in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Hey! I agree with you 100% you made a very good argument and I have to merely agree. Quetion is ......what happens now?

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timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

What happens now? eventually people will get to the point were enough is enough and force change..either at the polls or sadly, revolution. There is a reason why the bureaucrat's are tring so hard to elimante the 2nd Amendment. That's the only thing stopping the Government from taking complete control. Yamamoto said Japan would not dale invade the US because - "there'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

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mdhombre in Las Vegas, Nevada

63 months ago

Ok so whats your point?

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Aee Jaa in North Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Sorry I can't agree, the problem is so very simple the issue in Las vegas and America is merley R A C E ! ! !

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timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Your all confused, the problem with Las Vegas - Nevada and the United States has nothing to do with RACE, RELIGION or anything similar.
The problem is the Federal Reserve system and the international banking cartel that controls the monitary system.

Remember this quote --
'Give me control of a Nations Currency and I care not who makes it's laws' - Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

If people woulf read their history.. Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act back in 1913 which took the power to print money AWAY from congress and gave it to the international banks in London. Later Nixon added the final nail in the coffin by eliminating the gold standard, essentially giving the Federal Reserve the ability to print money at their leasure with no checks and balances.

People should read the book - The Creature from Jekyll Island
Or google a film called - The Money Masters

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RICHIE

62 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.

DOES THE WYNN CURRENTLY HAVE A GAMING POSITION OPEN ? OR
ANYTHING INVOLVING THE SPORTS WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

RICHIE said: DOES THE WYNN CURRENTLY HAVE A GAMING POSITION OPEN ? OR
ANYTHING INVOLVING THE SPORTS WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

For one thing - this thread has been going on for upwards of almost 3 years. The post you are replying to may very well be old.

As far as I know (I have friends still back in Vegas) the Wynn does NOT have 3000 openings!! Maybe when they first opened but not any longer. It is VERY difficult to get jobs in the casinos especially the sports books. The casinos are constantly laying off people and even if you did snag a job, it would be part time and considering how the casinos operate, short lived.

I'd stay where you are. Vegas is not a very good place these days and only looking to get worse. If you have a job now, KEEP IT. Times are going to get really tough in this country in the future with unemployment getting worse. Now is not the timne to make a move unless you can afford to, ie have at least enough money to live on for a year.

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

This is not to brag, but I've been here less than 2 months and have been offered 5 jobs on the strip. Not everybody is meant to make it here in Las Vegas, but I believe I was. I currently work at the Palazzo and also the M Resort, and was offered jobs at cosmopolitan, caesars, venetian, and a few others. I'm new to Las Vegas, but from my short time lived here, I believe these are the keys to succeeding in this town.

-being bi-lingual (chinese-in demand,japanese,arabic,spanish)
-having 5+ years of hospitality experience (server,bartender,management)
-possessing a college degree in hotel/restaurant management
-gung-ho persistence when hunting for jobs(follow-ups in person are the key since everything is online)
-a positive and professional attitude
-if your a female you need to be extremely attractive(sad but true)

I've met locals that struggle. And some of you have posted on this thread. You all have common traits and these are some of them.

-no passion for the industry
-get comfortable with your current job
-complain about everything thats wrong with your job
-don't work well with others
-drink,party, or gamble too much
-do not possess the skills to network and meet people in "high places"
-lazy

The cost of living is dirt cheap here, gas is cheap, food is cheap, no state taxes.. etc etc.. the list goes on... I love this place!!

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

JK in Las Vegas, Nevada said: This is not to brag, but I've been here less than 2 months and have been offered 5 jobs on the strip. -no passion for the industry
-The cost of living is dirt cheap here, gas is cheap, food is cheap, no state taxes.. etc etc.. the list goes on... I love this place!!
.......

Congratulations that you were able to get a job, two jobs for that matter. It's probably because of your degree and experience. However, what I'm about to say you may not like or even believe (even though there are many on this board who will agree with me): You are a new employee at both casinos. If there are layoffs, which most likely will happen because the U.S. economy is on VERY shaky ground and Vegas will get hit the hardest again if we go into a double dip recession, you will be one of the first to go. Maybe they'll let you stay on because of your qualifications, but there are MANY people in Vegas who have the same qualifications and more experience and they were and maybe still looking for jobs. The casino industry is very fleeting with their employees. But again, you "may" get lucky.

Also, what you said about people not getting jobs was totally unfair. You have NO IDEA how difficult it is to get jobs and I know for a fact, you can do all you can do plus extra stuff and you STILL don't get the call saying "you're hired". So please don't judge those who couldn't find work. I also know many took jobs below them because they had no choice. Vegas is a tough town when it comes to work.

As far as you liking Vegas, you are still in a "honeymoon phase". By those remarks you made above, you do not know Vegas or the people who live there and have lived there for years. Just like newlyweds, the honeymoon ends and reality sets in. My advice to you: save as much money as you can. You may need it sooner than you think.

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timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Cudos Mandy,
I've been in Vegas for 14 years, worked on the Yucca Mountain Project and got laid off (with 800 others) when 'goof-ball Harry' got the project funding cut. It's been 2 1/2 years and I'm still looking for work. I'm a records/digital media analyst but also have 15 yrs or warehouse/production experience (with forklift cert's). I applied for a basic warehouse job at Wynn resorts (many months ago)and was told I didn't meet their qualifications..
(NO...I speak ENGLISH..That's the problem).
So this guy is very lucky and like you said it's a 'honeymoon phase'. lets wait and see what he has to say in a year or so.
OH and BTW I still haven't figured out how the Nevada voters could be so blind and RE-ELECT a Reid, when he got the Yucca funding cut that not only forced people out of work but also cut massive revenue for the State. How can he sit up there and say he's fighting for Nevada's best intrest??? Obammy's left 'nut' stikes again.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

timch65 in Las Vegas, Nevada said: Cudos Mandy,
I've been in Vegas for 14 years, worked on the Yucca Mountain Project and got laid off (with 800 others) when 'goof-ball Harry' got the project funding cut. It's been 2 1/2 years and I'm still looking for work. I'm a records/digital media analyst but also have 15 yrs or warehouse/production experience (with forklift cert's). I applied for a basic warehouse job at Wynn resorts (many months ago)and was told I didn't meet their qualifications..
(NO...I speak ENGLISH..That's the problem).
So this guy is very lucky and like you said it's a 'honeymoon phase'. lets wait and see what he has to say in a year or so.
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I don't even give that "honeymoon phase" a year!!! Glad the guy got those jobs but we KNOW what can happen working in a casino. Here today, gone tomorrow. I read today in the LV Sun that Strip casino winnings were up 32% this past June and 28.9 in May. That's great but I think it is because people were feeling confident with the economy in spring and early summer but then the fiasco in Washington happened and now the stock market was down over 500 pts. today again. People are already starting to not spend any discretionary money. So you know Vegas is going to get hit again. I don't know who to believe anymore. The Democrats let me down, the Tea Party members are too way out there for me and scare me. The regular Republicans are just as bad as the Democrats. Most of the problems are not Obama's fault; he inherited a horrible economy. But those jerks in DC are going to have to start working together or they will ALL lose their jobs!! Revolution!!

I live in Illinois so we have our own questionable politicians. But at least our Democratic Senators go to bat for the citizens of the State.

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edd

62 months ago

Everywhere is tough right now and i know vegas is too but for a fact i know its not tougher then Here California.. its insane here.

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Rockasilly in Saint George, Utah

62 months ago

I have been applying for jobs in Vegas for 2 years while living there off and on.

I want to know what is the secret from getting any sort of follow up from the online application process?? Do you go into the hiring center and simply tell them you have filled out the application online and want to follow up regarding the position?

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

Rockasilly in Saint George, Utah said: I have been applying for jobs in Vegas for 2 years while living there off and on.

I want to know what is the secret from getting any sort of follow up from the online application process?? Do you go into the hiring center and simply tell them you have filled out the application online and want to follow up regarding the position?

There is no secret. For ANY job, ANYWHERE, where online applications are concerned. You have to be patient and keep looking. Companies do have a system in weeding out online applications, such as certain words. IF those words are in your resume, they will at least look at it. But there is no guarantee that they wlll look at your resume or even call you for the next step. Sometimes it takes weeks, or even months, for the HR people to get back to you. Companies get hundreds of applications when trying to fill a position, even just one. That's they way it's been for the last couple of years and judging from talking to people, this is the norm now. Too many people still looking for jobs. Even in your big box stores such as Target, Walmart, Kohl's, the applying process is done online. Last year, I filled out apps for Target and it took over a month for me to hear from them; the only reason it took such a short time is the holiday shopping season was fast approaching. By then, I already got another job. If you are looking for work in Vegas - FORGET IT!!!

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Aee Jaa in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

I agree

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goldngirl in Green Valley, California

62 months ago

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

definately follow up in person.. wear a full suit.. and bring your resume as well. it shows persistence and passion.. most hiring managers are impressed by someone who follows up in person..ive been able to get an interview on the spot most of time with this approach.. the line is use most is.. "Hello my name is (your name)and I would like to speak to a manager regarding your open position that I applied for online...I hope you don't mind me showing up in person, but I just wanted to put a face to the name."

This got me an interview at venetian butler department, mgm skylofts, a couple of restaurants at cosmopolitan, and also palazzo. Sometimes you will have to hustle your way past a hostess, concierge, or a staff member. Just be extremely friendly and nice to this person because this is the key. They will often say that the manager is not available or even turn you away and say that you must make an appointment to talk to a manager. You have to get lucky as well that the manager happens to be there and has a few mintues to meet you. And being dressed in a suit will automatically get you more respect.

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

another thing.. if you are applying from out of state, forget about it.. i applied for over a year with my california address and didn't land a single interview. Once i moved here and changed my home address to las vegas, i got lots of call backs. If you don't live here then I suggest using a friend's address when you apply online..

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

Rockasilly, what kind of job are you looking to for?

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Rockasilly in Saint George, Utah

62 months ago

JK your answer was exactly what I was looking for!

I am applying for jobs appropriate for someone fresh out of college with an accounting degree however I dont have much experience. I am applying for revenue auditor, junior accountant, accounting clerk, accounting intern, etc..

Yeah using an out of state address or even having an out of state area code will destroy your chances right off the bat. From what I understand it is usually a two part process where the HR dept interviews you then sends you to a manager and then the manager of that department decides. It makes sense to directly get to that manager and save them some time and finding someone interested seriously straight away. I just wanted to know some etiquette and guidelines about getting to that manager.

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JK in Las Vegas, Nevada

62 months ago

i have a friend who had a similar situation. He had a marketing degree straight out of college. He applied at Caesars/Harrah's and didn't get a response, so he went to the hotel and used the casino's house phone to call the department and used my line - "i'd like to put a face to the name." and got the interview and also the job. He tried this approach at 6 places. It didn't work everytime, but 1 out of 6 is not bad. Its better than waiting at home for a call IMO.

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

Rockasilly in Saint George, Utah said: JK your answer was exactly what I was looking for!

I am applying for jobs appropriate for someone fresh out of college with an accounting degree however I dont have much experience. I am applying for revenue auditor, junior accountant, accounting clerk, accounting intern, etc..

Yeah using an out of state address or even having an out of state area code will destroy your chances right off the bat. From what I understand it is usually a two part process where the HR dept interviews you then sends you to a manager and then the manager of that department decides. It makes sense to directly get to that manager and save them some time and finding someone interested seriously straight away. I just wanted to know some etiquette and guidelines about getting to that manager.

JK seems to know what he's talking about. I'd take his advice and good luck to you.

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Clique in Little Rock, Arkansas

62 months ago

Everything that I have read worries me but I'm not sure how worried I should be... it sounds like most of the jobs that everyone on this board speaks of is either in construction or the hospitality/casino industry... my wife and I are thinking about moving to Henderson... We live in Arkansas by way of California...
She is a school teacher... applied for one position... went on the interview and was hired all within a three day span... so I'm assuming that the bad job market is really just mainly construction jobs and hospitality/casino jobs... Am I at least half way correct in assuming this? Of course the Clark County school system is the largest employer in the state so maybe it's just really easy for teachers to get jobs there...
I'm only worried because my background is in drafting and technology... I know not to even bother looking for work in drafting since construction is nonexistant... but how hard is it to find a computer based job? If you don't include the construction and hospitality industry then how hard is it to find work in any other field?

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Mandy in Rockford, Illinois

62 months ago

Clique in Little Rock, Arkansas said: Everything that I have read worries me but I'm not sure how worried I should be... it sounds like most of the jobs that everyone on this board speaks of is either in construction or the hospitality/casino industry... my wife and I are thinking about moving to Henderson... We live in Arkansas by way of California...
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One thing you have to consider is the economy. The economy sucks and doesn't look like it's going to get better, especially in Vegas. States are cutting budgets left and right, including budgets for schools. IF more cuts are made, your wife may be on the block to get laid off, but I believe the teachers are unionized in Vegas so that may benefit her. Keep in mind - Nevada's unemployment rate is high, still the highest in the nation. That's not because of just "construction and the hospitality industries". It is a domino effect because of the economy. On the bright side, housing is dirt cheap in Vegas so in case you yourself couldn't get a job right away, your mortgage won't be outrageous (my suggestion is to rent an apartment first before buying a house). And taxes are lower so I know NV compared to Cali has got to be the difference between night & day!!

My advice would be to send out your resume; get on reputable job sites and see what is available, go to every casino website and every slot maker's website and check out the positions available with your experience. Don't know much about how things are in AR but myself and others on here have advised people who were thinking of moving here to stay where they are until things get better.
PS Does your wife know where she will be working?

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goldngirl in Green Valley, California

61 months ago

www.venuesonline.com/

Conventions and tourism continue to draw visitors to Vegas!

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goldngirl in Green Valley, California

61 months ago

www.eventcareers.com

FREEMAN COMPANY HIRING

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Amanda in Las Vegas, Nevada

61 months ago

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

I have a college degree (BS. Business Management) and I have been looking for a job for months. The Market is so saturated that companies can site extremely specific requirements for any position and even pay 5.00/hr less than they were back in 2005-06. It is awful here. I am thinking about relocating. I have had several job offers that pay double in the Midwest.

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