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Las Vegas Hospitality Jobs Suffer from President’s Comments

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Ever since President Barack Obama criticized large companies for taking taxpayer-funded trips, Las Vegas hospitality jobs are suffering.

Obama’s criticisms have most likely had something to do with the increasing number of large companies canceling trips for conferences and other reservations. One large unnamed company paid a $3.3 million fee to cancel a $5 million sales training event, according to an article by Bloomberg.

“I’m sure the president didn’t mean to stigmatize the convention and meetings business in Las Vegas when it was conducted by companies that weren’t on the government dole,” Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn, said in the article. “But that’s the effect that it had.

“It’s disturbing to me when the chairman of such a company feels intimidated,” Wynn added. “The rhetoric that is used is more considered in the future. It’s been demonstrated to us that it can have unintended consequences.”

Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which received a $10 billion government bailout package, recently moved a conference from MGM Mirage‘s Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to the San Francisco Marriott. American International Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc.‘s Primerica unit also all have canceled events at other area resorts.

While Las Vegas typically hosts more conventions than any other city in the country, it is expected that Las Vegas Strip gambling revenue will decrease by 4 percent this year.

Las Vegas Government Jobs with the IRS

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

If you’re looking for a Las Vegas government job, the Internal Revenue Service may be able to help.

The IRS is looking to hire hundreds of enforcement personnel across the country and is looking for about 29 qualified revenue officers in the Las Vegas area. Half of those positions will be filled in June and the other half will be filled in August, according to an article by MSNBC. Starting salaries in Las Vegas begin at about $38,850 per year.

“This is a great opportunity for beginning qualified applicants or seasoned tax pros,” Raphael Tulino, IRS Spokesman, said in the article. “If you’re interested in an accounting or tax career, IRS is a good spot.”

Interested applicants must be a United States citizen and have a bachelor’s degree with excellent academic achievement and a 3.0 or higher overall or 3.5 or higher major GPA, or equivalent work experience, or a combination of education and related work experience.

Examples of related work experience include:

  • Reviewing individual/business financial condition, ability to pay debt
  • Evaluating assets, equity and credit
  • Collecting delinquent payments
  • Establishing or operating a small business and/or administering a budget
  • Counseling individuals on tax filing and paying obligations
  • Dealing with various legal instruments (i.e.: leases, wills, deeds and trusts)

Revenue officers are trained in tax law and collection techniques necessary for the collection of delinquent taxes and delinquent tax returns. Duties include conducting research, interviews, investigations and analysis of financial information for assigned cases, often at the taxpayer’s home or business.

Revenue officers also counsel taxpayers on their tax obligations and determine how they can best resolve their delinquencies, while also ensuring that their rights are protected.

Las Vegas Customer Service Jobs Created by TELUS

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Several new Las Vegas customer service jobs could soon be created.

A tentative agreement between the City of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency and TELUS could create up to 1,000 new Las Vegas jobs. TELUS plans to open a new Las Vegas-based call center, which will allow the company to add Spanish-language support to its multi-city call center operations and business process outsourcing services.

TELUS plans to hire 500 local employees by the end of this year, beginning with 100 call center agents in March. Interested applicants can contact TELUS International at ushr@telus.com

The Nevada Development Authority and LVRA worked together to bring TELUS to the area. The LVRA will provide TELUS with $300,000 per year for five years to be used to equipment and tenant improvements to the building. The agreement will only stand for five years if TELUS extends its lease or purchases its office space.

TELUS will be located in a 104,000-square-foot building that formerly housed call center operations for Montgomery Ward and Healthcare America. The company signed a 51-month lease worth 2.9 million. Operations are expected to begin in March.

The new call center will complete the company’s establishment of 2,200 employees at sites in three Central American countries. Before expanding, the company’s international operations were located in Canada, the Philippines and Singapore.

Las Vegas, like the rest of the nation, has continued to see a loss of jobs and increase in unemployment, and the new TELUS facility will help stimulate job growth. During December 2008, the Las Vegas-Paradise area had an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, up from 7.9 percent during November 2008 and higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.2 percent.

According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Las Vegas had a total non-farm employment of 917,400 workers during December. This is down from 922,000 during November and a 1.7 percent decrease from last year.

The State of Nevada as a whole saw its unemployment rate increase from 8.1 percent to 9.1 percent during December. The state had a total non-farm employment of 1,261,100 workers during December, down from 1,269,300 workers during November and a 2.5 percent decrease from last year.

Las Vegas Jobs Lost Could Reach 4 Percent

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

About 4 percent of current Las Vegas jobs could be lost this year.

A new study predicts that southern Nevada, including Las Vegas, may lose a total of more than 35,000 jobs this year. The study was conducted by IHS Global Insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. According to an article by The Associated Press, those numbers mean Las Vegas would cut 4 percent of its 900,000-person workforce.

The study also notes that the majority of Las Vegas’ job losses will come from the construction and tourism industries. The study ranks Las Vegas as number 15 in the nation for projected job losses. It is expected that New York will see the most job losses, followed by Los Angeles.

Las Vegas, like the rest of the nation, has continued to see a loss of jobs and increase in unemployment. During December 2008, the Las Vegas-Paradise area had an unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, up from 7.9 percent during November 2008 and higher than the national unemployment rate of 7.2 percent.

According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Las Vegas had a total non-farm employment of 917,400 workers during December. This is down from 922,000 during November and a 1.7 percent decrease from last year.

The State of Nevada as a whole saw its unemployment rate increase from 8.1 percent to 9.1 percent during December. The state had a total non-farm employment of 1,261,100 workers during December, down from 1,269,300 workers during November and a 2.5 percent decrease from last year.