One company is doing its part to help those looking for a job in Las Vegas.
Manpower, the largest temp agency in Las Vegas, has launched a new workforce readiness training program to help people improve their job-seeking skills. The program, which lasts 11 days, was launched in conjunction with the opening of the company’s new north Las Vegas branch.
Manpower placed 8,000 people in jobs during 2007, almost twice as many as Millennium Staffing Services, the second-largest temp agency. Manpower assists workers with purely temp work, temporary-to-permanent job placement and direct hiring, according to an article by the Las Vegas Sun.
The new office houses two rooms for the new worker development training program, which includes training on how to search for a job and how to get a job and keep it. Basic computer training, such as Excel and Word, as well as classes on workplace emotional intelligence, personal accountability and the importance of good social skills also are offered.
“Our vision for this room is workforce training,” Dan Ward, of Manpower’s training and development division, said in the article. “Our goal is to get those folks in here, (and) put them through some sort of workforce readiness (training).”
Manpower also recently released its second-quarter employment outlook, which is based on a survey of 31,800 employers throughout the country and how they anticipate the total employment at their job sites will change from April 1 to June 30 when compared to the current quarter.
Of those surveyed, 15 percent expect to hire, 14 percent expect to cut staff, 67 percent don’t expect any staff-level changes and 4 percent are undecided. Employers in western states expect moderate decreases in staff, while employers in the Midwest, South and Northeast expect extreme decreases.
In Las Vegas, 14 percent of employers plan to hire, compared to 19 percent in the first quarter, while 12 percent plan to cut jobs, the same as during the first quarter. At the same time, 65 percent of employers expect no hiring change and 9 percent are unsure of what will happen.
When it comes to various industries in the west, the hospitality and leisure industry should see a 14 percent increase in hiring, while the construction, government and information industries are each expecting a 7 percent decrease.