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Archive for February, 2010

Bills to Create Jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Senate’s passage of a highly anticipated jobs bill and travel bill could go a long way in helping to create jobs in Las Vegas (click here).

The jobs bill, which passed the Senate just before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, is also expected to boost payrolls in Nevada. It includes tax breaks for companies that hire the unemployed, along with $20 billion in highway money for local governments.


New Hawaiian Law May Harm Las Vegas Casino Jobs

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Hawaii, one of the last states to still make gambling illegal, is considering allowing casinos, which may hurt the Nevada economy and harm much-needed Las Vegas casino jobs. For more information about Las Vegas jobs, click here.

According to USAToday, Hawaii is one of the last two states with no legalized gambling, but lawmakers facing billion-dollar budget deficits and hunting for ways increase revenue are thinking about allowing casinos in tourist-filled Waikiki or on Native Hawaiian lands.

Proponents say casinos would draw much-needed new money and jobs into the long-troubled, tourism-dependent economy.


Grant to Create Healthcare Jobs in Las Vegas

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

A multimillion dollar federal stimulus grant will assist at least 100 workers to begin healthcare jobs in Las Vegas.

The $3.2 million dollar grant will help Las Vegas healthcare and laboratory workers begin careers specifically in cancer treatment and research, officials told the Las Vegas Sun.

According to the Sun, the Plus One Program is a partnership between the Nevada Cancer Institute, workforceCONNECTIONS and the College of Southern Nevada.

The aim is to help CSN graduates in nursing, medical laboratory technology, radiation technology and health information technology find good-paying full-time jobs in health care.

Plans call for the Nevada Cancer Institute to help participants gain national certification, clinical supervision and jobs in oncology nursing and allied health.

Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for the State of Nevada. A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer center, as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, the Institute provides hope to communities in Nevada, the southwest and beyond through research, education, early detection, prevention and high quality patient care

workforceCONNECTIONS will help with transportation, clothing, food, child care, and other support services.

CSN plans to expand programs and identify students for scholarships and entry-level oncology related work experience