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Archive for March, 2010

Hospital Eliminates Healthcare Jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals said it eliminated 57 of its 3,500 jobs in Southern Nevada as part of a restructuring aimed at reducing costs, a move that will eliminate many healthcare jobs in Vegas.

According to the LasVegasSun.com, the St. Rose system, with three hospitals in the Henderson and southwest Las Vegas areas, said most of the employees laid off were in administrative and support positions and patient care won’t be affected.

St. Rose cited the economic downturn in announcing the restructuring and layoffs.

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Loss of Jobs in Vegas Makes Residents Want to Leave

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Since the Las Vegas job boon has gone bust, many residents, faced with the bleak realization that their has been a severe loss of jobs in Vegas, are clamoring to leave. For more information, click here.

A new study confirms this. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Social Survey found 40 percent of locals want to leave the state.

According to the LasVegasSun.com, the results are an indication of tough times, said Robert Futrell, a UNLV sociologist who led the study paid for by the university and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition.

Most Las Vegans, it seems, talk about moving at some point. The transient nature of the area — only 8 percent of them were born here — certainly contributes to that. But with Southern Nevada’s economy bumping along the bottom, shedding jobs as it goes, more might be thinking those thoughts.

“It seems some people would want to leave because jobs are unavailable and jobs were such a large force in drawing people here,” Futrell said.

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City Jobs in Las Vegas Lost Without Mayor’s Aid

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said 146 workers had been given notice they would be out of work by mid-June, eliminating several much-needed city jobs in Las Vegas.

Goodman also admitted that he did not have the legal authority to fire and rehire city workers.

According to Fox5Vegas, the layoffs were announced as the city sought to trim $70 million from its budget for the fiscal year 2011.

With union leaders unwilling to agree to an across the board 8 percent pay cut, Goodman floated the idea of firing all city workers and rehiring them for less money.

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Funds for Computer Training Will Help Job Search in Vegas

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the federal government is sending nearly $4.7 million in economic stimulus money to Nevada for computer training centers, a move that will help many with their job search in Las Vegas.

The grant, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is being given to the Clark County Urban League to expand capacity at 14 existing computer centers and create 15 new centers, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a conference call from Washington, D.C.

The Department of Commerce has handed out 11 grants totaling $42 million for computer training centers throughout the United States, the secretary said.

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