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RecruitMilitary schedules fair for jobs in Vegas

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

RecruitMilitary has announced a slew of job fair dates including one to help fill jobs in Vegas.

The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free employment, business-opportunity, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Norfolk on Thursday, May 12. This event, the RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo, will take place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Constant Convocation Center. The event will be open to veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members.

Impact on hiring for financial services jobs in Vegas

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

A banking commission is releasing results about the impact on hiring for financial services jobs in Vegas.

The continued focus on banks’ balance sheets together with recommendations on ring fencing the retail operations of institutions that have investment banking activities is likely to have a major impact on hiring say City recruiters.

Richard Webber, Director of Twenty Financial Services, a specialist recruiter feels that the recommendations around equity and debt ratios will have a direct impact on increasing the cost of funding. Consequently he expects that banks will divert headcount away from areas like proprietary trading towards other departments such as Treasury which can help them to maximise reduced liquidity. The recommendations around increasing competition is also likely to have an impact – leading to possible rich pickings for smaller institutions and hedge funds: “Ultimately, this was never going to be good news for the bulge bracket investment banks. The Commission is very firmly set on a path to both make the UK banking system more stable while at the same time making the market for financial services more competitive. We expect smaller Investment Banks and Hedge Funds to capitalise on this, and poach business and staff from the top tier firms leading to a real war for talent. This in turn could push base salaries and bonuses even higher.” (more…)

Las Vegas jobs climbing?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Las Vegas business leaders are showing more confidence in the recovery of the south Nevada economy than they have over the last three years, but remain pessimistic about the real estate and construction industry, and even Las Vegas jobs.

According to, for the second consecutive quarter, the Southern Nevada Business Confidence Index released by the Center for Business and Economic Research at UNLV remained above 100 — meaning more respondents gave an optimistic answer than a pessimistic answer about general economic conditions.

Gains in travel and tourism led the upswing and momentum. (more…)