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Productivity affects Vegas jobs

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Productivity is having a profound affect on Vegas jobs, according to recent statistics from the BLS.

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 0.7 percent
annual rate during the fourth quarter of 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. The gain in productivity reflects increases of
3.6 percent in output and 2.9 percent in hours worked. (All quarterly
percent changes in this release are seasonally adjusted annual rates.)
From the fourth quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2011,
productivity grew 0.5 percent, as output rose 2.3 percent and hours rose
1.8 percent. Annual average productivity increased 0.7
percent from 2010 to 2011.

Labor productivity, or output per hour, is calculated by dividing an index
of real output by an index of hours worked of all persons, including
employees, proprietors, and unpaid family workers.

Unit labor costs in nonfarm businesses increased 1.2 percent in the fourth
quarter of 2011, as productivity grew at a slower rate (0.7 percent) than
hourly compensation (1.9 percent). Unit labor costs rose 1.3 percent over
the last four quarters. Annual average unit labor costs
increased 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011.

BLS defines unit labor costs as the ratio of hourly compensation to labor
productivity; increases in hourly compensation tend to increase unit labor
costs and increases in output per hour tend to reduce them.

Manufacturing sector productivity declined 0.4 percent in the fourth
quarter of 2011, as output rose 3.8 percent and hours worked increased 4.2
percent; this is the largest quarterly gain in hours worked since the
fourth quarter of 2005 (4.8 percent). Over the last four quarters,
manufacturing productivity increased 1.7 percent. Annual average
productivity grew 2.8 percent from 2010 to 2011. Unit labor costs in
manufacturing increased 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 but
decreased 1.1 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

Golf course hiring for hospitality jobs in Vegas

Monday, February 20th, 2012

KISS by Monster Mini Golf said it is hiring for hospitality jobs in Vegas.

The company is looking to fill several positions.

The golf course will include an indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course, a state-of-the-art arcade, the largest KISS® gift shop in the world, A KISS® Gallery, “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP Room, FANtastic KISS® themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Café, the company said.

It plans on opening March 15 on 4501 Paradise Rd in Vegas.

Candidates must have an ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment, possess outstanding communication skills, deliver excellent customer service, and be willing to learn and apply KISS® knowledge. A competitive wage, flexible schedules to suit your lifestyle and fun career is what you get in return. For specific job openings please go to monsterminigolf.com/kiss.

“Destined to be the ultimate entertainment center in Vegas, this is an amazing opportunity for all you rockers…a chance to be in on the beginning of a brand new concept and part of something big,” says Christina Vitagliano, Founder of KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®.

Resort hiring for seasonal jobs in Vegas

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Monte Carlo, a resort in Vegas, is hiring for seasonal jobs in Vegas, according to an article.

The giant resort is looking for cocktail servers, lifeguards, pool attendants, cabana hosts, and junior hosts.

Applicants should have a completed resume.
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CarMax hiring for tech jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

CarMax has announced it is hiring for tech jobs in Vegas.

The company said this week it is recruiting for more than 965 positions in locations across the country in order to satisfy the company’s seasonal staffing needs. The majority of positions are in sales and service operations (detailers, experienced technicians), with additional positions in purchasing and the business office. These are full and part-time permanent positions, with day and evening shifts available.
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