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Archive for April, 2012

Company wants to create insurance jobs in Vegas

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A recruitment software company is looking to create insurance jobs in Vegas with the help of a new tool.

The company said it has released InsuraSeek, an insurance industry recruitment management suite of tools.

The tool addresses the specific needs of each player involved in the hiring pipeline for Insurance recruitment.

“The foundation of this product stems from our years of experience working with well over 6000 companies in the staffing agency and corporate recruiting function. We’ve spent 2 years consulting with our Insurance clients and their upper management to help identify gaps or flaws in the Insurance recruitment hiring pipeline process. Those gaps can be the difference between hiring the ‘good’ agent over the ‘great’ agents. We have identified the places where Internet resumes candidates get lost within the recruiting process and developed solutions designed to automate actions that are the most time consuming and redundant,” says Phil Gonzalez, CEO of Resource Edge.

Some of the new features include:

Automated Resume Searching: customized industry-tested and developed search technology designed to search Internet resume channels including pay career sites like Monster, social networks, college alumni sites, the open web, free web boards, and community/geographic resources.

Scheduled, Systematic Search: The search for candidates is automated and scheduled to execute using smart searches. Using a tiered schedule that allows the recruiter/sourcer to focus entirely on candidate review, the system eliminated the need to manually execute daily/weekly searches on their preferred resume sites. The software is configured to download and begin processing results.

Localized Results: Searches are executed within the zip codes, counties, or regions agencies like to pull candidates from.

Vegas unemployment higher than any other state

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Vegas unemployment continues to be high, according to recent stats from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. In fact, it’s the highest of any state.

Vegas had a 12.0 percent in March. Rhode Island and California posted the next highest rates, 11.1 and 11.0 percent, respectively. North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.0 percent, followed by Nebraska, 4.0 percent. In total, 23 states reported jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 8.2 percent, 7 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 20 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

Alabama and Michigan registered the largest jobless rate decreases from March 2011 (-2.0 percentage points each). Sixteen additional states reported smaller but also statistically significant declines over the year. The remaining 32 states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rates that were not appreciably different from those of a year earlier.

Four states and the district recorded statistically significant over-the-month changes in employment, all of which were increases. The largest statistically significant job gains occurred in
New York (+19,100), Arizona (+13,500), and Massachusetts (+8,700).

Active Storage creates management jobs in Vegas

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Active Storage announced this week it is creating more management jobs in Vegas.

The company said it has hired storage engineering expert Venkat Ramakrishnan as Vice President of Engineering.

Venkat has a history in the technology industry, having worked for such companies as Cisco, IBM, and most recently, Promise Technology Inc., where he has served as their director of engineering since 2009.

“At Active, we’re building a team of exceptional individuals to solve some of the hardest problems faced by our media and entertainment customers. Venkat’s deep system knowledge and experience with complex enterprise level software, high performance file systems and storage networks will serve him well at Active Storage as we push our industry’s technology forward,” said Steve Rizzone, CEO of Active Storage Inc. “We’re very glad to have him aboard.”

In his most recent past position, Venkat was responsible for RAID system development, from the RAID stack through firmware and software, and managed engineering teams simultaneously in the U.S., China, and India.

“The first thing that attracted me to Active Storage was their technology — but what really impressed me was their clear vision for the future of the industry. What they’re doing with the mMedia Platform clearly articulates a strategic vision — with a very exciting roadmap ahead to meet the unique needs of the media and entertainment customer. I’m very excited to help be a part of that and am looking forward to the next challenge,” said Venkat.

Hospitality jobs in Vegas increase

Monday, April 9th, 2012

According to the most recent stats from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, hospitality jobs in Vegas are quite possibly on the rise.

In March, within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places rose by 37,000 in March and has risen by 563,000 since a recent low point in February 2010.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000 in March. In the prior 3 months, payroll employment had risen by an average of 246,000 per month. Private-sector employment grew by 121,000 in March, including gains in manufacturing, food services and drinking places, and health care. Retail trade lost jobs over the month. Government employment was essentially unchanged.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in March (+31,000). Employment in the industry has grown by 1.4 million since a recent low point in September 2009. In March, services to buildings and dwellings added 23,000 jobs. Employment in temporary help services was about unchanged over the month after increasing by 55,000 in February.

Retail trade employment fell by 34,000 in March. A large job loss in general merchandise stores (-32,000) and small losses in other retail industries more than offset gains in health and personal care stores (+6,000) and in building material and garden supply stores (+5,000).