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Vegas unemployment remains high

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In Nevada, Vegas unemployment numbers remain high, according to a release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nevada continued to record the highest unemployment rate among the states, 11.6 percent in May. Rhode Island and California posted the next highest rates, 11.0 and 10.8 percent, respectively.

Across the nation, nonfarm payroll employment increased in 27 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 22 states, and was unchanged in Maine.

The largest over-the-month increase in employment occurred in California (+33,900), followed by Ohio (+19,600) and New Jersey (+17,600). The largest over-the-month decrease in employment occurred in North Carolina (-16,500), followed by Pennsylvania (-9,900) and Maryland (-7,500).

Vermont experienced the largest over-the-month percentage increase in employment (+1.1 percent), followed by Montana (+0.9 percent) and Nebraska (+0.7 percent).

Alaska experienced the largest over-the-month percentage decline in employment (-0.8 percent), followed by New Mexico (-0.6 percent) and Delaware and Hawaii (-0.5 percent each).

Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 7 states. The largest over-the-year percentage increase in employment occurred in North Dakota (+6.8 percent).

The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Rhode Island (-0.8 percent).

North Dakota again registered the lowest jobless rate, 3.0 percent, followed by Nebraska, 3.9 percent. In total, 27 states reported jobless rates significantly lower than the U.S. figure of 8.2 percent, 5 states and the District of Columbia had measurably higher rates, and 18 states had rates that were not appreciably different from that of the nation.

Background check company creates customer service jobs in Vegas

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Instant Checkmate recently said it has increased its payrolls and adding customer service jobs in Vegas.

The Vegas-based provider of background data just hired about 20 customer service reps to service its customers.

The company is currently expanding its California and Nevada offices.

The recent hires will operate Instant Checkmate’s call center that is aimed at answering subscribers’ questions and concerns.

The company has also recently launched a new blog.

“Instant Checkmate is committed to offering friendly, supportive service to each and every single caller,” said Kristen Bright, Instant Checkmate spokeswoman.

“Instant Checkmate is very excited to have hired such a professional staff, they will launch the Instant Checkmate call center and will assist any customer with any question,” said Bright. “They will function as a link between our customers and higher management. This link allows us to have a closer connection to our widespread client base.”

“Instant Checkmate keeps on growing and in order to carry out our vision, we must have a supportive, hard working staff to push us forward,” Bright said.