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MGM to hire veterans for management jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

MGM Resorts has made an announcement that it is fully committed to hire veterans for management jobs in Vegas.

It is committed to the Boots to Business program that helps veterans transition from military service into management positions at properties owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross in the development and expansion of an innovative program that identifies, recruits and trains recent U.S. military veterans for entry-level management positions at MGM Resorts,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.

Through a Grant of $250,000, MGM Resorts becomes a partner in the Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Giving Program, which helps support members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families. The Grant will help identify, recruit and hire veterans into a MGM Resorts management-training program as well as provide deployment support for current MGM Resorts employees who are called to duty, and ongoing support in the form of mentoring and networking.

“Our work with MGM Resorts International and the Boots to Business program creates an opportunity for veterans to showcase the talents they built while serving, so that they can use those talents while working for a great company,” said Scott Emerson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada. “We applaud MGM Resorts for reaching out to this highly skilled talent pool.”

“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross in the development and expansion of an innovative program that identifies, recruits and trains recent U.S. military veterans for entry-level management positions at MGM Resorts,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.

Vegas transportation jobs climb

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The number of Vegas transportation jobs is getting larger, according to various reports.

Nationwide, job prospects are climbing as well.

About 22 percent of employers plan to add staff, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 3 2013 is +12%, up from +11% during Quarter 2 2013 and the same period last year.

“Continued uncertainty plays a critical role in hiring decisions, and employers are forced to function in a fast-moving business environment where local and global events impact employment strategies more than ever before,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup President. “These new market conditions require employers to think differently about workforce models and the talent they need for business success. Many economic indicators pointed toward measured optimism during the first half of the year, and our third quarter data show a rise in hiring intentions that demonstrates improved demand for products and services.”

In addition:

employers Increasing Staff Levels: According to seasonally adjusted data, the overall percentage of anticipated hiring increases is at 22 percent for Quarter 3 2013. This is the highest percentage of employers projecting an increase in hiring since before 2009.

• Strength in Industry Sectors: Employers in two industry sectors convey notable national growth for Quarter 3 2013.

o Construction employers anticipate a moderate increase in hiring in Quarter 3 2013, with the Net Employment Outlook rising 8 percentage points compared with Q2 2013. The Construction industry sector last surpassed the current Outlook of +18% in Quarter 3 2007.

o Employers in the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector also indicate a moderate increase in hiring in Quarter 3 2013 with an Outlook increase of 6 percentage points. The Leisure & Hospitality industry sector’s Outlook for Quarter 3 2012 is 30%. This rivals the previous strongest Outlook in the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector, which was last seen one year ago.

For Quarter 3 2013, employers have a positive Outlook in all 13 industry sectors included in the survey: Leisure & Hospitality (+30%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+20%), Mining (+18%), Construction (+18%), Professional & Business Services (+18%), Transportation & Utilities (+17%), Financial Activities (+15%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+14%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+13%), Information (+12%), Other Services (+10%), Government (+9%) and Education & Health Services (+6%). When the industry sector data is compared quarter-over-quarter, employers in the Construction, Wholesale & Retail Trade and Leisure & Hospitality sectors anticipate a moderate hiring increase, while employers in the Mining, Transportation & Utilities, Financial Activities and Government sectors look for the hiring pace to slightly increase. Staff levels are expected to remain relatively stable among employers in six industry sectors: Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Information, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services and Other Services.

Vegas has one of the higest unemployment rates

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Vegas continues to have poor job numbers, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it also has one of the highest unemployment rates.

Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more,
Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev., and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., had
the highest unemployment rates in April, 9.6 percent each. Oklahoma City, Okla.,
had the lowest jobless rate among the large areas, 4.1 percent. Forty-two of the
large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, four had increases,
and three had no change. The largest unemployment rate declines occurred in
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., and Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville,
Calif. (-2.0 percentage points each). Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark., had the largest
over-the-year jobless rate increase in a large area.

Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in
April, at 30.3 percent and 24.0 percent, respectively. Midland, Texas, had the
lowest unemployment rate, 3.0 percent. A total of 213 areas had April
unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 7.1 percent, 153 areas had rates
above it, and 6 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.

El Centro, Calif., had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in
April (-3.9 percentage points). Seventeen other areas had rate declines of at
least 2.0 percentage points, and an additional 66 areas had declines of at least
1.0 point. Yuma, Ariz., had the largest over-the-year jobless rate increase
(+4.0 percentage points). The next largest increases were in Decatur, Ill., and
Eau Claire, Wis.

Eleven of the most populous metropolitan areas are made up of 34 metropolitan
divisions, which are essentially separately identifiable employment centers. In
April, Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, Mass.-N.H., had the highest jobless rate among
the divisions, 10.6 percent. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash., had the lowest
jobless rate, 4.5 percent.

Twenty-six of the metropolitan divisions had over-the-year jobless rate
decreases in April, while five had increases and three had no change. Seattle-
Bellevue-Everett, Wash., had the largest rate decline from a year earlier (-2.1
percentage points). Seven other divisions had rate decreases of 1.0 percentage
point or more. Gary, Ind., had the largest unemployment rate increase from a
year earlier (+0.6 percentage point).