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Insurance agency has benefits jobs in Vegas

Monday, July 29th, 2013

One of Vegas’s oldest companies has expanded to create benefits jobs in Vegas.

Independent insurance agency Cragin & Pike has expanded its health and benefits division.

Chris Campbell has been promoted to Agency Principal and Vice President of Health and Benefits, and Dulcinea Rongavilla has been named a Benefits Account Executive.

Campbell joined Cragin & Pike in 2010 as a director and facilitated the creation of the agency’s health and benefits division. Prior to Cragin & Pike, Campbell owned his own brokerage firm, Chris Campbell & Associates, and served as Director of Benefits for both MGM Mirage and Station Casinos.

Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Earlier this year, Campbell was named 2013 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Southern Nevada Chapter’s Man of the Year.

Rongavilla joins the agency from Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, where she served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Rongavilla has nearly 20 years of experience in executive leadership and business development roles. For more than 10 years, she developed and managed employee benefit programs in Nevada and Arizona.

Rongavilla earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Spanish and Communication from the University of Arizona. She serves on the boards of several local charity and civic organizations including Southern Nevada Strong’s Consortium Committee and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Las Vegas Council.

Cragin & Pike, a locally owned and independent insurance agency, opened in 1909 in Las Vegas.

Leisure and hospitality jobs way up in Vegas

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

It’s not surprise that among all the industries in Nevada, leisure and hospitality jobs in Vegas and other cities are thriving.

According to the Wanted Analytics, this industry was up 28% over June 2012. When looking back and comparing recent demand to 4 years ago, job volume rose 503% since June 2009.

Limited-service eating places led demand in this industry group with about 107,300 available job ads, an 18% year-over-year increase. Demand growth was seen in each industry: full service restaurants +52%, special food services +26%, and drinking places (alcoholic beverages) +65%.

The BLS reported that the economy added 52,000 jobs leisure and hospitality jobs last month.

So what are hospitality establishments looking for?

The most commonly advertised job titles in food services and drinking places include:

Assistant Manager
Shift Manager
Delivery Manager
Shift Supervisor
Pizza Hut Restaurant Manager
Pizza Hut Team Member
Restaurant Manager

New York (NY), Chicago (IL), and Los Angeles (CA) each had over 5,000 job ads posted online, the most throughout the nation.

Nevada org to hire person for Vegas collections job

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Debbie Kluska has just been hired for Vegas collections jobs at Nevada Association Services.

She will be the new Collections Manager.

According to her bio, Kluska became interested in homeowners associations when she relocated to Las Vegas in 1996.

She began working as an administrative assistant for Nevada Association Services, Inc. in August, 2000, learning the ins and outs of collections for community associations.

She went from trustee sales officer to her most recent position as collections supervisor. .

she has also worked closely to resolve issues with debtors, community managers and homeowners association board members.

Kluska’s job involves overseeing collections staff, upgrading systems and technology and administering customer service policies. In addition she regularly represents Nevada Association Services, Inc. at functions and HOA board meetings.

Her background also includes serving as an office manager in the fashion industry in Great Neck, New York, working on sales campaigns and helping to market products. She also handled payroll, insurance, correspondence and accounts payable.