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Do people with Vegas jobs negotiate salary?

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

It seems some people who accept Vegas jobs don’t negotiate their salary, according to a Careerbuilder survey.

The survey finds that even though 45 percent of employers are willing – and expect – to negotiate salaries for initial job offers almost half (49 percent) of workers accept the first offer given to them.

These workers could be leaving money on the table.

Fifty-five percent of workers 35 or older typically negotiate the first offer, which is significantly higher than workers age 18-34 (45 percent).

Men (54 percent) are more likely than women (49 percent) to negotiate first offers.

Professional & business services workers (56 percent) are the most likely to negotiate salary, followed by, information technology (55 percent), leisure and hospitality (55 percent) and sales workers (54 percent).

If unable to meet the job candidate’s salary requirements, a majority of employers are willing to provide alternative benefits. Employers said they would offer the following:

· Flexible schedule: 33 percent

· More vacation time: 19 percent

· Telecommute at least once per week: 15 percent

· Pay for mobile device: 14 percent

Thirty-eight percent said they would not be able to provide anything.

While 11 percent of employers include wage or salary information in their job listings, nearly one-in-four (24 percent) said they don’t reveal what the position pays until they extend the job offer. Nearly half (48 percent) will discuss salary during initial conversations or during the first job interview.

About one third of employers keep track of what competitors pay comparable employees via job postings (33 percent) or market average reports (34 percent), but many (35 percent) don’t factor in external compensation at all. Haefner notes that this can hurt employers competing for skilled labor.

“Forty-nine percent of hiring managers surveyed said job candidates have refused offers due to salary,” said Haefner. “It’s critical that recruiters and hiring managers are armed with up-to-date compensation data. If you offer premium talent below market rates, it can be very difficult to fill vacant positions.”

Vegas e-commerce jobs added

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

One company is expanding and hiring for Vegas e-commerce jobs.

Trend Nation, LLC, is an e-commerce marketing and multi-channel distribution company that warehouses, markets, and sells 14,000 products to customers all over the world through the company websites as well as online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Sears and Best Buy.

The company has nearly 30 employees in a 15,000 square foot facility and it is hiring more employees.

“Within the next year, Trend Nation hopes to employ over 50 full-time employees – we’ve been aggressively and profitably meeting our growth targets and the time is right to expand our facilities to meet the goals of the next 5 years,” says Brad Howard, Trend Nation CEO.

Trend Nation reached its first million in revenue in 2011 and has averaged 300% Y-o-Y growth for three consecutive years.

Trend Nation discovered the large talent pool that is available at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and has developed a close relationship with the students and the university’s American Marketing Association chapter. Many of Trend Nation’s employees were hired directly after graduation from UNLV, and Howard hopes to continue partnering with the university to recruit locally.

“We are dedicated to Las Vegas and the opportunities it provides a company like ours. We moved here because of low taxes and real estate costs, but discovered that those are just a couple of reasons why this is a great place to start a business. Relationships with Downtown Project entrepreneurs have provided amazing opportunities for professional growth, and our relationship with UNLV gives us access to some great local talent. We look forward to continuing expanding and creating jobs in Las Vegas,” says CEO Brad Howard.

Trend Nation, LLC is an e-commerce marketing and multi-channel distribution company that operates seven niche websites:,,,,, and The company targets niche categories by manufacturing, merchandising, and reselling products from boutique jewelry and cufflinks, to crystallized office supplies and accessories, to solar powered porch and dock lights

Company hires for advertising jobs in Vegas

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

MassMedia Corporate Communications has picked up a key hire for advertising jobs in Vegas.

Sarah Marek has been hired at MassMedia Corporate Communications as an advertising and media specialist.

Marek will be providing support for MassMedia’s media buying and creative departments by trafficking ads, assisting with research and conducting media reporting. She also oversees accuracy of work flow and documentation through the creative and media-buying processes.

Prior to joining the MassMedia team, she held marketing and management positions at CORE Construction and Cashman Professionals in Las Vegas. Her duties at Cashman included serving as administrative assistant and videographer at the Venetian Hotel Wedding Chapel division. Marek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in film and digital media at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Marek is one of several talented professionals recently hired at MassMedia, as the company has increased its staff to more than 30 and expanded its office after acquiring several prominent health care clients.

“MassMedia is excited to welcome such a talented professional with broad marketing experience,” Yakubik said. “I am confident that the addition of her multifaceted skills in media and advertising will help position our firm as a leader in producing compelling marketing campaigns for clients.”

Founded in 1997, MassMedia Corporate Communications is a full-service public relations, advertising, and marketing agency whose knowledge, strategic insights and innovative programs have developed brands, communicated messages, and influenced consumers for a variety of clients, products and services across the nation. The firm’s clients include HealthCare Partners, ABQ Health Partners, Southwest Gas, McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, PENTA Building Group, Colliers International – Las Vegas and Pisanelli Bice PLLC.