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Company creates IT jobs in Vegas

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Orion Network Solutions has opened a new office and created IT jobs in Vegas.

The IT partner specializing in network administration, IT systems design, web development and graphic design for both federal and private sector clients, recently moved to The Rob Roy inNEVation Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The company will continue to support large-scale projects from The inNEVation Center, including the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Flood Warning System.

AHPS has been part of Orion Network Solution’s federal portfolio for over ten years and has enabled government agencies, private institutions and individuals to make better-informed decisions around river flooding and precipitation. Orion Network Solutions developed and currently supports the AHPS web frontend and backend data processing and created the interactive user interface.

“The inNEVation Center offers an ideal environment for my company and allows me to focus solely on growing my business from Las Vegas,” said Tim McCalmant, CEO of Orion Network Solutions. “They provide an incredible space to set up shop, with all the amenities that I otherwise would not have access to.”

Orion Network Solutions’ client-base includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The company is actively growing its government contracts and expanding its private sector business.

New facility will train people for carpenter jobs in Vegas

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The PENTA Building Group has completed a new facility that will help create carpenter jobs in Vegas.

PENTA announced it has completed its $43 million expansion of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America International Training Center, located at 6801 Placid St. in Las Vegas.

The new 220,000-square-foot addition to the facility will be utilized to provide a wide variety of training resources for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC).

It has more than 30 classrooms, two large meeting halls that can be joined or divided for various events, and a display area and museum. The entire structure, including the adjoining existing space, is approximately 365,000 square feet.

Approximately 200 workers were involved with the project during the peak of construction. Many members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters contributed to this project, utilizing the training and skills developed by the Carpenters International Training Fund. The initial phase of the training center opened in 2001, with this newest and largest expansion completed in September 2013. An opening ceremony is slated for early 2014.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters includes almost 500,000 members and includes more than 200 training centers across North America with 2,500 full-time instructors.

“This training center is a testament to the commitment of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters to train the most capable, qualified workforce in the world,” said Curt Carlsen, project manager for The PENTA Building Group. “As a contractor that often relies on the versatile skills of carpenters, PENTA is proud to provide such a cutting-edge facility to support the training of hard-working professionals for generations to come.”

The training center campus, which can house several hundred individuals, includes state-of-the-art infrastructure to provide in-depth training to regional instructors as well as for union members in the U.S. and Canada.

Vegas legal jobs could see higher salaries

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The average salaries for legal jobs in Vegas may climb in 2014, according to Robert Half’s salary guide.

The salaries are projected are projected to increase 2.7 percent overall in 2014, according to the just-released Robert Half Legal 2014 Salary Guide.

The largest gains in annual base compensation are anticipated for lawyers, paralegals and legal secretaries at midsize and small-to-midsize law firms. Legal specialists with litigation support and compliance administration expertise also should see greater-than-average salary gains.

Robert Half Legal is a legal staffing firm specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals. The company’s annual Salary Guide is based on extensive research, as well as local and national employment data gathered from Robert Half Legal offices throughout North America.

Average starting salaries for lawyers at law firms are expected to increase 3.1 percent in 2014. Lawyers with four to nine years’ experience at a midsize law firm (35-75 lawyers) will see the greatest gains in compensation. Starting salaries for this position are expected to increase 4.8 percent, to the average range of $124,750 to $187,500 annually. Lawyers with 10-plus years’ experience at small-to-midsize law firms (10-35 lawyers) will see starting salaries rise 4.5 percent, to the range of $124,750 to $179,000 per year. First-year associates at small-to-midsize law firms will earn between $61,000 and $86,250, a 3.0 percent increase from 2013 projections.

Law firms are expected to see paralegal salary increases of 2.4 percent in 2014. Senior/supervising paralegals with seven-plus years’ experience at a midsize law firm should see average starting salaries rise by 3.9 percent, to the range of $62,750 to $77,250 annually.

Legal secretaries at law firms can expect average starting salaries to increase 2.3 percent in 2014. Senior/executive legal secretaries with 12-plus years’ experience at small law firms will see the highest starting salaries in the range of $45,250 to $58,500 per year, a 3.0 percent increase from 2013.

Starting salaries for legal professionals with litigation support expertise are predicted to rise 3.6 percent, on average. Litigation support directors with 10-plus years’ experience should see starting salaries increase by 4.6 percent, to the range of $91,500 to $117,750.

Compliance managers with seven to nine years’ experience can expect average starting salaries to rise by 4.3 percent, to the range of $86,250 to $106,250 per year.
Compensation for contract administrators with four-plus years’ experience is projected to increase 4.0 percent, to the annual range of $64,500 to $105,250.
Lease administrators will see average base compensation increase 3.1 percent, to the range of $52,500 to $73,750 annually.
In-house paralegals with four to six years’ experience at a small company (up to $25 million in revenue) are expected to earn $49,000 to $59,000 annually, a 3.1 percent increase from 2013 levels.
In-house legal secretaries with three to six years’ experience at a large company will earn $49,750 to $62,500 per year, on average, a 3.0 percent increase.
Starting salaries for law librarians are projected to rise 2.6 percent, to the range of $45,750 to $72,000 per year.