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Stressed out workers leaving Vegas jobs?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

High anxiety, stressed-out workers may be eager to leave some Vegas jobs, especially if the job is high stress, according to a recent survey from

About 42% of US respondents have left a job due to an overly stressful environment; workplace stress has also caused an additional 35% to consider changing jobs.

A related Monster US survey has found that 55% respondents experience very stressful lives; this percentage rises to 57% when specifically related to work stress. Only 3% of respondents report to experience no stress in their work life.

US findings included:

42% of respondents answered “I have purposely changed jobs due to a stressful work environment”
35% of respondents answered “I thought about changing my job because of a stressful work environment”
23% of respondents answered “I have never changed my job specifically due to a stressful work environment”

A “Workplace Stress” survey conducted by Monster in the US provided further insight into various aspects of a stressful work environment and its impact on personal life. The survey, which generated over 900 responses, revealed:

The most commonly reported workplace stressors include: supervisor relationship (40%) amount of work (39%) work-life balance (34%) and coworker relationships (31%)
61% of respondents believe that workplace stress has been the cause of an illness
46% of respondents have missed time at work due to work-related stress; 7% report illness so severe it caused hospitalization
84% of respondents claim that their stressful job has impacted their personal lives; 26% report sleepless nights, 24% report depression, 21% report family or relationship issues, and 19% report physical ailments
The most common methods of coping with work-related stress include: talking to a friend/colleague/spouse (55%), exercising (40%), eating (35%), stepping away from work (35%), taking a day off (32%), and drinking after work (24%)
When asked “What does your office do to help alleviate stress in the workplace?” 13% of respondents answered “extra time-off”; 11% answered “ability to work from home”; and 66% answered “nothing.”

Vegas education jobs growing?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The latest employment outlook report from Manpower shows how Vegas education jobs are on the rise.

According to the Q2 report, there is continuing employer confidence in the second quarter.

Employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +13%. This is the third consecutive quarter with a Net Employment Outlook of +13%, which is the strongest Outlook since Quarter 2 2008 when the Outlook was +14%.

The Quarter 2 Outlook is slightly stronger than one year ago when the Outlook was +11%.

According to the survey, 19 percent or employers anticipate an increase in staff levels in their Quarter 2 2014 hiring plans, while anticipated staff reductions are among the lowest in survey history at 4 percent. Seventy-three percent of employers expect no change in their hiring plans.

The final 4 percent of employers are undecided about their hiring intentions, resulting in a Net Employment Outlook of +15%. When seasonally adjusted, the Net Employment Outlook becomes +13%.

For Quarter 2 2014, employers have a positive Outlook in all 13 industry sectors included in the survey: Leisure & Hospitality (+20%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+19%), Mining (+18%), Professional & Business Services (+14%), Transportation & Utilities (+12%), Information (+12%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+11%), Government (+10%), Construction (+9%), Financial Activities (+8%), Education & Health Services (+8%), Other Services (+7%).

When the industry sector data is compared quarter-over-quarter, employers in the Mining sector anticipate a moderate hiring increase, while employers in the Government sector anticipate a slight hiring increase.

Staff levels are expected to remain relatively stable among employers in seven industry sectors: Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Information, Education & Health Services and Other Services. Employers in the Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services and Leisure & Hospitality sectors anticipate a slight decrease in the hiring pace, while Nondurable Goods Manufacturers expect a moderate hiring decrease.

Employers in all four U.S. regions surveyed report a positive Net Employment Outlook. Quarter-over-quarter, plans to add workers remain consistent among employers in all regions. Compared to one year ago at this time, employers in the Midwest and Northeast regions expect a relatively stable hiring environment, while employers in the South and West regions expect a slight uptick in hiring for Quarter 2 2014.

Company hires for investment jobs in Vegas

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Colliers International has secured some key hires for investment jobs in Vegas.

Mike Mixer, executive managing director of Colliers International – Las Vegas has launched a new Las Vegas Investment Services Division and hired Bridget Richards and Jason Lesley both as senior vice presidents to lead this division.

They have experience with commercial real estate, including all investment and high-profile owner-user disciplines: office, medical office, industrial, retail, multi-family and mobile home communities.

Prior to joining Colliers International, the duo established New Growth Commercial Real Estate Company, a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm. As part of New Growth, Richards and Lesley flourished, closing more than $560 million in transaction volume.

“We are excited to announce that Bridget Richards and Jason Lesley are joining Colliers International,” Mixer said. “Their extensive background, expertise, and dedication to commercial investment real estate will help shape and grow our new Las Vegas Investment Services Division. The quality of service they provide to clients will further position Colliers as the leading commercial real estate firm in Southern Nevada.”

“We are excited to bring our collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit to Colliers International,” Richards said. “The high-profile clients we enjoy working with on transactions deserve the sophisticated platform Colliers International – Las Vegas provides. We are thrilled for the opportunity to work in such an innovative and vibrant corporate culture.”