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Companies hire for legal jobs in Vegas

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

One company is gearing up and hiring for legal jobs in Vegas.

Cogburn Law Offices, a real estate, personal injury and employment law firm in Nevada, has hired attorney Jason Barron, who will join the firm’s employment law division.

“Jason believes in representing those who are harmed through no fault of their own and has successfully represented hundreds of clients in Nevada,” said Jamie Cogburn, partner and co-founder of Cogburn Law Offices. “Cogburn Law Offices is a Nevada-based firm with deep roots in the community, and we are proud to welcome an attorney who is passionate about protecting the rights of his fellow community members.”

Barron returned to his home state after attending law school at the University of Notre Dame. After receiving his Juris Doctor, he was admitted to practice in Nevada’s state and federal courts.

Barron graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) with a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies and a concentration in English.

He is a Nevada native.

Barron has more than a decade of experience in litigation on behalf of harmed individuals.

He joins Cogburn Law Offices with extensive experience in civil litigation with an emphasis on plaintiffs’ rights.

Company busy creating legal jobs in Vegas

Monday, July 21st, 2014

One law company has made a change and created more legal jobs in Vegas.

Cogburn Law Offices, a real estate, employment law and personal injury law firm in Nevada, announced today it has hired Matthew Holland for personal injury cases.

Prior to joining Cogburn Law Offices, Holland served as an intern to Justice Martin E. Johnstone of the Kentucky Supreme Court and an extern to trial Judge Thomas B. Wine.

He attended the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

As a law student, Holland’s academic accomplishments, along with his skill in both written and oral advocacy, led to invitations to participate in the Brandeis Law Journal and the Moot Skills and Professional Skills Board.

He was also one of only 10 students who received an invite to participate in the Louisville legal community’s prestigious Brandeis Inn of Court.

Holland also attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, where he completed his post-graduate studies in international conflict analysis. He received his bachelor’s degree in international studies from Brigham Young University.

“At Cogburn Law Offices, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals so they can focus on getting better during personal injury cases,” said Kristin Cogburn, partner and co-founder of Cogburn Law Offices. “Matthew’s experience and training, in addition to his dedication to serving the interests of injured individuals make him an excellent addition to our firm.”

Transportation jobs in Vegas increase

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Transportation jobs in Vegas are climbing, according to recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor.

According to the BLS, jobs increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent.

Transportation and warehousing employment increased by 17,000 in June. Over the prior 12 months, this industry had added an average of 11,000 jobs per month. In June, couriers and messengers added 6,000 jobs.

Financial activities added 17,000 jobs in June, with a gain of 9,000 in insurance carriers and related activities. Employment in real estate and rental and leasing continued to trend up in June (+9,000). Financial activities had added an average of 5,000 jobs per month over the prior 12 months.

Manufacturing added 16,000 jobs in June, with all of the increase in durable goods manufacturing. Within durable goods, employment increased in motor vehicles and parts (+6,000) and in computer and peripheral equipment (+3,000).

Wholesale trade added 15,000 jobs over the month and has added 140,000 jobs over the year.

Employment changed little over the month in other major industries, including mining and logging, construction, information, and government.

Employment in professional and business services rose by 67,000 in June and had averaged 53,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In June, employment within the industry increased in management and technical consulting services (+8,000), architectural and engineering services (+7,000), and computer systems design and related services (+7,000). Employment continued to trend up in temporary help services.

Employment in food services and drinking places rose by 33,000 in June and has increased by 314,000 over the past year.

Health care employment increased by 21,000 in June, about in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 18,000 per month. Within health care, employment continued to trend up in ambulatory health care services (+13,000) and in nursing and residential care facilities (+6,000).

In June, the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 6.1 percent. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 325,000 to 9.5 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.4 percentage points and 2.3 million.