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Are there adolescent behaviors at Vegas jobs?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

A survey from Careerbuilder took a look at adolescent behaviors reported at Vegas jobs, among other locations.

According to the survey, 3 in 4 employees (77 percent) have witnessed some type of childish behavior among colleagues in the workplace.

When asked which child-like behaviors they’ve witnessed colleagues displaying in the workplace, workers gave the following answers:

Whine: 55 percent
Pout over something that didn’t go his/her way: 46 percent
Tattle on another co-worker: 44 percent
Play a prank on another co-worker: 36 percent
Make a face behind someone’s back: 35 percent
Form a clique: 32 percent
Start a rumor about a co-worker: 30 percent
Storm out of the room: 29 percent
Throw a tantrum: 27 percent
Refuse to share resources with others: 23 percent

When asked to name specific immature or adolescent behaviors they have seen at work, employers reported the following observations of one or more employees:

Company owner threw tantrums, yelled and slammed doors when he didn’t get his way.
Employee hid to get away from duties and work responsibility.
Employee intentionally set up a co-worker to get him/her in trouble.
Employee ate other employees’ food from the company refrigerator.
Employee blocked parking spots to prevent other employees from parking closer to the front door.
Employee gossiped about all of his direct reports, then pretended to be their advocate.
Employee constantly pulled up inappropriate content on her cell phone and showed it to her “clique.”
Employee went to lunch and never came back.

Finance jobs in Vegas trend up

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The latest employment numbers have been tallied, and it appears finance jobs in Vegas are growing.

Employment in financial activities rose by 17,000 in July and has risen by 156,000 over the past 12 months. Insurance carriers and related activities accounted for more than half of the gain in July (+10,000) and over the year (+85,000).
In July, manufacturing employment edged up (+15,000).

Employment in nondurable goods rose by 23,000 over the month, including gains in food manufacturing (+9,000) and in plastics and rubber products (+6,000).

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in July (+29,000) and has increased by 376,000 over the year.

Employment in transportation and warehousing also continued to trend up in July (+14,000) and has risen by 146,000 over the year. Employment in couriers and messengers rose by 3,000 over the month.

Employment increased by 215,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Job gains occurred in retail trade, health care, professional and technical services, and financial activities.
Employment in retail trade increased by 36,000 in July and has risen by 322,000 over the year.

In July, motor vehicle and parts dealers added 13,000 jobs, and employment continued to trend up in general merchandise stores (+6,000).

Health care added 28,000 jobs in July and has added 436,000 jobs over the year. In July, employment rose in hospitals (+16,000).

Professional and technical services added 27,000 jobs in July, with gains in computer systems design and related services (+9,000) and architectural and engineering services (+6,000). Over the past 12 months, professional and technical services has added 301,000 jobs. Management of companies and enterprises added 14,000 jobs over the month.

Are Vegas jobs getting cut?

Friday, August 7th, 2015

A recent report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that there were many cuts last month, and possibly some of them are Vegas jobs.

U.S. employers announced plans to shed 105,696 workers from their payrolls in July, according to the report Thursday from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

More than half of the July job cuts were the result of massive troop and civilian workforce reductions announced by the United States Army. The cutbacks will eliminate 57,000 from government payrolls over the next two years.

“The transition from the military to the civilian workforce is always challenging, but the economy is in a much better position to absorb this influx of job seekers now, compared to two or three years ago. This does not mean it will be easy for these service men and women, most of whom undoubtedly thought the military would offer career-long job security,” noted Challenger.

“The most difficult part of the transition may be translating one’s military experience into terms that are meaningful to civilian employers. These men and women have skills and experience that are in demand, but they just don’t know how to describe them in a way that non-military recruiters understand. Luckily, there are a growing number of programs and services that help with this and there has been a concerted effort among the nation’s employers to hire former military,” he added.

Is anyone relocating for Vegas jobs?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The percentage of job seekers relocating for new positions declined in the first half of 2015, leading some to wonder if people are relocating for Vegas jobs.

Over the first two quarters of the year, 10 percent of job seekers moved for new employment, according to the latest job search data from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Nationally, the unemployment rate stood at 5.3 percent in June. However, there were 183 metropolitan areas below that level as of May, according to the latest available data on state and local employment from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“Furthermore, there were 148 metropolitan areas with an unemployment rate below 5.0 percent, at which point the balance of power in the job market shifts away from employers and toward job seekers,” noted Challenger.

“As local job markets improve around the country, there is less incentive to move. Employment alone is not a strong enough factor. There would have to be some other motivation, whether that’s family, health, lifestyle, or cost-of-living,” he added.

“The tipping point for relocation is very sensitive. Most people do not want to pick up stakes and move solely for employment. We tend to see relocation surge at the onset of recessions and in the early stages of recovery, as different geographical areas are impacted at different times. However, as recovery spreads and jobs become more available throughout the country, relocation begins to ebb,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.