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Delivery company creates shipment jobs in Vegas

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Big holiday buying means big holiday hiring, and FedEx plans on creating many shipments jobs in Vegas.

The season, which includes one more day than last year, is expected to be bolstered by three volume spikes, including Cyber Monday and the first two Mondays in December, in which the company expects to move more than double its average daily volume. Peak projections are included in FedEx earnings guidance for FY16.

FedEx Ground will run seven-day sort operations during Peak season and FedEx Express will run expanded operations with additional hub sorts based on customer needs.
FedEx is adding more than 55,000 positions throughout its network to help the holidays arrive this year. This includes package handlers, drivers and other support positions.

“FedEx expects to see a record number of shipments move through our global network between Black Friday and Christmas Eve,” said Frederick W. Smith, CEO of FedEx Corp. “The shift in consumer shopping patterns, fueled by the rise of e-commerce, continues to drive our volume. Our strategic investments, unmatched flexible global network, and more than 325,000 dedicated team members around the world are ready to help the holidays arrive again this year.”

The National Retail Federation expects sales in November and December to grow 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion. The NRF also predicts e-commerce sales will continue to grow at a faster rate than brick-and-mortar sales, rising between 6 and 8 percent to as much as $105 billion.

Are we seeing an upswing in Vegas jobs?

Friday, October 9th, 2015

A recent Careerbuilder survey shows that we may be seeing an increase in Vegas jobs in this half of 2015.

Nearly half of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff over the next six months and one-third plan to hire temporary or contract workers – both improvements over 2014.

At the same time, workers are looking to take advantage of a labor market that has produced 245,000 jobs per month on average in the last year.

Three in ten workers (29 percent) plan to change jobs in the next 12 months, up from 25 percent last year.

49 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the second half of 2015, up from 47 percent last year
28 percent plan to hire part-time employees in the second half of 2015, up from 27 percent last year
34 percent plan to hire temporary or contract workers in the second half of 2015, up from 33 percent last year

Information Technology (56 percent), Health Care (56 percent), Hospitality (54 percent), Financial Services (52 percent), Manufacturing (52 percent) and Retail (50 percent) are among industries expected to outperform the national average for full-time, permanent hiring in the back half of the year.

The top functional areas where employers will be adding jobs in the second half of 2015 include:

Customer Service – 31 percent of hiring managers
Sales – 23 percent
Information Technology – 22 percent
Production – 18 percent
Accounting/Finance – 12 percent
Marketing – 11 percent
Human Resources – 9 percent

Program helps youth find Vegas jobs

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

YouthBuild is a program designed to help at-risk youth find Vegas jobs and other locations in 31 states.

YouthBuild is a non-residential, community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training in construction and other in-demand occupations. The program serves 16-to-24 year-olds who have dropped out of high school and who have been in the justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school, or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones. The grants will serve an estimated 4,800 participants in the next three years.

The Department of Labor has awarded nearly $76 million in YouthBuild grants to support additional academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth like Donny. The grants range from approximately $700,000 to $1.1 million each and will fund 72 YouthBuild programs in 31 states, the District of Columbia and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Nation. Of the recipients in this award, 22 eligible applicants that have not previously received a YouthBuild grant were selected this year.

This is the first round of YouthBuild grants awarded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The law, which became effective on July 1, 2015, led to several changes to YouthBuild.

These changes include putting greater focus on improving the quality and energy efficiency of buildings serving low-income and homeless individuals and families; expanding the eligibility to include youth who have dropped out of high school but subsequently reenrolled; and supporting further program alignment with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“Success should never be determined by where a person starts in life,” Secretary Perez said. “YouthBuild equips young people with the tools they need to realize their potential and the job skills they need to climb career ladders and punch their tickets to the middle class. Closing opportunity gaps for America’s young people is a matter of basic fairness and critical to our ability to compete in the global economy.”