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Retail jobs in Vegas grow

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The number of retail jobs in Vegas may be climbing, according to the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor.

Employment in retail trade rose by 44,000 in October, compared with an average monthly gain of 25,000 over the prior 12 months. In October, job gains occurred in clothing and accessories stores (+20,000), general merchandise stores (+11,000), and automobile dealers (+6,000).

Food services and drinking places added 42,000 jobs in October. Over the year, the industry has added 368,000 jobs.

Construction employment increased by 31,000 in October, following little employment change in recent months. Employment in nonresidential specialty trade contractors rose by 21,000. Over the past 12 months, construction has added 233,000 jobs.

Employment in mining continued to trend down in October (-5,000). The industry has shed 109,000 jobs since reaching a recent employment peak in December 2014.

Employment increased by 271,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.0 percent

Employment increased by 271,000 in October. Over the prior 12 months, employment growth had averaged 230,000 per month. In October, job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and construction.

Employment in professional and business services increased by 78,000 in October, compared with an average gain of 52,000 per month over the prior 12 months. In October, job gains occurred in administrative and support services (+46,000), computer systems design and related services (+10,000), and architectural and engineering services (+8,000). Health care added 45,000 jobs in October.

Within the industry, employment growth continued in ambulatory health care services (+27,000) and in hospitals (+18,000). Over the past year, health care has added 495,000 jobs.

 

 

Vegas hiring on a roll?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

A new survey from Careerbuilder points out that hiring is up, but hiring for Vegas jobs is also on track.

Thirty-nine percent of employers added full-time, permanent headcount in Q3, up from 34 percent in the same period in 2014 and 28 percent in 2013. Ten percent decreased headcount, on par with last year, while 49 percent made no change to staff levels and 1 percent was unsure.

Looking ahead, 34 percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in Q4, up from 29 percent in 2014 and 25 percent in 2013. Ten percent expect to reduce staff, on par with last year, while 52 percent anticipate no change and 4 percent are unsure.

Seasonal hiring activity over the next three months is also expected to show notable year-over-year gains. One third (33 percent) of employers expect to hire seasonal workers in Q4, up from 26 percent last year.

Fifty-seven percent expect to transition some seasonal staff into full-time, permanent roles, up from 42 percent last year.

Seasonal workers will likely benefit from recent minimum wage increases implemented at the federal and state level and among large name brands.

Thirty-seven percent of employers say they will increase pay for their seasonal staff, up 10 percentage points over last year. Seventy-two percent of seasonal employers will pay $10 or more per hour while 19 percent will pay $16 or more.

Half of seasonal employers (52 percent) say they’re boosting staffs to help with the busier holiday season while others are focused on wrapping up the year (30 percent) or ramping up for 2016 (31 percent).