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Have you been late for Vegas jobs?

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

A new study from Careerbuilder takes a look at ridiculous excuses for being late for Vegas jobs, among other locations.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, when asked how often they come in late to work, 1 in 4 workers (25 percent) admitted they do it at least once a month — down from 29 percent last year — and more than 1 in 10 (12 percent) say it’s a weekly occurrence for them.

Broken down by age, 38 percent of those ages 18-34 are late at least once a month, compared to 36 percent of those 35-44 and 14 percent of those 45 and older. By region, 30 percent of workers from the West are late at least once a month, compared to only 26 percent in the Northeast, 25 percent in the South and 23 percent in the Midwest.

It happens to the best of us: the alarm didn’t go off, the car wouldn’t start, the train was late — but some people have more unusual excuses for being late. When asked about the most outrageous excuses employees have given them for being late, employers shared the following:

  • It’s too cold to work.
  • I had morning sickness (it was a man).
  • My coffee was too hot and I couldn’t leave until it cooled off.
  • An astrologer warned me of a car accident on a major highway, so I took all backroads, making me an hour late.
  • My dog ate my work schedule.
  • I was here, but I fell asleep in the parking lot.
  • My fake eyelashes were stuck together.
  • Although it has been five years, I forgot I did not work at my former employer’s location and drove there on accident.

In general, the usual suspects are to blame for why employees are late to work: traffic (51 percent), oversleeping (31 percent), bad weather (28 percent), too tired to get out of bed (23 percent) and forgetting something (13 percent).

The majority of employers (60 percent) say they expect employees to be on time every day, and more than 2 in 5 (43 percent) have fired someone for being late – compared to 41 percent last year. By region, 48 percent of employers in the South say they have fired workers for being late, followed by those in the Midwest (45 percent), West (42 percent) and Northeast (38 percent).

Vegas employment outlook

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The newest labor numbers show that the Vegas employment outlook appears strong.

Nevada’s annual labor force revised numbers show little has changed since the initial numbers were previously reported for 2017. Nevada added 42,100 jobs last year, with a growth rate of 3.2 percent. The average unemployment rate for 2017 was five percent, down from 5.7 percent in 2016.


Nevada’s total nonfarm employment averaged 1,341,000 in 2017, non-seasonally adjusted, 200 jobs more than initially reported.

Statewide employment increased by an annual average of 42,100 in 2017. Previously reported gain was 40,900 jobs.  Carson City average annual employment estimates were revised upward by 1,000 jobs with and added average of 1,400 jobs in 2017.

Reno average annual employment estimates were revised upward by 4,600 jobs with a gain of 10,900 jobs.  Las Vegas employment estimates for 2017 were revised down slightly, by 1,300 jobs. The area saw an average annual growth of 27,300 jobs from the previous year.

The construction sector added the most jobs in 2017, both in nominal terms (+7,600) and in percentage growth (up ten percent). This is a slight downward revision from the pre-benchmark growth estimates of 9,100 construction jobs.

Manufacturing estimates were revised upward by 2400 jobs (for a total growth of 4,100), adjusting the growth rate from 3.9 percent to 9.4 percent, the second-highest growth rate for the year.

Prior to the benchmark, the Bureau reported the trade/transportation/utilities sector added 10,000 jobs. After the revision, the gain stands at 6,900, the second-largest nominal gain of the eleven supersectors.

Vegas jobs grow

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

The latest labor statistics demonstrate that Vegas jobs continue to grow.

Employment rose to 1,361,100 reflecting an increase of 1,300 jobs over the month, while unemployment in the Nevada remains unchanged since December at 4.9 percent.

“I am encouraged to see we started the year by adding more jobs to the economy. Nevada is working toward the sixth continuous year with growth rates above the nation as a whole, while seeing an unchanged unemployment rate,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “These are certainly positive indicators for our state as we begin 2018.”

This is the 66th straight month with annual employment growth in Nevada higher than the US as a whole, reflecting continued strength in the job market in the state.

Over the year, jobs grew by just under 3 percent through January, said David Schmidt, Chief Economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.


At 4.9 percent, Nevada’s unemployment rate remained unchanged since August of last year.

The Silver State added 1,300 jobs over the month in January, seasonally adjusted, to reach 1.36 million jobs. Over the year, employment grew by 37,700 or 2.8 percent.

At the height of the recession, adding discouraged workers to the “official” unemployment rate resulted in an increase of 1.1 percentage points. Currently, including discouraged workers only increases the headline rate by 0.4 percentage points.

The number of employers in Nevada’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) system has reached nearly 69,000, the highest fourth-quarter reading on record.  Nevada’s UI trust fund ended 2017 with a balance of $1.1 billion, an all-time high.

Healthcare jobs in Vegas grow

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

The healthcare industry is booming, and healthcare jobs in Vegas continue to grow, according to recent labor statistics.

Employment increased by 200,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Employment rose by 200,000 in January. Employment continued to trend up in construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing.

Construction added 36,000 jobs in January, with most of the increase occurring among specialty trade contractors (+26,000). Employment in residential building construction continued to trend up over the month (+5,000). Over the year, construction employment has increased by 226,000.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up in January (+31,000). The industry has added 255,000 jobs over the past 12 months. Employment in health care continued to trend up in January (+21,000), with a gain of 13,000 in hospitals. In 2017, health care added an average of 24,000 jobs per month.

In January, employment in manufacturing remained on an upward trend (+15,000).

Durable goods industries added 18,000 jobs. Manufacturing has added 186,000 jobs over the past 12 months.

Employment in other major industries, including mining, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, professional and business services, and government, changed little over the month.