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Company wants to create insurance jobs in Vegas

Monday, April 30th, 2012

A recruitment software company is looking to create insurance jobs in Vegas with the help of a new tool.

The company said it has released InsuraSeek, an insurance industry recruitment management suite of tools.

The tool addresses the specific needs of each player involved in the hiring pipeline for Insurance recruitment.

“The foundation of this product stems from our years of experience working with well over 6000 companies in the staffing agency and corporate recruiting function. We’ve spent 2 years consulting with our Insurance clients and their upper management to help identify gaps or flaws in the Insurance recruitment hiring pipeline process. Those gaps can be the difference between hiring the ‘good’ agent over the ‘great’ agents. We have identified the places where Internet resumes candidates get lost within the recruiting process and developed solutions designed to automate actions that are the most time consuming and redundant,” says Phil Gonzalez, CEO of Resource Edge.

Some of the new features include:

Automated Resume Searching: customized industry-tested and developed search technology designed to search Internet resume channels including pay career sites like Monster, social networks, college alumni sites, the open web, free web boards, and community/geographic resources.

Scheduled, Systematic Search: The search for candidates is automated and scheduled to execute using smart searches. Using a tiered schedule that allows the recruiter/sourcer to focus entirely on candidate review, the system eliminated the need to manually execute daily/weekly searches on their preferred resume sites. The software is configured to download and begin processing results.

Localized Results: Searches are executed within the zip codes, counties, or regions agencies like to pull candidates from.

Hospitality jobs in Vegas increase

Monday, April 9th, 2012

According to the most recent stats from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, hospitality jobs in Vegas are quite possibly on the rise.

In March, within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drinking places rose by 37,000 in March and has risen by 563,000 since a recent low point in February 2010.

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000 in March. In the prior 3 months, payroll employment had risen by an average of 246,000 per month. Private-sector employment grew by 121,000 in March, including gains in manufacturing, food services and drinking places, and health care. Retail trade lost jobs over the month. Government employment was essentially unchanged.

Employment in professional and business services continued to trend up in March (+31,000). Employment in the industry has grown by 1.4 million since a recent low point in September 2009. In March, services to buildings and dwellings added 23,000 jobs. Employment in temporary help services was about unchanged over the month after increasing by 55,000 in February.

Retail trade employment fell by 34,000 in March. A large job loss in general merchandise stores (-32,000) and small losses in other retail industries more than offset gains in health and personal care stores (+6,000) and in building material and garden supply stores (+5,000).

Productivity affects Vegas jobs

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Productivity is having a profound affect on Vegas jobs, according to recent statistics from the BLS.

Nonfarm business sector labor productivity increased at a 0.7 percent
annual rate during the fourth quarter of 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics reported today. The gain in productivity reflects increases of
3.6 percent in output and 2.9 percent in hours worked. (All quarterly
percent changes in this release are seasonally adjusted annual rates.)
From the fourth quarter of 2010 to the fourth quarter of 2011,
productivity grew 0.5 percent, as output rose 2.3 percent and hours rose
1.8 percent. Annual average productivity increased 0.7
percent from 2010 to 2011.

Labor productivity, or output per hour, is calculated by dividing an index
of real output by an index of hours worked of all persons, including
employees, proprietors, and unpaid family workers.

Unit labor costs in nonfarm businesses increased 1.2 percent in the fourth
quarter of 2011, as productivity grew at a slower rate (0.7 percent) than
hourly compensation (1.9 percent). Unit labor costs rose 1.3 percent over
the last four quarters. Annual average unit labor costs
increased 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011.

BLS defines unit labor costs as the ratio of hourly compensation to labor
productivity; increases in hourly compensation tend to increase unit labor
costs and increases in output per hour tend to reduce them.

Manufacturing sector productivity declined 0.4 percent in the fourth
quarter of 2011, as output rose 3.8 percent and hours worked increased 4.2
percent; this is the largest quarterly gain in hours worked since the
fourth quarter of 2005 (4.8 percent). Over the last four quarters,
manufacturing productivity increased 1.7 percent. Annual average
productivity grew 2.8 percent from 2010 to 2011. Unit labor costs in
manufacturing increased 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 but
decreased 1.1 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

CarMax hiring for tech jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

CarMax has announced it is hiring for tech jobs in Vegas.

The company said this week it is recruiting for more than 965 positions in locations across the country in order to satisfy the company’s seasonal staffing needs. The majority of positions are in sales and service operations (detailers, experienced technicians), with additional positions in purchasing and the business office. These are full and part-time permanent positions, with day and evening shifts available.

Workers fear benefits will affect jobs in Vegas

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

According to a new survey, many workers expect companies will slash their benefits, a move that will affect their jobs in Vegas or other areas.

The survey by Randstad found that almost half of workers surveyed, 48 percent, believe their companies will cut benefits in the New Year and 41 percent believe their companies will lay off workers. However, 74 percent of US workers agree that their companies have great futures.

Company hires for finance jobs in Vegas

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Atlantis Internet Group said this week it has acquired a key hire for finance jobs in Vegas.

The Nevada Gaming company has hired C.P. Baker Securities, Inc. as Investment Banker to the Company.

C.P. Baker Securities is a Boston-based Investment Bank which focuses on fast-growing, small cap companies. It will assist ATIG to develop strategic financial direction as well as with investor awareness, increased corporate communications and shareholder support. (more…)

New feature could help connect job seekers with Vegas administrative jobs

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

A new feature launched by LinkedIn could potentially connect job seekers with Vegas administrative jobs.

Professional networking site LinkedIn recently launched LinkedIn Talent Pipeline, a new solution for recruiters which will give them the ability to manage all of their talent leads in one place, helping them recruit the best talent more quickly.

The announcement was made onstage by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner in front of more than 1,800 recruiting professionals at the company’s Talent Connect customer event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new feature will also help recruit for sales jobs in San Antonio.

With the rise of social media, recruiters are dealing with an increase in online networks as sources of talent who may not be actively seeking a new job. This is in addition to more traditional sources such as personal referrals, conferences, job boards and company career sites. This shift toward recruiting ‘passive’ talent gives recruiters access to a much larger pool of potential candidates with the right skills and experience than if they relied on active candidates alone. Talent Pipeline will allow recruiters to keep track of all of these potential candidates in one place, even before they enter the formal application process.

Speaking on the announcement, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner commented, “Recruiters are actively looking for more talent from more sources and managing all their talent leads across multiple tools. With LinkedIn Talent Pipeline, we’re extending our Recruiter platform and continuing our focus to connect talent with opportunity on a massive scale by providing a single place to manage and update these leads, wherever they are found.”

Because most passive candidates have not formally applied for a job, they are not tracked in a company’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS). As a result, many recruiters are simply tracking leads in their own spreadsheets – a tool designed for crunching numbers, not tracking, nurturing and collaborating on recruitment.

James Holincheck, Managing Vice President of Human Capital Management at Gartner, commented, “One of the most frequent things we hear from enterprises today is a desire to better manage the increasing number of talent sources. Recruiters know that passive candidates are an important source of talent and want better tools to capture this opportunity.”

Retailer helps create retail jobs in Vegas

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

A new retailer is creating buzz along with new retail jobs in Vegas.

With expansion plans and creation of new jobs announced earlier this summer, recently reported that all jobs would be shifted to Nevada, and all future job creation will happen there.’s men’s neckwear operations have modestly brought about a dozen jobs to Las Vegas, with 10 times that forecast by the end of 2012.

Survey shows that Vegas jobs are increasing

Monday, October 17th, 2011

A new survey has a promising outlook on the status of Vegas jobs.

Job search engine Simply Hired released its October Employment Outlook highlighting national and local market outlooks, and industry and employer trends.

Nationwide job openings increased for the third consecutive month, up slightly by 0.7 percent month-over-month and 9.0 percent year-over-year. Openings were previously up 4.5 percent month-over-month and 16.5 percent year-over-year.

BoA hires for finance jobs in Vegas

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Bank of America has announced a hiring spree to recruit for finance jobs in Vegas.

The hiring has already commenced. The bank said this week it has hired 13 small business bankers in the greater Las Vegas area to provide guidance and counsel to local small business owners. An additional five small business bankers will be hired across Nevada in 2012. These bankers are part of the company’s previously announced plan to hire approximately 1,000 new small business bankers throughout the U.S.

Through a relationship with a Bank of America small business banker, customers will have convenient access to local small business expertise and a dedicated resource. Small business bankers will consult with small business owners at their place of business and assess their companies’ deposit, credit and cash management needs.

“Our small business customers in Las Vegas and across the country have told us that they want access to more expertise and someone who truly understands their needs,” said Emily Shanks, Small Business Banking executive for the Western States region. “Our small business bankers will be there to address a customer’s financial demands and challenges as they arise, provide tailored solutions so that small business owners can focus on what they do best and what our economy needs most — running their business.”

In Nevada, more than 97 percent of all businesses are small businesses with less than 100 employees, employing nearly half of Nevada’s total workforce, according to the Nevada Small Business Administration. In Las Vegas and Reno alone, more than 99 percent of resident businesses are small businesses employing 67 percent of Clark County’s resident firm workforce and over 70 percent of Reno-Sparks’ area resident firm workforce, according to City to city, these small business owners are often faced with unique and complex financial demands that require personalized guidance from a small business banker who understands their needs.

As a part of its ongoing commitment to small business, Bank of America extended $7.8 billion of credit to small businesses in the first half of 2011, increasing new loans to small businesses by 35 percent. In Nevada, Bank of America extended nearly $63 million in loans to small businesses in the first half of 2011.