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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
The number of Vegas transportation jobs is getting larger, according to various reports.
Nationwide, job prospects are climbing as well.
About 22 percent of employers plan to add staff, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 3 2013 is +12%, up from +11% during Quarter 2 2013 and the same period last year.
“Continued uncertainty plays a critical role in hiring decisions, and employers are forced to function in a fast-moving business environment where local and global events impact employment strategies more than ever before,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup President. “These new market conditions require employers to think differently about workforce models and the talent they need for business success. Many economic indicators pointed toward measured optimism during the first half of the year, and our third quarter data show a rise in hiring intentions that demonstrates improved demand for products and services.”
employers Increasing Staff Levels: According to seasonally adjusted data, the overall percentage of anticipated hiring increases is at 22 percent for Quarter 3 2013. This is the highest percentage of employers projecting an increase in hiring since before 2009.
• Strength in Industry Sectors: Employers in two industry sectors convey notable national growth for Quarter 3 2013.
o Construction employers anticipate a moderate increase in hiring in Quarter 3 2013, with the Net Employment Outlook rising 8 percentage points compared with Q2 2013. The Construction industry sector last surpassed the current Outlook of +18% in Quarter 3 2007.
o Employers in the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector also indicate a moderate increase in hiring in Quarter 3 2013 with an Outlook increase of 6 percentage points. The Leisure & Hospitality industry sector’s Outlook for Quarter 3 2012 is 30%. This rivals the previous strongest Outlook in the Leisure & Hospitality industry sector, which was last seen one year ago.
For Quarter 3 2013, employers have a positive Outlook in all 13 industry sectors included in the survey: Leisure & Hospitality (+30%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+20%), Mining (+18%), Construction (+18%), Professional & Business Services (+18%), Transportation & Utilities (+17%), Financial Activities (+15%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+14%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+13%), Information (+12%), Other Services (+10%), Government (+9%) and Education & Health Services (+6%). When the industry sector data is compared quarter-over-quarter, employers in the Construction, Wholesale & Retail Trade and Leisure & Hospitality sectors anticipate a moderate hiring increase, while employers in the Mining, Transportation & Utilities, Financial Activities and Government sectors look for the hiring pace to slightly increase. Staff levels are expected to remain relatively stable among employers in six industry sectors: Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Information, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services and Other Services.
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Vegas continues to have poor job numbers, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it also has one of the highest unemployment rates.
Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a Census 2000 population of 1 million or more,
Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev., and Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., had
the highest unemployment rates in April, 9.6 percent each. Oklahoma City, Okla.,
had the lowest jobless rate among the large areas, 4.1 percent. Forty-two of the
large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases, four had increases,
and three had no change. The largest unemployment rate declines occurred in
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif., and Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville,
Calif. (-2.0 percentage points each). Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark., had the largest
over-the-year jobless rate increase in a large area.
Yuma, Ariz., and El Centro, Calif., had the highest unemployment rates in
April, at 30.3 percent and 24.0 percent, respectively. Midland, Texas, had the
lowest unemployment rate, 3.0 percent. A total of 213 areas had April
unemployment rates below the U.S. figure of 7.1 percent, 153 areas had rates
above it, and 6 areas had rates equal to that of the nation.
El Centro, Calif., had the largest over-the-year unemployment rate decrease in
April (-3.9 percentage points). Seventeen other areas had rate declines of at
least 2.0 percentage points, and an additional 66 areas had declines of at least
1.0 point. Yuma, Ariz., had the largest over-the-year jobless rate increase
(+4.0 percentage points). The next largest increases were in Decatur, Ill., and
Eau Claire, Wis.
Eleven of the most populous metropolitan areas are made up of 34 metropolitan
divisions, which are essentially separately identifiable employment centers. In
April, Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, Mass.-N.H., had the highest jobless rate among
the divisions, 10.6 percent. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash., had the lowest
jobless rate, 4.5 percent.
Twenty-six of the metropolitan divisions had over-the-year jobless rate
decreases in April, while five had increases and three had no change. Seattle-
Bellevue-Everett, Wash., had the largest rate decline from a year earlier (-2.1
percentage points). Seven other divisions had rate decreases of 1.0 percentage
point or more. Gary, Ind., had the largest unemployment rate increase from a
year earlier (+0.6 percentage point).
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Many employers are optimistic about the regrowth of Vegas jobs, according to a recent survey from the Conference Board.
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had improved in April, increased again in May. The Index now stands at 76.2 (1985=100), up from 69.0 in April.
Consumers’ appraisal of present-day conditions improved in May. Those saying business conditions are “good” increased to 18.8 percent from 17.5 percent, while those stating business conditions are “bad” decreased to 26.0 percent from 27.6 percent. Consumers’ assessment of the labor market was also more positive. Those claiming jobs are “plentiful” increased to 10.8 percent from 9.7 percent, while those claiming jobs are “hard to get” edged down to 36.1 percent from 36.9 percent.
Consumers were considerably more optimistic about the short-term outlook. Those expecting business conditions to improve over the next six months increased to 19.2 percent from 17.2 percent, while those expecting business conditions to worsen decreased to 12.1 percent from 14.8 percent.
Consumers’ outlook for the labor market was also more upbeat. Those expecting more jobs in the months ahead improved to 16.8 percent from 14.3 percent, while those expecting fewer jobs decreased to 19.7 percent from 21.8 percent. The proportion of consumers expecting their incomes to increase dipped slightly to 16.6 percent from 16.8 percent, while those expecting a decrease edged down to 15.3 percent from 15.9 percent.
Says Lynn Franco, Director of Economic Indicators at The Conference Board: “Consumer Confidence posted another gain this month and is now at a five-year high (Feb. 2008, Index 76.4). Consumers’ assessment of current business and labor-market conditions was more positive and they were considerably more upbeat about future economic and job prospects. Back-to-back monthly gains suggest that consumer confidence is on the mend and may be regaining the traction it lost due to the fiscal cliff, payroll-tax hike, and sequester.”
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
With the promotion of a key members, one company has created more real estate jobs in Vegas.
The Ballen Group of Keller Williams, team of Las Vegas Short Sale Specialists, has promoted Tom Wirt to CEO.
Lori Ballen and her husband Richard Ballen manage the Las Vegas Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas. As Las Vegas Short Sale Specialists, Lori and her team focus on distressed properties and residential real estate in Nevada.
They are also looking to fill more real estate jobs. The Ballen Group is seeking additional talent for the team as well including buyer specialists, listing agents, short sale processors, administrative and marketing staff, and a web master.
Lori Ballen, Leader of The Ballen Group says, “We are excited to have Tom Wirt leading our Las Vegas Real Estate team. Tom always has our client’s best interest in mind and their number one goal is his number one goal. He is a natural leader, a determined individual, and is great with the details.”
Tom has been with The Ballen Group since April of 2011 and quickly became the teams “go to” person for advice, leadership, and training.
The Ballen Group has been recognized for top achievements in Listings, Production, and marketing.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance has hired a key person for executive jobs in Vegas.
Kathy Parker has been appointed to the position of Senior Executive Administrator and Free Trade Zone Coordinator.
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, previously known as the Nevada Development Authority, is Southern Nevada’s economic development agency. For 57 years, it has continued to diversify and improve the economy of Southern Nevada. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org. The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is located in The InNEVation Center powered by Switch.
Switch is the world’s most reliable technology ecosystem, in the country’s safest desert. Switch is a Nevada-based technology ecosystem that includes the Switch SuperNAP, a 407,000-square-foot facility that houses the servers of Google, VMWare, HP, Intuit, eBay, Zappos, and many more. The SuperNAP has gained global attention through its use of patented technology to house servers at a density that far surpasses industry standards, with additional safeguards provided by armed security and Las Vegas’ unique geography as a city free from natural disasters.
Parker will provide operational and administrative support to the LVGEA Executive Committee and Board of Trustees and all sub-committees. Her role as the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) Coordinator is to ensure compliance of the principle responsibilities of the grantee for Foreign Trade Zone 89. She also assists the EVP Economic Development. Parker, a 12-year resident of the Las Vegas valley, has worked for the LVGEA since 2000.
“Kathy has been leading the coordination for Foreign Trade Zone 89 for several years. As we proceed with initiatives to promote our FTZ globally, we need to have someone coordinating this effort full-time”, said Tom Skancke, president and CEO of LVGEA. “This position requires someone that is detail oriented and trusted to work with the federal government and Kathy is that person on our team.”
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
A company with a lot of data relating to jobs took a closer look to determine if HR jobs in Vegas are growing, and if HR jobs nationwide are on a steady climb.
The Wanted Analytics found that over the past 90 days, more than 14,000 jobs ads for human resources professionals specified that candidates would need either a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
This is an 8.5% increase in the number of jobs that specify this certification in their ads. This only represents about 7% of all HR-related job ads posted online during the past 90 days.
It’s likely that employers will find positions that require these certifications hard-to-fill. Nationally, this requirement scores a 78 on the Hiring Scale. (The Hiring Scale ranges from 1-99, with 99 representing the most difficult market conditions.)
The best location in the US to find potential candidates with SPHR’s or PHR’s is Eugene, Oregon. Although Eugene doesn’t necessarily have the largest talent pool in the US, it has just a few open positions.
Employers that are able to source candidates from this area are likely to experience very little competition from other companies trying to attract the same candidates.
Monday, April 15th, 2013
With the addition of a new employee, one Nevada company has created Vegas training jobs.
Vegas PBS, which expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on Vegas PBS.org, PBSKids.org, PBSKidsGO.org, PBSParents.org and PBSParents.org, said this week that Jami Miller has been appointed Workforce Training and Economic Development Coordinator for the television station.
Miller will assist the Workforce Training and Economic Development division of Vegas PBS in promoting and implementing its online workforce training programs offered through Vegas Virtual Online Education, among individuals, educators, government entities, non-profits and businesses.
Vegas Virtual Online Education’s emphasis is in “Putting Nevadans Back to Work” and offers affordable online education opportunities designed for entry, certification, and advancement in todays workplace.
Previously Miller served as administrator for Virtual High School. Under her supervision, Virtual High School was recognized by the Clark County School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Dwight Jones for obtaining Exemplary Status designation, the only school in Southern Nevada to receive the recognition. The school was also ranked nationally by the US News and World Report as a Bronze designation for student success and performance.
Miller has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Master in Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Miller is a member of Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership LV Alumni, North American Council for Online Learning, Nevada Online Education Consortium, Nevada Association of School Administrators and Clark County Association of School Administrators. In her free time, Miller volunteers with a number of organizations including Kiwanis Neon Lights Las Vegas (founding member), Vegas PBS (member), American Heart Association.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
The economy is expanding, and one recent sign is the fact that one company has created real estate jobs in Vegas.
Commerce added three new brokers to its roster, Sharon Beesley, Adam Collins and Curtis Sanders—all of whom joined the company from the NAI Global Las Vegas office.
With more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of commercial acquisitions, sales, leasing, and development Sharon Beesley, CCIM, joins the company as an associate specializing in investment properties.
Prior to Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, Beesley served as a Vice President with NAI. She also gained extensive knowledge and experience as a Corporate Broker for Parcelon, LLC and Monument Realty, Inc., where she provided property valuation, asset management and dissolution of REO properties for various lending institutions. She was also involved in commercial sales and leasing with MDL Group, where she specialized in retail, office and industrial properties. In addition, Sharon served as Vice President of land acquisition for a leading Las Vegas home building company for over a decade.
Adam Collins is an Associate with Cushman & Wakefield |Commerce where he specializes exclusively in the hotel and gaming property brokerage markets.
Prior to joining the company, Collins specialized in hotel and gaming properties with NAI. He launched his commercial real estate career more than 10 years ago in Albany, New York at the age of 18. Focusing exclusively on the multi-family/investment property markets, within three years Collins became one of Upstate New York’s leading brokers. Collins’ notable transactions include many landmark, trophy properties, including one of New York’s largest student housing portfolios and a professional basketball team.
Curtis Sanders, SIOR is a Director with Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce, where he specializes in build-to-suits, the sale and leasing of industrial and office buildings, as well as vacant land.
Prior to joining C&W; |Commerce, Curtis spent more than 20 years with NAI Las Vegas. He joined the firm as Senior Marketing Consultant with their highly regarded industrial division; he then became a Senior Vice President focusing on industrial, office and land properties. He also gained extensive experience with Merrill Lynch Commercial Real Estate in Los Angeles, CA and Arthur Robloff & Company also in Los Angeles, CA.
Curtis has a Master’s Degree of Public Service/Business Management from DePaul University’s School of Business, Chicago, Illinois. He is a father of three daughters, a U.S. Army Veteran and a Martial Arts Black Belt.
“It’s rare for recruiting to be done out in the open, with each broker looking to find the right fit by comparing different commercial real estate companies and services against one another. We were fortunate to pick up three very talented brokers,” said Ed Turpin, Managing Director for the Las Vegas office of Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce. “This is just the beginning of some great things to come for our office. Look for more announcements soon. We welcome Sharon, Adam and Curtis to our team and look forward to adding their expertise to our investment, hotel/gaming and industrial teams.”
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
A recent labor poll shows that the economic situation, including Vegas jobs, is looking up.
Nevada’s unemployment rate fell to seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent in January, which is the 18th straight month the state has seen a decline in the number of people unemployed.
The non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Las Vegas-Paradise Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) stood at 10.2 percent, down 2.3 percentage points since last January. In the Reno/Sparks MSA, the unadjusted rate was 10.6 percent, compared to a 12.5 percent rate last year. The unemployment rate in Carson City is down 1.8 percentage points since last year and stood at 11.2 percent in January 2013.
Nevada’s unemployment rate has been on a downward path since early 2011 and recently fell into the single digits in December said Bill Anderson, chief economist for Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR).
“The state’s economy continued to produce new jobs at a decent pace, adding
a seasonally adjusted 6,600 jobs over-the-month,” Anderson said. “Nevada’s over-
the-year job growth rate of 2.5 percent (January-January) is a full percentage point higher than national growth for the same period. Taken as a whole, most economic andlabor market barometers are pointing in a positive direction, so we maintain an outlook of improvement in the job market in 2013 as momentum con
tinues to build in the recovery.”
From December to January, employment increased in five major industries, and declined in another five. The top three sectors adding jobs include leisure and hospitality (+4,200), trade/transportation/utilities (+2,000), and government (+1,500). The bottom three sectors losing jobs were professional and business services (-900), construction (-500), and education and health services (-300).
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
The Vegas job market is predicted to be much stronger, according to a Manpower analysis.
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA employers expect to hire at a healthy pace during Quarter 2 2013.
Job prospects appear best in Construction, Transportation & Utilities, Information, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Other Services and Government. Employers in Durable Goods Manufacturing plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Nondurable Goods Manufacturing and Wholesale & Retail Trade is expected to remain unchanged.
“Hiring activity is expected to improve considerably during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2013 when the Net Employment Outlook was 3%,” said Manpower spokesperson Andy Katz. “Employers also expect much more robust employment prospects compared with one year ago when the Net Employment Outlook was 5%.”
From April to June, 22% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 6% expect to reduce staff. Another 69% expect to maintain their current workforce levels and 3% are not certain of their hiring plans. This yields a Net Employment Outlook* of 16%.
Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed in the United States, 18 percent expect to add to their workforces, and 5 percent expect a decline in their payrolls during Quarter 2 2013. Seventy-three percent of employers anticipate making no change to staff levels, and the remaining four percent of employers are undecided about their hiring plans. When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook is +11%, stable compared to the Quarter 1 2013 Net Employment Outlook of 12%.