Although the Las Vegas-Paradise area’s unemployment rate remained at 10.4 percent from March to April, the area still managed to lose more jobs. The area had a total non-farm employment of 871,400 workers during April, according to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is down from 875,600 workers during March and a 5.9 percent decrease from last year.
If you’re one of the many among this troubled economy looking for work, you might want to consider checking out local Fortune 500 companies. As a whole, Nevada is home to nine Fortune 500 companies. Of those companies, seven reside in Las Vegas, while two reside in Reno. These companies, which are worth more than most and often more successful, are usually hiring, making them great places to target during your job search.
The Fortune 500 companies found in Las Vegas include:
- Harrah’s Entertainment
- MGM Mirage
- Las Vegas Sands
- NV Energy
- Wynn Resorts
- Southwest Gas
- Boyd Gaming
As you can see, the majority of these companies in Las Vegas deal with the gambling, hospitality or tourism industries. Reno is home to International Game Technology, a company that manufactures gaming machinery, and Amerco, a trucking company.