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Old 09-04-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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after reading this forum im starting to change my mind, but still think its the best move....

i live in phx AZ, unemployed for 3 months now,have enough of this city and want to move somwhere else...

Between AZ,NV and LA/San Diego i decided to go with LV!

I have +10 years of experience in retail, nordstrom,neiman marcus,dillards...

Already checked with this stores in vegas but nobody is hiring...

I tought i can still find something in other retail stores but now im not sure because of high unemployment rate...

Is it really so bad in vegas that is difficould even to find minimum wage job?
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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frying pan...to the fire, employment-wise.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:32 PM
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Marioni, it is difficult to find work no matter how much experience you have. You may want to try San Diego or Los Angeles. Don't move without a job, or if you do, make sure you have 6 months to a year living expenses. Preferably a year. It can take a long time to secure a good job as many on this site have told us.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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after reading this forum im starting to change my mind, but still think its the best move....

i live in phx AZ, unemployed for 3 months now,have enough of this city and want to move somwhere else...

Between AZ,NV and LA/San Diego i decided to go with LV!

I have +10 years of experience in retail, nordstrom,neiman marcus,dillards...

Already checked with this stores in vegas but nobody is hiring...

I tought i can still find something in other retail stores but now im not sure because of high unemployment rate...

Is it really so bad in vegas that is difficould even to find minimum wage job?
Retail stores are in trouble here, The owners of the fashion show mall are in Bankruptcy,there is suppose to be a buyer that will be purchasing that property as well as their shops in the Venetian and they own Summerlin as well which will have new owners as well because of the bankruptcy.

Townsquare is also in bankruptcy the malls everywhere are in trouble.
Mall owners are having trouble with tenants making their monthly payments and are having to adjust payments or tenants move on or go out of business all together. Casino's are adding less high-end stores to their casinos like H&M is opening a store in the forum shops.

You need to have a job before you get here and still there is no guarantee that your job will be around when you get here if you check out other bloggers on this thread that seems to happen more and more.

We have 14.8% unemployment there is 500 job applicants for every 1 job opening.
You have to really be on your game, have your resume up to snuff and be dressed for success.
Good luck your going to need it.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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The real unemployment numbers in California are close to 25%. Many places feel like a ghost town.
TONS of empty rentals even in the south end of Beverly Hills. If they are hurting, the whole state is in the crapper.

If you have roots and connections where you are, IMO don't move.

Unemployment is harsh everywhere, that's why our dictator (the hope and change fellow) has unemployment extended to a two year period already. With the massive tax increases set for 2011 foR all earners, it's going to get far worse. ENJOY!
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:19 AM
 
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500 job applicants for every 1 job opening.
You have to really be on your game, have your resume up to snuff and be dressed for success.
Good luck your going to need it.

500 applicants for one job?? wow
I just talked to two friends of mine,they moved to LV from AZ, and they both got a job in retail stores in fashion mall.
It took 2-3 weeks for them to get those jobs....
I guess they were lucky then...
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:52 AM
 
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after reading this forum im starting to change my mind, but still think its the best move....

i live in phx AZ, unemployed for 3 months now,have enough of this city and want to move somwhere else...

Between AZ,NV and LA/San Diego i decided to go with LV!

I have +10 years of experience in retail, nordstrom,neiman marcus,dillards...

Already checked with this stores in vegas but nobody is hiring...

I tought i can still find something in other retail stores but now im not sure because of high unemployment rate...

Is it really so bad in vegas that is difficould even to find minimum wage job?
I was born and lived in Phoenix for 30 years. Phoenix is an absolute hellhole so Vegas would definitely be a big improvement. I posted this before, but my new roommate just got a job in Fashion Show Mall right after he moved here. It is basically a $13 an hour job selling sunglasses. This was only a month ago so if you are a go getter you will be just fine.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:03 AM
 
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I was born and lived in Phoenix for 30 years. Phoenix is an absolute hellhole so Vegas would definitely be a big improvement. I posted this before, but my new roommate got a job in Fashion Show Mall right after he moved here. It is basically a $13 an hour job selling sunglasses.

yeah. i lived in PHX 7 years. Im without job for 4 months now. Applied for job even at walmart and mcdonalds because can`t stay at home and collecting misery of unemployment.
And no luck!
So i dont see why in vegas would be worse. Without job here in PHX or vegas - same thing!
I was in vegas 2 times last 3 months and remember to see a lot of signs "we are hiring"......even if they are crapy jobs its ok for me to start.....
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:39 AM
 
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Are you the same poster from Finding jobs in retail or similar ? I'm pretty sure you are as I've never seen anyone else spell it "difficould" in both posts. No need to rephrase the same questions until you get the answer you want. The reality is that it's difficult to get even the most mundane jobs. And if you do, it's even harder to get enough hours to make it worth your time.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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I think Vegas is a good choice. Our economy may be awful right now, but California's is almost as bad. It'll be hard to find employment in either place. But Vegas is so much cheaper than California, it'll be easier to make it here until you find something.
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