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Old 04-26-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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I know that the job market isn't great in LV.
They say that if you aren't rich, aren't retired or don't already have a job then don't move out there.

Well, we're not rich, we can't retire yet and, while there is a possibility I'll be able to keep my current job and work from home (fingers crossed) the reality is that most likely my wife and I will both have to find a job within a few months of us moving out there.

Here is my question. I understand great high paying jobs are both hard to come by and something that you'd have to work your way up to. But what about jobs in the 10-12/hour range? We are both young, and while we have our sights set on starting a family within the next few years for right now it is just us. We could live fairly comfortably making in that range if we had full time work.

Do most places there only hire part time? Or would full time in that range be at least a possibility?

As always, thank you for any and all advice.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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It all depends on what industry you want to get into.

The majority of job growth has been with the resorts in town, but unfortunately the overwhelming majority of jobs that are being created tend to be OC (On-Call,) or at best Part-Time. While there are hourly positions out there that are full-time, they aren't as prevalent and you'll need to expand your search.

While it is possible to move up, be realistic about your chances and your competition.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Out there?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Out there?
as opposed to "back there", "up there" or "down there"...or I suppose, even "over there"
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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I know that the job market isn't great in LV.
They say that if you aren't rich, aren't retired or don't already have a job then don't move out there.

Well, we're not rich, we can't retire yet and, while there is a possibility I'll be able to keep my current job and work from home (fingers crossed) the reality is that most likely my wife and I will both have to find a job within a few months of us moving out there.

Here is my question. I understand great high paying jobs are both hard to come by and something that you'd have to work your way up to. But what about jobs in the 10-12/hour range? We are both young, and while we have our sights set on starting a family within the next few years for right now it is just us. We could live fairly comfortably making in that range if we had full time work.

Do most places there only hire part time? Or would full time in that range be at least a possibility?

As always, thank you for any and all advice.
Highlited areas are my questions to both of you.
Why are you moving out there ?
What type of work do you do from home ?
Can you do hands on manual labor ?
While there may be jobs in Las Vegas that pay $10-$12.00 an hr. there are thousands of workers out there trying for that same job.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:40 AM
 
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OP can apply for casino work from home, online. In fact, the only way to apply these days is online. He should apply for every job he is qualified for. Just keep in mind that some casino job websites only allow an applicant to apply for one job at a time. So make it the one you think you have the best chance getting.

Now, let me be as clear about this as I can: IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT JOB YOU TAKE. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT YOU HAVE A JOB AT A CASINO.

Why? Casinos promote and hire from within, whenever possible. There are corkboards lining the halls covered with bid sheets for BETTER jobs that you can sign up for. You can start signing these boards the first day. But I'd wait a few weeks to build up a little credibility. And no matter what job you take, be REALLY HAPPY to come in to work and do that job. Don't pretend to be happy about it. Be genuinely happy about it. It's easy to tell the difference. And in the casino world, ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING. Be genuinely nice to all your co-workers. Make sure you come in at least 15 minutes early, well-groomed, ready to work, every day.

It took me seven months to move from my first casino job to the job that I really wanted. Now I'm paid very well to do something I'd basically do for free.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I know that the job market isn't great in LV.
They say that if you aren't rich, aren't retired or don't already have a job then don't move out there.

Well, we're not rich, we can't retire yet and, while there is a possibility I'll be able to keep my current job and work from home (fingers crossed) the reality is that most likely my wife and I will both have to find a job within a few months of us moving out there.

Here is my question. I understand great high paying jobs are both hard to come by and something that you'd have to work your way up to. But what about jobs in the 10-12/hour range? We are both young, and while we have our sights set on starting a family within the next few years for right now it is just us. We could live fairly comfortably making in that range if we had full time work.

Do most places there only hire part time? Or would full time in that range be at least a possibility?

As always, thank you for any and all advice.
If you come here (out here?), or stay (out) there where you are, or go to Alaska, go with some idea of what kind of job you want, and make up your mind it will pay well and be full time. Your questions are too broad, and you are starting with a negative premise in the first place. Salesmen and philosophers have for 10,000 years been saying that you get what you decide you'll get, or you get what your attention is on, or what you fear, you become, or what you resist you'll get. It's all the same. So think only positively. "I WILL MOVE TO THE BEST CITY OF THEM ALL, AND I WILL GET A GREAT JOB." Leave out the what ifs and what izzes. What if you happen to get posters on this forum that are negative about everything? Will they influence your decision?

Now as far as will YOU be able to find a job? That's entirely up to you, not the economy. It's all about being in the right place at the right time with the ability to sell yourself and your services.

But I will say that most of our unemployment is in the area of construction and anything related to the sudden halt in building new homes. So if you are a dry wall hanger you'll have a hard time finding a construction company that doesn't have a long list of people waiting for those jobs already. Or even if you are a furniture salesman, that industry was drastically affected by the drop in home sales too.

There are still jobs in other areas. But you need to narrow down the field a little bit and decide what you want to work at. I get the feeling you don't know what kind of jobs there are in the hospitality or casino industries. That's what you want to find out, then decide if any appeal to you. Or do you have retail experience, or computer tech experience, or can you sell? What is it that you do from home? You might find a similar job at another company, and it wouldn't matter where you live. Do you have call center experience? Are you a miner? HE operator? Welder? Airline baggage attendant? We don't know, so we can't answer your questions intelligently.

Another thing to research: We have a lot of unions in this town that have hiring halls; Stage Hands, Electricians, Carpenters, Plumbers, Tile Setters, Painters, etc. Some are hiring hall unions some aren't. Even the thousands of convention workers, and banquet servers, are always on call, even though those with seniority are called everyday for the rest of their lives. In the hiring hall unions you have to be on a list to be called. 'A' list is called first, then 'B' list, then 'C' list. In some it takes years to move from 'C' to 'A'. Not saying that's bad, but it might be something you need to consider depending on your line of work.

Code of Honor, numbers 14 and 15:

Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.

Be true to your own goals.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Okay, first let me officially apologize for "out there" lol.

Buzz123 you are 100% right about positive thinking; and thank you for your post yours and ScoopLV's were very hepful. Thanks to everyone for their replies.

The reason I posted that this morning, honestly is because I read through another thread where the topic of unemployment was discussed and I started getting a few negative thoughts. Our decision to move to Las Vegas was made 100% for sure a while back, no questions asked it's what we are doing. So no, no post on a message board will stop us from doing it; there are far too many positives for us. The job situation is the only one that at times concerns me.

The job that I have now is a position with a home renovation company scheduling appointments (NOT cold calling) for our sales team. I've been here for a couple of years and make enough money that if I KNEW I was keeping this job I wouldn't be concerned at all because it would be enough for us to live off of until my wife found work. The General Manager has said that he'd see no reason that I couldn't take the job with me *IF* I ever move, but that was during a hypothetical conversation and since we still have about 5 months before the move I'm not ready to put in my notice yet. So the odds are pretty good that I'll keep it (he knows I'm a west coast guy and knows that I'll be heading back that way eventually) but I don't know for sure.

Other then that most of my work history has been in call centers of various sorts and working at a Native Casino. I have always done well at customer service jobs and actually do enjoy working with the public. So as far as what I'm looking for my first choice would be face to face customer relations, but I'll also be looking for call center work for at least as long as it takes me to find something like that.

My Wife works at a national pharmacy chain as a technician. She was hired in Washington state and when we decided to move to North Carolina she transferred, BUT that chain doesn't have a store in Vegas (oddly enough). She is nationally certified and will be looking for a job in one of the pharms in LV.

Scoop LV this comment "It took me seven months to move from my first casino job to the job that I really wanted. Now I'm paid very well to do something I'd basically do for free." Is really inspiring to me.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Other then that most of my work history has been in call centers of various sorts and working at a Native Casino.

My Wife works at a national pharmacy chain as a technician.
Your wife will have no problems finding a job. It may take a little longer than normal, but it will happen. There's two pharmacies on every major intersection in this town. Maybe she can luck out and get a hospital pharmacy job. That pays better. At least that's what my in-laws in the field say.

Since you've worked in a casino before, I doubt you'll have any problems finding a job, either. Then you can work your way up (or sideways) into the job you're actually looking for.

The casinos here are good employers. They want to put people into the position that makes them happy. (So long as they have the skills to do it, naturally.)

When I was hired, I told the department head exactly what I wanted to do. He told me how to do it. I followed the instructions. And I had the job I wanted in less than a year.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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That's great to hear!

Out of curiosity what kind of job do you do at the casino?
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