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Old 11-29-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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out of all these jobs you guys speak of...what percentage are there of casino jobs in that mix?

I am coming to look at a job in January to move into during May once I graduate College. Obviously my job is not with a casino so I am curious of what amount of non-casino workers are affected.

 
Old 11-29-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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Vegas has a variety of jobs, but a lot of them are focused on gaming/tourism/hospitality. That industry is not doing very well right now and, even though Vegas has many projects on the way, it's hard to say how well they'll do in this economy. It's unlikely that the economy will improve anytime soon and the recovery is likely to be lackluster.

If you have something lined up, then it's fine to take it. Otherwise, moving to Vegas after graduating and then looking for a job might not be a good idea. If you don't have any offers or prospects, think carefully before you move there.
 
Old 11-29-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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I already have something lined up which seems like the opposite of what most people who move to Las Vegas have. Either way I am gonna check out areas like Henderson as that is where I will probably move since I have been to Vegas plenty of times and have no desire to live on or around the strip.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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You are better off moving to a real city. Just last night, I talked with a lady who moved here for a job only to get laid off 3 months after.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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You are better off moving to a real city. Just last night, I talked with a lady who moved here for a job only to get laid off 3 months after.
I find your posts interesting. You say move to a real city? Which city is a real city?? Doesn't your job security depend on the line of work you are in, rather than the city you are in? What if someone moved here and was employed as a Dental Hygenist? Don't you think their chances of getting laid off vs. keeping their jobs is about equal no matter what city they move to? How about military personel moving to Las Vegas because of Creech or Nellis? How about someone in the Heating and A/C line of work? I'm not disputing that Las Vegas has a economy that is not as diverse as other cities, but I think it all depends on the line of work you are in. As a matter of fact, I know someone who moved here in Jan 08' (one of my customers) and he works for one of the major cell phone providers as a tech that tests and repairs the network at the cell towers. He even has a company truck and the type of skills he has, I do not think he is going to be laid off anytime soon.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Default Las Vegas workforce data

People look at hotels and think the only jobs are desk clerks or something. They don't realize it takes hundreds of occupations to supply services to 40 million tourists. I've known pirates at Treasure Island, scuba diving electricians at the Bellagio, people who make the fake rocks, and other props in pirate lagoons and medieval castles, computer techs, sales people, and others who actually invented the multi-million dollar ticketing business, thousands of people who construct, or just decorate, elaborate booths at conventions (4,000 a year). Nevada has hard rock miners galore, warehousemen, professional hunting and fishing guides, ski instructors, cowboys, sheepherders, dancers, musicians, actors, stagehands, and hundreds of other occupations. So where's the diversity? Open your eyes and pay attention.

Here's an interesting site from the State of Nevada Employment Security folks:

Nevada Workforce Informer, LV Occupational Proj 2014
 
Old 11-30-2008, 02:23 PM
 
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Of course, LV and Nevada have jobs besides the traditional ones that come to mind (hotel workers, restaurant workers, construction, etc.) That said, some non-traditional areas can be affected as the hospitality industry suffers weakness, as it is now.

I wouldn't say that LV is not a 'real' city, but it does have trouble competing with other cities for certain lines of work and workers themselves that are further removed from hospitality/gaming/leisure. It's not as strong in Tech, Biotech/Pharma/Device, Academia, Financial Services/Consulting and other areas as many other cities.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Of course, LV and Nevada have jobs besides the traditional ones that come to mind (hotel workers, restaurant workers, construction, etc.) That said, some non-traditional areas can be affected as the hospitality industry suffers weakness, as it is now.

I wouldn't say that LV is not a 'real' city, but it does have trouble competing with other cities for certain lines of work and workers themselves that are further removed from hospitality/gaming/leisure. It's not as strong in Tech, Biotech/Pharma/Device, Academia, Financial Services/Consulting and other areas as many other cities.
That may be true, and don't take this the wrong way, but how many showgirls are there in Minneapolis? How many craps dealers do they have in Pittsburgh? Are there any hard rock miners in New Orleans? And, we may be one of the few places in the country that attract people to live here who actually work internationally. I've met a lot of able seamen here who work out of just about any seaport in the country, as well as people from the ocean fishing industry. I know pilots who live here and fly out of New York to countries in Europe. I doubt if Indianapolis would attract such people. What's your point?
 
Old 11-30-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Yahoo just had an article of the top cities people still want to move to, and Las Vegas is 4th, mainly because of dropping housing costs. Every part of the country is hurting, LV has it own unique persona, and it will continue that way. If your line of work is still in demand in Las Vegas and you want to move here, I would encourage it. If you move here with no plan or direction, then thats a different story.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Grant Park, IL
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Sorry If this was brought up already, but isn't around 7.6% of Las Vegas'
population recently relocated people from other cities? With as many people
that move into Las Vegas (and the given time it takes them to find new jobs)
I don't think 7.6% is bad at all.
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