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Old 04-16-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Default Job hunting in Las Vegas

In the beginning of May, I will be in Las Vegas. I would like to live there but have nothing once I get there. My plan was to search for jobs and send my resume around. I check the basic job search sites, indeed.com and careerbuilder.com. I'm looking for really anything but would prefer any type of security work. Would anyone have any tips?
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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In the beginning of May, I will be in Las Vegas. I would like to live there but have nothing once I get there. My plan was to search for jobs and send my resume around. I check the basic job search sites, indeed.com and careerbuilder.com. I'm looking for really anything but would prefer any type of security work. Would anyone have any tips?
I would like to caution you on getting a job in Vegas right now the unemplyment rate is at 10.1% right now. The Casinos are laying off workers or cutting hours, the schools are laying off another 700+ workers the end of the school year. Construction work is at an all time low.

With tourism down right now make sure you have a job in Vegas before you move here, don't move to Vegas in order to look for a job.
Vegas homeless rate is up 2000 since last year we are the highest in the nation in forclosures.

It's a great place to live if you have employment like any where but with the economy the way it is if you have a job stay put.

Good luck
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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Check craigslist; seems to me there is work available. Now whether these jobs represent intolerable positions nobody else wants, or whether you can earn a living wage is a different discussion.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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What are your qualifications? Basically, the job market sucks right now. Eventually, it will come back.
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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yeah...we all want to go back to the point that got us into this mess so we can do it all over again. What have we (as a society) learned by this financial crisis? What will we change to make sure it doesn't happen again?
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Was that a cereal comment by jfkIII, our resident wit??? Boy the crisis is bad when it gets to our wit and not the witless.

I'd appreciate some direct comments in response to Bcl092's question. I have a daughter who just completed 8 years of service in the Coast Guard. She may be interested in Security work here as well. I don't know whether to tell her to stay in New Orleans, or to come here.

Do casinos utilize females in security work? How about Armored Vehicle companies? Is it one of those jobs where they might be looking for females over males? She was in intelligence work, but even the Coast Guard decided to down size. I hate that she got out, but we can't always control our adult kids.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Given the sharp rise in crime, you would think security is one of the few jobs available these days.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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I just spoke to my brother-in-law, a security officer at the Gold Coast, and he said yes, they do need female security officers. The economy is bad, but her military experience is a bonus. He wishes her the best of luck.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: stuck
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i would think that the LV metro police dept would always be recruiting. it seems like most large cities contiuously recruit. if you're willing to be a cop. oink oink.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Some hospitals also utilize security guards. Most of the times and in the few hospitals I've been in, they are female security.

Your daughter can try some of the hospital campuses as well RRAAA?

Coast guard/military background in security is definately a plus.
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