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Old 02-16-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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I am interested in working uniformed security (not surveillance) at a Hotel in Las Vegas, preferably on the strip. Anyone have any experience with this?

I'm looking for information on the hiring process, what the requirements are (TAM card, gaming registration,etc...), and how much starting pay is? Also is it difficult to get hired on full time, is it stable, and is their opportunities for advancement?

I spoke with some security officers at Flamingo and Imperial and I'm interested in working for that company (Caesers Entertainment). The officers gave me different answers and were unable to give me of starting pay. Anyways, I think they would be a good company to work for. I'd also be interested in working for Andrews International at one of the shopping malls (Fashion Show, Miracle Mile) on the strip as well. If anyone can recommend which hotels have the best security departments that would be greatly appreciated. I have six years of private security experience and I am a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician.

I'm currently considering moving to Las Vegas so I'm trying to secure a job first or to see how difficult it would be to get a job in security. I'm considering buying a house so a stable security job is what I need. I'll put more information on that in another thread.

Any information with this would be great. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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I doubt they'll even look at you until you actually move to Vegas.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:37 AM
 
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without Vegas experience, nope..
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:57 AM
 
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without Vegas experience, nope..
So how exactly do new residents get started then? I'm aware that residency may be required but why would you need experiences in Las Vegas per say?
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:33 AM
 
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So how exactly do new residents get started then? I'm aware that residency may be required but why would you need experiences in Las Vegas per say?
You just have to show some type of commitment to the city that you want to be employed.
-At least have a local 702 number
-Local or soon to be local address


At least these are some of the requirements that some of my in-laws tell me about.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:06 AM
 
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I visited for 18 hours, got two security jobs and an apartment....went home, packed up and arrived here two weeks later....still don't have a local number.

...Anything is possible!
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:20 AM
 
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I visited for 18 hours, got two security jobs and an apartment....went home, packed up and arrived here two weeks later....still don't have a local number.

...Anything is possible!
Wow you really are lucky, when did this happen for you? Was it during the recession? Anyways, may I ask what place hired you so fast and what you did to get hired? I am hoping to get lucky, by doing exactly what you did. Spend some time there, applying in person and online, hopefully getting a few interviews and then landing a job, all before I make the move.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Default When?

This happened in December 2011....I've been here just over two months now!

I'm working at a casino night club...with AMG and at a security place doing convention security.
Both are part time but keep the rent paid until I can get a full time gig.

The key was having my PILB card before doing the interviews and moving to an apartment managed by the same company where I left....PLANNING ahead!
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:39 AM
 
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I work security. Get a guard card. And apply security ia always hiring for people. Amor of workers believe it or not dont show up.

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Old 02-18-2012, 04:28 AM
 
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The starting rate at Caesars properties is around $12 an hour. Having your EMT cert is a big plus. If you hired to work as Security/ shift EMT, will get you additional raise. Most of the Security Directors I have worked with in the past like young ex-military. You will need to GCB gaming registration and get a TAM card. There is a lot more money in casino surveillance but also a lot more responsibility and constant training. Casino Security is really a dead end job until a better gig comes along.
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