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Old 07-19-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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Hey guys just moved here with my girlfriend from NYC. Where I just left a City Job with the Dept of Education. Pay sucked but it was Steady and Ot was optional. The job i had lined up, fell through and i cant seem to find not even menial work. I absolutely need help guys , Im willing to do any thing well almost anything , this is Vegas right?
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Old 07-19-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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You must be crazy to leave a Dept of Ed job in NY. What are they like the 2nd highest paying Education Dept in the country? 2nd only to NJ. But that fantastic rate of pay got you know where in high cost NY I know.

I wish you luck my friend. Things ain't too good here. Many on this forum have some pretty high hopes when all these new mega resorts open up but Im skeptical. I truely believe all those $8/hr jobs will burden our economy more then help it. Who's going to be able to afford to shop all those high end retail stores? Who wants to get into that ferocious strip traffic to get to work? Not us locals.

Several new school projects have been put on hold here because our Governer makes too many text messages to his girl friends but there are still a few being built. You should have an advantage over others getting hooked into a job at one of them. But they are some time away still and you need something now.

I have my mitts into so many different things and know so many people in so many areas but I still have no advice for you that you want to hear.

Is that NY job still there for you?
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Do you by chance have a teaching degree? Or at least teaching certification? If so, you should be able to find a job as a teacher. We desperately need those.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Not sure what advice I can give. Just wanted to send a welcome from a fellow NYC-er.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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Get the Sunday Review Journal and hunt.

Las Vegas is in a recession.

I'm a computer programmer and I had to take a job out of my field to
pay the bills.

I've lived here thirty years.

Good Luck
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:09 AM
 
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Clark County School District
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Bx2 Bk2 Lv
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I moved here on April 14th from NYC. I used to be a corrections officer on Rikers Island. So far I have no regrets. The police Department is almost always hiring, both for metro and north las vegas. Good luck, and welcome.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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Default You fell for the trap!!

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Originally Posted by ciscovegasbound View Post
Hey guys just moved here with my girlfriend from NYC. Where I just left a City Job with the Dept of Education. Pay sucked but it was Steady and Ot was optional. The job i had lined up, fell through and i cant seem to find not even menial work. I absolutely need help guys , Im willing to do any thing well almost anything , this is Vegas right?

I have to move out of Vegas to find a job. If you were smarter, you should have done your research about Vegas. Tons of people on this forum complain about employment here.
If possible, and if your job is available for you to come back to NY...go back.

Sorry
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Hey guys just moved here with my girlfriend from NYC. Where I just left a City Job with the Dept of Education. Pay sucked but it was Steady and Ot was optional. The job i had lined up, fell through and i cant seem to find not even menial work. I absolutely need help guys , Im willing to do any thing well almost anything , this is Vegas right?
Here you go. I even took the trouble of sorting out the links you should read in order, and pasted the office addresses below. I'm afraid you'll have to do the rest.

http://detr.state.nv.us/

Employment Security Division Job Seeker Services

Nevada JobConnect - Job Seekers Start here

Nevada JobConnect - Career Centers

LAS VEGAS
3405 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
P: 702.486.0100
F: 702.486.0118

HENDERSON
119 Water Street
Henderson, NV 89015
P: 702.486.0129
F: 702.486.0230

NORTH LAS VEGAS
2827 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89030
P: 702.486.0200
F: 702.486.0230
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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We love Vegas and about 20 years ago thought about moving there. At that time, to teach, you needed to be certified in at least two areas. That may have changed, but most schools need staff to be able to handle multiple responsibilities.
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