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Old 11-19-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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Heres the deal, my girlfriend and I were pretty set to move out to Vegas from New York in February or March for a bunch of reasons, mostly because the apartments/houses cost too much here. After seeing all the posts on this forum about lack of jobs I am wondering if we should still do it (obviously it is harder anywhere right now). I have about five years hospital clerical experience and my girlfriend has a teaching degree. There are almost no teaching jobs here though, my girlfriend is currently working at a day care for about $10/hr. Does anyone know if they are still looking for teachers there? We are willing to take basically any jobs that pay at least $10-$12/hr until we can find something else. Does anyone think that will be really hard? I have a friend out there I can stay with for a while (a month or so) and will have some money saved (but not enough to support us for months). Any help with this decision would be appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My wife and I moved here a year ago this past September. I am retired, but she needed to work. She went the temp agency route until she found full time work. We are more mature than you, so we needed benefits. That was a bugger for us, but probably not for you. It took her exactly six months to land a great job with Clark County. In the meantime, she did better than $10 hour with the termp work. She worked administrative assistant type work, so your teacher would have no problem. Remember now, she was extremely diligent about job searches, making every interview and keeping a terrific attitude. You know...if ya don't have a job, your job is to find one. She drove a lot of miles and kissed a lot of frogs so to speak, but it paid off big time. Mainly, the employers wanna test you and see if you are here to stay, hot summers and all, or if you're gonna move right back to NY. We were in an apartment for 13 months. We just bought a house via bank foreclosure. We are 56 and 60 and lived mostly in eastern NC. We are now loving it in Las Vegas. Hope you do too.
And yes, The RedRockAAAA is cause I play a lot of poker online and like Red Rock casino. Best, Ron
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: central, between Pepe's Tacos and Roberto's
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Las Vegas Administrative Jobs, Clerical Jobs on CareerBuilder.com_


CCSD HRD Licensed Personnel - Teaching Vacancies (http://www.ccsd.net/jobs/LLPopenings.htm - broken link)
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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If I were you, I would stay put until things turnaround. I'm sure that they will. You are about to make a BIG move. I would wait until the overall economy stabilizes or improves. Just my thoughts. I moved here almost 6 years ago during the boom and still found it a little tricky to find my niche. I can't imagine what it would be like now.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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CCSD is still hiring, however, they just lifted a hiring freeze and are offering contracts to the "long term subs" they hired who are already certified teachers. Because of this, it is difficult to actually gage how many openings actually exist.

Additionally, with the proposed budget cuts to education, huge teacher lay offs are also a possibility in the very near future.

I would consider staying put for awhile until we see what tricks this new administration may or may not have up their sleeve. It is a big move to make in a very unstable economy.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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maybe I heard incorrectly, but arent they cutting the budget for Clark County Schools, meaning less jobs for teachers??
YOU would probably have a good chance of getting a decent paying job. I always see jobs for medical billers, front office, ect....actually I have seen quite a few of those.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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rule of thumb... you need 6 months living expenses if you intend to move with no job lined up.. so $5-$10k
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I left CCSD last summer. My job went unfilled. My friends still working there are worried about the future. They just asked staff to forgo raises. I think you'd be best to avoid ccsd.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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I always see jobs for medical billers, front office, ect....actually I have seen quite a few of those.
BUT how many people are applying for those jobs? Competition is thru the roof right now (hundreds applying for every advertised position). Waiting to move with this economy makes the most sense especially considering unemployment is supposed to increase 1-2% next year.
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