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Job Fair Set for Thursday


The local employment website lasvegasjobs.com is holding a job fair Thursday.

The fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Texas Station. Some of the employers scheduled to be at the event include Aliante Station Casino, Burgarello Alarm, Bridgestone Retail, Cox Communications, Friendly Ford, Marshall Retail Group and Polar Shades.

There will be jobs available in a variety of positions from administrative to sales. The event is free and all job seekers are welcome to attend. People should come prepared to talk to human resource managers. Lasvegasjobs.com will also be offering a free resume review.

Veterans Encouraged to Attend Job Assistance Workshop

Veterans Encouraged to Attend Job Assistance Workshop


A free job readiness workshop for veterans will be held on Thursday, March 29.

Veterans of U.S. military service, including those who have served in any branch including Reserve and National Guard units, are encouraged to attend. The workshop will include sessions on employment planning, resume writing, interview skills, GI benefits and online job searching. Also included in the event will be a mock interview session with employers and professionals, as well as drop-in resume critiquing.

In support of national efforts to assist U.S. veterans in transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce, this workshop is aimed at empowering veterans with skills and resources that will help them in their job search.

Presidential Candidate Outlines Jobs Plan

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney brought his campaign to economically-troubled North Las Vegas Tuesday. He had one message for the gathered crowd: job creation.

Romney laid out his 59 policy proposals for job growth. The plan calls for cutting taxes, sanctioning China because of its currency policies, drilling for more oil, slashing federal spending and reducing regulations. He says on his first day in office, he will roll back regulations put in place by President Obama.

“So all those policies, all those regulations he put in place, I'm going to stop them in their tracks," said Romney.

Romney told the crowd at McCandless International Trucking that corporate tax rates need to be reduced by 25 percent.  Romney says that will inspire American businesses to invest in creating jobs here.

Energy Secretary Visits New Plant Making Green Technology

Energy Secretary Visits New Plant Making Green Technology

The sun for energy and for the economy was the focus of a tour Thursday by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu.

Chu visited the new Amonix facility in North Las Vegas. The plant makes concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems. The systems are used in solar power plants around the country including one of the largest in the world in Tucson, Arizona. The facility is expected to bring 300 jobs to the area and have a $560 million dollar impact on our economy. 

Besides touring the plant, Chu also lead a round table discussion with solar industry business leaders.

The Amonix facility was partly financed by a $5.8 million tax credit from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 


Culinary Training Academy Helps Sahara Workers

Culinary Training Academy Helps Sahara Workers

The Culinary Training Academy (CTA) today is hosting an open house for all former Sahara workers seeking retraining and potential new job placement.

Monday's closure will affect nearly 400 members of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165.  The casino’s owner, SBE Entertainment, and the unions have worked together closely to help workers financially weather the shutdown and secure new employment.

SBE agreed to provide workers with severance pay based on their years of service.  Even workers who were laid off within the last 12 months are eligible for the pay.  Workers with 20 or more years at the company will receive $5,000.  Workers with 15 to 20 years will receive $3,750.  The amounts go down from there, but even workers with less than a year of service will receive a severance check.

Hundreds of Positions Available at Job Fair Tuesday

Hundreds of Positions Available at Job Fair Tuesday

Up to 300 new positions will be available Tuesday at a job fair held by Nevada Partners on behalf of Aerotek.

Aerotek is looking for assemblers, process engineering technicians, quality technicians, and shipping and receiving to work in solar manufacturing in North Las Vegas. Positions are available for first, second and third shifts. Come dressed for an interview and be sure to bring a resume.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nevada Partners, Event Center, 710 West Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas.