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City of Las Vegas looking for lifeguards

City of Las Vegas looking for lifeguards

The city of Las Vegas is looking for lifeguards and water safety instructors for the upcoming summer pool season.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have a current certification in lifeguarding, first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator use.

To apply go to lasvegasparksandrec.com or call the Municipal Pool at (702) 229-6309.

The city offers pre-lifeguarding skills and American Red Cross lifeguarding courses for people who are not certified, but are interested in becoming a seasonal or career lifeguard.







Las Vegas Research Firm Holding Job Fair

Las Vegas Research Firm Holding Job Fair

A Las Vegas research firm is looking to fill 150 positions and is holding a job fair to help find those employees.

Precision Opinion will hold the job fair Tuesday at its headquarters on Convention Center Drive near Paradise Road.

The firm conducts public opinion polling and social science research on some of the most important issues from immigration to health care.

People wishing to apply for the open positions need to apply in person and be prepared for on-site interviews. No prior experience is necessary, and the company trains new employees.

The job fair will take place in two sessions, one at 10 a.m. and another at 2 p.m.

For more information about the company, visit precisionopinion.com or call (800) 780-2790. 

Research Firm Looking to Fill 200 Open Positions


A local research firm is looking to fill 200 positions. Precision Opinion is holding an open house all week long for people interested in a job at the company.

The firm has job openings for interviewers and management trainees. The company conducts public opinion surveys on a variety of topics. Its clients have included people in government, entertainment, and hospitality.  

Those interested must apply in person and be prepared for on-site interviews. The open house is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. now through Friday at 101 Convention Center Drive, Plaza 125.

No experience is necessary the company offers paid professional classroom training. For more information, call (702) 483-4098.



Convention Business Credited for Valley Visitor Increase

Convention Business Credited for Valley Visitor Increase


According to Las Vegas economists, 2012 was a big year for the valley with 800,000 more visitors coming to the Las Vegas Strip.

Economists say convention traffic played a big role in those increasing numbers.

An estimated $4.1 billion was generated by the convention industry last year as the city played host to 10 major shows. The Las Vegas Convention Center alone accounted for about one in four convention visits.

However, it is not just spending at the actual convention. It is also the spending convention-goers do outside the convention hall.

"I did some gambling at the slot machines, and went to the buffet there," vendor Steve Lee said.

That is the type of spending that helps boost the Strip's bottom line and supports nearly half of the valley's workforce, Jeremy Aguero with Applied Analysis said, during a presentation to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Tuesday.

Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized

Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized


Students at Desert Pines High School will be celebrated for their participation in a dropout prevention and job competency program.

Desert Pines High School and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program will host a celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday to induct chapter officers and recognize more than 30 students participating in JAG. The inaugural dinner will take place in the school, 3800 Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, and will include remarks from Governor Brian Sandoval, who serves on the National JAG Board and helped bring the program to Nevada.

The program, which is in its pilot year in the school district, provides dropout prevention, dropout recovery and school-to-career strategies for students. The program assists juniors and seniors to stay on track to graduate and also provides support for young adults to pursue college or jobs with career advancement opportunities.

Job Fair Opens Wednesday

Job Fair Opens Wednesday


A job fair featuring at least 20 different companies from around Las Vegas opens Wednesday at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.

The first session will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Some of the companies expected to be at the job fair include UPS, MGM Resorts International, Diamond Resorts, Tuscany Suites and Casino, Drivetime and Pep Boys.

For more information, go to jobfair2013.com. 

Clark County Fire Department Hiring for 60 Positions

Clark County Fire Department Hiring for 60 Positions


A limited number of applicants will be accepted by Clark County for firefighter and firefighter paramedic openings.

Applications for more than 60 positions are being accepted June 19 through July 3 and must be submitted online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. No more applications will be accepted once 2,500 persons have applied.  

Outreach sessions are scheduled throughout the valley and are open to anyone interested in receiving information about the application process, employment requirements, the testing process and test-taking tips. There also will be a question-and-answer session.