Nevada is one of the leading states in the mountain region with significant private job growth for August, 2013, according to a report by ADP. The monthly ADP Regional Employment Report is produced by ADP in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, the report showed Nevada created 3,380 jobs in the month of August. 

“During the month of August, the Mountain region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah among other states, showed the strongest monthly private sector job growth rate among U.S. Census Bureau regions,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, senior director of the ADP Research Institute.

Most of Nevada’s job growth is coming from smaller firms with 20-49 employees or 100-249 employees. Some larger businesses also attributed to job growth with companies over 1,000 workers contributing 3,100 jobs in the first quarter of this year compared to last (Nevada Workforce Informer). The forecast on jobs for Las Vegas and the state continues to improve with the addition of several new hospitality projects opening in late 2013 and early 2014 that will add an estimated 4,000 jobs. 

Job seekers in Las Vegas need to focus on jobs that are needed long-term and are always in demand. In Nevada, those jobs pay an average of wage of $19.85 per hour and typically require a college degree. Jobs in that category include teachers, accountants, auditors, analysts, graphic designers, medical and health service managers and more.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has created a list of in-demand occupations in Nevada for 2010-2020.

The list separates job by industry, education level, salary and projected number of openings. You may download your own copy of the Excel report by visiting the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation website.

Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at


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