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Top Resources For Job Seekers In Las Vegas

February 22, 2013 5:00 AM

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Finding a job can be difficult at any time, no matter your age, ability or education. Here in Las Vegas, with its large percentage of unemployed individuals and with specific skills needed for many posted positions, it can be even harder. Whether you go the traditional route and check out the unemployment section of the local newspaper, visit a job bank, register in an employment center, find a grocery store that’s hiring or use your local library’s resources to assist you in your hunt, you can at least see what’s out there. That way, you can decide whether you need to tweak your resume or seek further training in your field of interest. Also, you may just find something totally “outside the box” that you had never even considered before.
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AppleOne Employment Service
6655 W. Sahara Ave., Suite A-200
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 258-3010
www.AppleOne.com

If you are looking for on-the-job experience as a temp, AppleOne is the place to start. It also offers career counseling, job placement and resume services. The staff will meet with you for an initial interview and discuss your previous experience, training, job aspirations and will try to match you up with appropriate employers. You never know — a temp position may just lead to full-time employment or a full-time position may be available that’s just right for you.

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Nevada Jobconnect
3405 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 486-0100
www.nevadajobconnect.com

JobConnect can be invaluable for people who need to get out there into the workplace but have little or no references. This can be especially helpful for new Las Vegas residents. If you set up an interview with JobConnect, and act and dress appropriately, employment counselors will give you a professional reference with job referrals. They also help with job skills and available resources. Remember, the first impression makes the greatest impact. You also have access to computers, phones, fax machines and copiers to help you in your search for employment. 

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Manpower
6615 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 893-2626
www.manpowerlv.com

Manpower is an employment center that offers career resources, training and development. Employment counselors help you find an appropriate position while giving you the tools to succeed. Applicants may be tested for various employable skills in order to find job placement. Matching you with prospective employers is part of the services provided. You should expect to set up several job interviews. Dress for success when visiting your local Manpower location.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal
www.lvrj.com

Whether you choose to pick up a paper at your local store, browse through the weekend pages at a library or go online to check out the local job section, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is still one of the best resources to use when looking for work. Jobs are listed according to categories, and this sometimes gives you insight into careers that you would not previously have considered. Local job fairs are also advertised within this section. Sometimes it pays to go “old school.”

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Las Vegas Urban League
930 W. Owens Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 636-3949
www.lvul.org

The Las Vegas Urban League focuses on serving Las Vegas’ diverse population. It offers multiple services (in various languages) that provide the community with educational tools and training to ensure success. Las Vegas Urban League also provides public computer centers, free of charge.

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Henderson Public Libraries
Locations and Hours
www.mypubliclibrary.com

Henderson Public Libraries are about more than books, even though that will always be their core service. The librairies have computer centers where you can look for work, apply for positions online or even further your education. JobNow offers live job coaching from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. You can get resume assistance, tips on searching for jobs, test prep and writing lab services. Computers may be reserved up to seven days in advance at the Gibson, Green Valley, Paseo Verde or Heritage Park Libraries.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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