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Career Fair Planned for People Leaving Military Service

A career fair is set for members of the military transitioning out of their time in the service.

Civilianjobs.com is hosting the career expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nellis Air Force Base Officers Club, 5871 Fitzgerald Boulevard.

The job website will pre-match people looking for employment with companies looking for workers. The process allows companies to only meet with would-be employees that best fit the positions they are trying to fill. Besides job skills, companies and people are also matched on geographic preferences.

There will be employers from several types of careers, including administration, healthcare, law enforcement, maintenance, engineering and aviation. Those interested in going to the career expo are advised to pre-register at civilianjobs.com. People can upload their resumes onto the site.

NLV Mayor Taps Experts to Improve City's Future

NLV Mayor Taps Experts to Improve City's Future

The city of North Las Vegas was once thriving and one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Lately, it has struggled.

North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck has called on local experts to help the city bounce back. Mayor Buck formed an economic advisory committee that will meet for the first time Tuesday at city hall. The group includes 14 local business and economic experts. The mayor is hoping to tap into their knowledge for ways to attract more business and people to North Las Vegas. 

“I felt it was time for us to do this. To look outside our skills and our knowledge and tap into the resources that were available to us that we had not been taking advantage of,” Mayor Shari Buck said.  

The mayor wants to focus major development on two areas. The first is the area near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The second is the area near the veterans’ hospital, which opens later this year.  

Report Highlights Employment Burdens on Military Spouses

First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Dr. Jill Biden and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta unveiled a report that shows the challenges military spouses face when trying to find and keep a job.

In an effort to ease high unemployment numbers among military spouses, the Obama administration plans to highlight the need to streamline occupational licensing between states.

Read more at CNN.com.

Job Fair for People With Military Background Upcoming

Job Fair for People With Military Background Upcoming

 

People with a military background who are looking for a job will have a dedicated place to look in a couple of weeks.

RecruitMilitary, a military-to-civilian recruiting firm, will present a free civilian employment, business-ownership, and education Opportunity Expo at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses and other military family members.

RecruitMilitary expects more than 25 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo. Already signed up are:

Air Force Announces Cuts to Civilian Work Force

Air Force Announces Cuts to Civilian Work Force

 

The Air Force says it's cutting 9,000 civilian jobs in a cost-saving move and expects to eliminate another 4,500 later.

In a move reflecting budget pressures on the entire military, the Air Force said Wednesday that over the next 12 months it will reorganize some U.S.-based organizations. 

The moves will cut 9,000 civilian positions in management, staff and support at several bases. There is no word yet from Nellis Air Force Base on whether the cuts will impact civilians at the base. The Air Force says separately it plans to add 5,900 positions in higher-priority areas like weapons buying, nuclear weapons management and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The Air Force said it is working on details of how to reduce by a further 4,500 civilian jobs.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

Military Job Fair Thursday at Speedway

Military Job Fair Thursday at Speedway

 A job fair for military members with a foot into civilian life will be held Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The producer of the event, Cincinnati-based RecruitMilitary, LLC, is inviting personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserves, and their spouses. The job seekers will interview with corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and other government employers, franchisors, and educational institutions.

The Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

RecruitMilitary expects more than 25 organizations to attend.