Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-19 15:57:49 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:39 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:39:33 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:02 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:02:54 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said. According to the Clark County Detention Center, the volunteer coach,More>>
A volunteer basketball coach at Shadow Ridge High School has been arrested, Clark County Schools Police Lt. Ken Young said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:56 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:56:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Metro Police says a preteen who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted robbery has died. Investigators said the preteen was walking near Charleston Boulevard and Torrey Pines Drive withMore>>
Marcos Arenas, a Bonanza High School student who was assaulted Thursday during an attempted theft, has died, Metro Police said.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:39:56 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating two people found dead in an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway. According to police, the bodies were found around 3 p.m. Friday atMore>>
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found in an apartment Friday afternoon near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:17 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:17:28 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Clark County firefighters are responding to reports of an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane. This is a developing story. 8NewsNOW. com willMore>>
One person is reported dead following an explosion and fire at a facility located at North Las Vegas Boulevard and Sloan Lane.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- If job fairs seem to be taking place weekly, why are there so many Las Vegans still out of work?
One expert is calling it a "buyers market" which is good news for employers but not so great for those desperately needing work.
Laqwisha Robers says the hardest thing about going to the job fairs is waiting in long lines but she continues to show, baby in tow, hoping to find employment.
"The people that come out have a better opportunity than those who don't," she said.
But the competition is tough with more people searching for work than companies looking to hire.
"We fight really hard, work relentlessly to get employers, to find employers, that we can get to this event," said Mike Brown, LVjobs.com.
Brown says when the economy was good, his team could get as many as 90 local companies to fill up a job fair, now they're lucky to get a few dozen.
"Consequently, these employers are looking for the cream of the crop," Brown said.
According to him, unrealistic expectations is another reason for the high unemployment. He says people want jobs that are not available
Twenty-eight-year-old Andrea Ybarra said she moved to Las Vegas five months ago, set on becoming a bartender. Now, things are changing.
"Now, I am looking for whatever. I will be a porter, I will pick up trash, I will clean toilets, I will do anything," she said.
Troy Davis, a mechanic by trade, said he's also becoming less picky with time.
He is at the job fair, in hopes of finding any kind of work.
"It's about getting a job that pays the bills, pays the mortgage, keep the lights on. That's what it is about," he said.
Brown says there are some things job seekers can do while at the job fairs to better their chances of employment. He suggests that people network with others who are unemployed as they may be aware a job opening that didn't interest them. Also, talk with the colleges and employment agencies to see if they are hiring. He said being flexible about different jobs is also beneficial.