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LAS VEGAS -- Employers in Nevada are getting ready to hire more people, according to a new survey by Manpower, an employment services company.

Around 100 local companies took part in the survey, 19 percent said they're planning on adding more employees between April and June. The survey also showed, employers are more confident than they were a year ago.

Technical services, call centers and construction show the most potential for future job growth.

The survey shows a net employment outlook of 14 percent compared to last year's 4 percent. The percentage is achieved by subtracting the percentage of employers expecting to decrease staff levels from the ones adding to their workforce.

One Las Vegas company is contributing to the number of jobs available in the technology industry. BMM Testlabs moved its company headquarters to Las Vegas last summer. The company tests gaming equipment and has been doing a lot of hiring.

"Business is growing leaps and bounds and as a result of that we're looking for qualified folks in the gaming technology sector," Chief Operating Officer Mike Dreitzer said.

BMM Testlabs is expecting to hire about100 new employees over the next two years. Currently their Las Vegas office employs 65 people. The new workers would help test slot machines and other gadgets that go in casinos all over the country.

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