LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two months from now, thousands of Nevadans will lose federal unemployment benefits and some county commissioners say it’s important to find work before that happens.
“When September 4 rolls around, that benefit is over. We have no control over any of that said,” Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson. ” That means you have two months before the extra $300 a week goes away.”
Commissioners Gibson and Tick Segerblom announced a job fair that will take place on Friday, July 9, at the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall Expansion from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
They say more than 100 employers will be at the event.
“We’re looking at between 10 and 12,000 actual jobs that will be available here on Friday,” Segerblom said. “When we asked these employers to participate, we said, first, do you have 10 or more jobs? And second, are these well paying jobs? We don’t want minimum wage jobs.”
Some of the employers include Tesla, Amazon, CVS, UMC, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Cosmopolitan, Venetian, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Metro Police, PT’s Pub and Sierra Gold.
“Virtually every industry that has employees in our valley is going to be participating in this job fair,” Segerblom said.
Clark County estimates Friday’s job fair will be one of the biggest ever in Southern Nevada.
Walk-ins are welcome to the job fair but is suggested you pre-register through this link. Already, 2,500 people have registered for the event.
Applicants are advised to dress for success and bring an updated resume. There will also be professionals on hand to help with resume updates as well as computers and copiers, if needed.
The Southern Nevada Health District will be at the event offering free COVID-19 vaccines. All three vaccines will be available.
Parking at the job fair is free.