LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A job fair held Saturday offered many $15-an-hour jobs and a signing bonus for qualifying new workers.
The small business job fair was held at the Expo at World Market Center, 435 S. Grand Central Parkway.
“Many small businesses are unable to compete with the hefty signing bonuses and incentives that larger companies can offer,” Clark County Director of Community and Economic Development Shani Coleman said. “By strategically utilizing American Rescue Plan Act funds to incentivize the labor market, we can even the playing field and help small businesses find the talent they need to succeed.”
Job seekers are eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus after a minimum of 30 days of employment.
The signing bonuses will be paid by Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, the City of North Las Vegas, or the City of Henderson according to where the small business that makes the hire is licensed to do business.
“Not everybody needs to work for a casino or a large employer. Small businesses are all a part of our economy, so we want to make sure they get the support they need,” said Shani Coleman, director of Community and Economic Development.
The fair featured more than 100 businesses in search of new employees.