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Job interview no-shows becoming a problem for some Las Vegas businesses

Posted at 6:08 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 23:27:57-04

LAS VEGAS(KTNV) — "We’re hiring!" signs are popping up across the Las Vegas valley, and people are flocking to fill out applications. What becomes of those applications is another story, however.

"This is our third job fair and we’ve had mixed results," said El Cortez hotel-casino's general manager, Adam Wiesberg.

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"We did pretty well for the first one and okay for the second one. They both went fairly well but we’re hoping that this one can fill. We have about 40 spots."

The El Cortez isn’t the only company running into hiring issues. Many organizations have reported that they are getting an exceptional amount of no-shows for job interviews and it’s been hurting business.

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"We’ve seen exactly the same challenges as everyone else has. I can’t stress enough how good of a time it is to get into a new career," said Wiesberg.

"Typically, when we post food and beverage supervisor positions or food servers for our very popular 24-hour restaurant Siegel's 1941, we get a ton of applicants, and now we don’t have so many," he said. "So it is a good time if you’ve been thinking about it."

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The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says employers can report unemployment fraud on their website if they suspect a person didn’t take a job because of unemployment benefits or if someone is employed and not reporting it to DETR.

Now that the federal extensions are expired there are 26 weeks of unemployment insurance.

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