LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If you lost your job during the pandemic, one hiring expert says, don't wait for it to come back. 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean looks at the available opportunities in the valley right now.
"I had thrown in the towel," says Curtis Buckingham.
He was ready to leave Las Vegas after losing not one, but two different jobs this year.
"I was looking at options of maybe forfeiting my lease... Maybe going back home to California," says Curtis.
But with help from Robert Half employment agency, Curtis has a job and he's happy about that.
"Completely worked out. The only thing I could do was pray and stay positive," says Curtis.
And be flexible. Many available positions are split right now between the office and working from home. Robert Half Regional Vice President Damian Garcia says a lot of companies are also being conservative, looking to hire only part-time.
"It may not be the title you're looking for, potentially not even the salary. But if you can get into a company right now that's going through this change and transition as we all are, who knows where it can lead for you," says Garcia.
So who's hiring? Garcia says construction is the strongest industry right now.
"A lot there in the accounts payable and accounts receivable space," says Garcia.
E-commerce is also hot. Many companies need help with virtual orders and fielding calls from customers choosing to shop online instead of visiting their local retailers. There are also a number of positions in the health industry.
"Information specialists. So a lot of patient intake information. We're actually seeing a dramatic increase in that just recently... Then more of the back office support. So medical records, some coding type rolls, billing type rolls," says Garcia.
LEGAL & BANKING
He says the legal and banking industries are also doing mass hiring. So don't wait. Get your resume posted on as many platforms as possible. The more eyes that see it, the better.
"Work on your network during this time. In addition to using technology and applying online, go on LinkedIn," says Garcia.
"Definitely you want to use the internet to the best of your abilities; LinkedIn, temp agencies, anything like that, just to get it out there," says Curtis.