LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of Southern Nevadans are still unemployed. The good news is there are available jobs. As part of our commitment to helping the valley Rebound, 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean shows where to find those help wanted signs.
"There's been a pretty decent increase. Really at multiple levels, not just your entry level roles," says Regional Vice President, Damian Garcia, with the employment agency Robert Half.
OPEN TO DOING MORE
He says he's seen a significant increase in open positions over the last month.
"The companies that are hiring right now, a majority of them are looking for people who are open to doing more," says Damian.
Employers are looking for candidates with multiple skill sets, willing to take on more responsibility. At the top of the list is health care.
"Your patient services type roles; reaching out to those individuals who need testing or aren't feeling well and trying to get some help," says Damian.
There's also growing demand for contact tracers who can notify, interview, and advise those who come in close contact with COVID-19 patients. Construction is also a hot industry.
"More on the operations side helping to complete projects going on and some new projects starting to launch," says Damian.
A lot of those construction jobs include administrative and office support staff.
The pandemic has also led to a spike in e-commerce jobs; processing purchases and payments from online shoppers, plus handling complaints. Another field in high demand is accounting.
"Accounts payable, accounts receivable and collections right now. We are looking for collections as we speak. We have multiple roles with great companies," says Damian.
Damian says even while facing such high unemployment, it's tough finding enough qualified candidates in this field.
Finally, rounding out the top five industries now hiring is technology. Companies trying to fill IT positions, database developers and looking to maintain systems for remote operations.
Whatever field you're interested in, Damian says don't let the pandemic stop you from getting back out there.
"I've been really encouraged with different companies in Southern Nevada doing a great job of protecting their employees and protocols in place," says Damian.