Major career fair kicks off at Las Vegas Convention Center



State officials are expected to launch a job fair Tuesday morning with around 180 employers looking to fill around 16,000 positions.

JobFest 2021 will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where many employers plan to hire on-site, Governor Steve Sisolak said on Monday. He said around 2,500 people have pre-registered for the event and thousands of walk-ins are expected – and welcome.

The job market has changed in Nevada and some industry jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic may not return, Sisolak said. JobFest could present job seekers with options they may not have considered before and take the hassle out of searching one-on-one and submitting applications, he said.

“I hope there will be happy people who come out tomorrow with a new job,” Sisolak said on Monday.

Employers expected at the job fair include Amazon, Arizona Charlie’s, Boyd Gaming Corp., Caesars Entertainment Inc., Clark County, State of Nevada, MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Urban League, University Medical Center and Vegas PBS.

Sisolak, Ministry of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation and Governor’s Office for Economic Development are hosting career fair, which will include job training as well as COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations . Parking and entry are free.

Nevada JobConnect and other agencies will be there to connect job seekers with resources to learn new skills and find new careers, officials said in a statement.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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