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Heller Talks to Vegas Chamber About Economic Recovery

Heller Talks to Vegas Chamber About Economic Recovery


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller says big government, big business and big unions are stalling the economic recovery.

Heller said Friday that federal bailouts of some auto companies and banks rewarded bad decisions.

Heller is speaking at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at the Palms casino off the Las Vegas Strip. He is running to keep his seat against Democrat Shelley Berkley. She has represented Las Vegas in the U.S. House since 1999.

The chamber event comes a few months after Heller cancelled a meeting at the last minute with the separate Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas because some Democratic leaders showed up to hear his speech.

State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility Now Open

State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility Now Open


A new, cutting-edge company has opened its headquarters in the Las Vegas valley. U.S. Micro has opened a 130,000 square-foot building at Buffalo Road and the southern Beltway.

U.S. Micro takes components from computers and other information technologies then turns them into nonvolatile materials. The materials are then repurposed for construction projects and consumer products such as bike racks.

The headquarters includes executive and administrative offices along with the recycling facility. The new business is bringing in as many as 100 new jobs to southern Nevada. U.S. Micro invested $15 million in to the project. The building was developed by Panattoni Development Company which has developed and managed millions of square feet of industrial and office space over the last five years.

Silver State Schools Credit Union Closing 3 Branches

Silver State Schools Credit Union announced Wednesday it will be closing three branches in January.

The credit union will close the branches at Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue, Durango and Warm Springs, and Craig Road and Tenaya Way inside the Albertson’s store.

 “Silver State Schools Credit Union holds the members served by these branches in the highest regard, and we are proactively communicating with those members to let them know about the closing and the options available to them,” President/CEO Andrew Hunter said.

The closures are part of an effort to reduce costs. The employees at the branches will be given a chance to relocate to other branches. The closures will take effect by the middle of January.

Dealership Sees Sales Improving, Moves to New Location

Dealership Sees Sales Improving, Moves to New Location


The recession caused businesses around southern Nevada, especially car dealerships, to close down. But the industry is making a comeback.

A local car dealership is upgrading to a new facility that owners hope will boost business and bring back jobs.

Gaudin Ford is moving from its location on East Sahara Avenue to a space at Rainbow Boulevard and the southern Beltway. The building is the former home of Integrity Chrysler Plymouth Dodge. That dealership closed in 2007.

"With the markets the way they’ve changed, and the city itself has changed and the whole economy has changed we just need to step up and go with it," said manager Kersh Miller.

Miller should know about change. The 82 year old has worked with Gaudin Ford for more than 50 years. In the last four years the dealership has let go more than a hundred employees, reduced inventory and cut business costs to stay in business.

Silverton Job Fair Brings Out Hundreds of Applicants

Silverton Job Fair Brings Out Hundreds of Applicants

A job fair at the Silverton drew more than 750 applicants for just a few dozen jobs.

The hotel and casino located off Blue Diamond Road recently talked to 8 News NOW about its struggles in finding qualified people to fill its positions, even as the Nevada economy struggles and unemployment stagnates at high levels.

As a smaller property, the Silverton does not have training programs in place to develop basic competencies in its positions, so officials look for workers with necessary skills already in place.

The two-day job fair held by the Silverton resulted in 85 of the applicants continuing on to a security and background check process. From that process, officials hope to fill 37 jobs.

Silverton Casino Holding Job Fair

Silverton Casino Holding Job Fair

A resort struggling to find qualified workers is holding a job fair Thursday and Friday.

The Silverton Hotel and Casino off Blue Diamond Road says it has 37 openings from dealers to restaurant servers. But management says they've had a tough time finding qualified workers. Unlike other larger casinos on the Strip there is no training program for people who don't have experience in a position which means anyone looking for a job at the property must have previous job experience.

The job fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Twin Creeks Steakhouse. Applicants must fill out an online application before coming to the fair also bring identification and proof of previous employment. 

Go to silvertoncasino.com for an online application.

Tire Works Hosts Job Fair Next Week

Tire Works Hosts Job Fair Next Week

As it continues to expand in the Las Vegas marketplace, Tire Works is seeking motivated people to join its team at a job fair next week.

The company is hosting a two-day job fair in search of qualified people to fill a variety of positions. Several positions are available, including retail management, retail sales, mechanics and tire technicians

The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be held at Tire Works Training Center, 5980 S. Fort Apache, Suite 101A, in the southwest part of the valley.

Tire Works requests no phone calls and appropriate dress for the job fair. Resumes are encouraged. If you are unable to attend, please submit your resume to DJV@tireworks.com