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Lawmaker meets with job hunters at Sunset Station job fair

Lawmaker meets with job hunters at Sunset Station job fair

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Apr 11, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Congressman Joe Heck spent some time at Sunset Station hotel-casino Wednesday hosting a job fair.

Job hunters started filing in at 9 a.m. to meet with prospective employers. Heck says events like this can make a difference, especially since the unemployment rate around Las Vegas is one of the highest in the nation.

"We are at still over 12-percent, more than 1.5 times the national average and if you add in the number of folks that probably stopped looking or that are under-employed part-timers, who want to be working full-time, we're probably over 20-percent," says Rep. Heck (R-NV).

Walmart, Pepsi, AAA Insurance and Home Depot were among the 50 businesses at the job fair Wednesday.

Another job fair will be held Thursday by lasvegasjobs.com to let job hunters connect with local employers at Texas Station.

The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and covers a variety of positions around the Valley, so bring plenty of resumes. Job hunters will also have a chance to get their resumes reviewed by experts.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.