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More Than 9% Of The Families In Nevada Are Struggling To Make Ends Meet...

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In 2007, before the Great Recession, people who were looking for work for more than six months — the definition of long-term unemployment — accounted for just 0.8 percent of the labor force.

The Great Recession of 2008, considered by many economists as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, created prolonged unemployment for millions, repeated layoffs and home foreclosures.

A census bureau report released in September 2013 showed nearly 47 million people in the US are living in poverty — close to the highest level in two decades.

Families in Nevada continue to suffer disproportionately from unemployment with the rate peaking at 14% in October of 2010 and the current rate sitting at more than 9% (92,000+).

Many of Nevada's long-term unemployed depend on emergency unemployment insurance as their only way to make ends meet.

Las Vegas Job Fair Slated For 550 Openings will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 18th 2014 in the Sunset Ballroom at the Flamingo Las Vegas: The Linq, an open air 300,000-sq-ft unique retail, dining and entertainment experience includes the High Roller Observation Wheel, currently the world's tallest observation wheel, with broad views of the famed-resort city, opening Spring 2014. The High Roller, the focal point of this unique urban entertainment district, available for individual, group experiences and corporate events, eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. A full rotation of the 28 glass-enclosed High Roller Observation Wheel cabins is expected to take about 30 minutes for a total capacity of 1,120 passengers.

Representatives of Caesar's Entertainment tenants including Sprinkles Cupcakes & Ice Cream, Flour & Barley, Polaroid Fotobar and many more will be at the job fair to meet with prospective candidates. Apply Online

Giant Observation Wheel and NYC's First Outlet Mall Set to Break Ground in 2014. The $260 million Empire Outlets project, being built adjacent to the St. George Ferry Terminal, will transform an underutilized municipal parking lot into a one-million-square-foot mixed-use retail hub that will bring new found vibrancy and provide a tremendous boost to the local economy of Staten Island. This project ensures that Staten Island is poised to enter a new era of economic growth. Staten Island’s New York Wheel denied state funding.

Does your town have plans for a Giant Ferris Wheel?

How should Congress address the current emergency unemployment insurance extension?

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