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It's pretty difficult to hire somebody. Right now we are hiring 2 Design Techs at work and this is the first time that I have had to go through the process of weeding through the candidates.

I'll tell you, it's hard when all of them pretty much have the same strengths. The only one that stood out was my friend in LA. The guy has experience in Design, CAD, Computers, etc...... As a matter of fact he's already been offered one of the positions.

This stuff is hard.
 

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Well, I can't really speak to the difficulties you're encountering. But as an unemployed recent college grad, I can assure you it's just as troublesome being on the other side of the hiring equation. The fact that I have largely the same qualifications as thousands of other college grads makes it just as difficult for me to find a job, as it is for you to find the right person to hire. Apparently being able to rebuild z cars is not all that important when combined with my marketing degree. I guess I should have taken up network design as a hobby instead of cars.

-Steve



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Thats why ya gotta be like me! No college education. Moved from PA to CA last august. Instantly found a job at a major mortgage company, and within the next few weeks, I will be hired permanently as a loan specialist....yay for me!!! :p
 

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and how much are u making?
 

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well I got lots of CAD expirence, want to hire me for the summer?? Las Vegas is a far way from home though and I have to finsh my senior year. I'm still looking for an internship this summer....
 

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So your friend is seems to be the best bet? Hmm I have someone else lok into that as well cause if you hire him and others who have applied find out that he is your friend I can see big trouble with that one!
 

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Nope no big trouble. Here at NEVP you have to have everything go through HR. In other words you have to justify the justification for justifying the hiring of someone.

By the way you do not want to know how much I make. I only have a AA and I'm the second in command (sort a say) for the Design group. At one time I had Duke, PGE, and PSE all trying to hire me.

If you are looking for an intern ship you might want to look at Nevada Power for the summer. I think in this group alone we have 2 positions. The only thing you will have to get use to is the amount of work that is done here. Basically we build more Substations per year then any other electrical utility. I mainly specialize in Physical Design, but I also do electricals (Wiring, Panel Fabrication, Relaying).
 

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I'd like to move to Vegas. I currently work for fire protection, as a designer, 16 years of experience. I've been designing with computers for the last 4 years. Does it qualify me? I do have an architecture background, real familiar with buidings and construction work, but limited knowlege with electrical stuff. I do basically know sprinkler design in buildings.



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Actually there should be allot of work for you out here. They are always looking for people with Mechanical stuff (Piping, HVAC, etc..) for the Casinos. You might want to go to Las Vegas Review Journal and see if there is anything. There are also several engineering firms. As for NEVP you could have been, but the resume acceptance time has come and gone. Mainly we were looking for people with CAD experience for entry Level Associate Design Tech.
 

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What is the starting wage for an entry level Tech., per hour/ year.?
 

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about 50K annually which is pretty good for Las Vegas, NV. If you are in CA it's usually higher. Here the cost of living is still pretty low. The only thing we have to pay for that is about as much as LA is GAS.
 

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Jesus...you guys make a lot of money. For $24/hr. i'll take this job. I have 16 yrs. in fire protection and still makes $40,000 in IL. Kevin, if you still have an opening let me know.

Danny
 
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