Calling all lifeguards. camp counselors, and more – Las Vegas is hiring!
The city of Las Vegas will hold hiring events in the upcoming weeks to fill several open seasonal positions. Preregistration is available for all positions online at the city of Las Vegas website. Preregistration is not required but it is definitely encouraged.
Summer camp hiring fairs will take place on Saturdays, Feb. 11 and March 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. Hiring fairs will take place at the city’s human resource offices at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
The city says it offers many camp opportunities for children at several locations throughout the summer months. Nothing better than summer camp!
Aquatic hiring fairs will be also be held. Those will take place on Saturdays, April 22 and May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Municipal Pool at 431 E. Bonanza Road.
The city will be hiring pool staff for its six pools, including lifeguards, water safety instructors, pool managers, cashiers and laborers. For lifeguards, up to $800 in bonuses will be available based on the number of hours worked. Sweet!
If hired, employees can get compensation for required lifeguard certifications, and will also get free access to city facilities and gyms.
Two Safekey hiring events will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20 and 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 833 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
Safekey offers after-school learning opportunities for children ages 5-11 at dozens of elementary schools within the city.
I always wanted to lifeguard, but I wasn’t a great swimmer. Oh, I could dog paddle, but there’s more involved. I was a camp counselor one summer, and it was great! I also sat in a Fotomat booth for a summer job. Air conditioned, and all my friends would drive by to chat – and to look at other people’s pictures we probably shouldn’t have been looking at. But I digress…
Weird Las Vegas Street Names And Where They Came From
Las Vegas street names – where did they come from, and why?
Las Vegas is a place of extremes. We probably have the brightest artificial light in the known universe shining from the Luxor pyramid every night – to the extent that pilots can’t fly directly over it for fear of piercing a retina. We have the tallest building between Chicago and the west coast., with the Stratosphere Tower. We have more hotel rooms per capita than – well, probably anywhere. More shows, more casinos, more restaurants in a three mile stretch of road on the strip, than most cities have in a lifetime.
We have to eventually run out of street names, right? Which is not good, because street names help you get you where you’re going.
Naming streets in Las Vegas was easy – at first. Early downtown Las Vegas named streets going one direction after Nevada pioneers like Clark, Fremont and Carson. The cross streets got numbers, starting with First Street, which was just one block east of Main Street. Main Street was next to the railroad on the spot where the city began. In the original North Las Vegas the streets were mostly named after people, – simple enough.
Henderson was founded as a company town as a part of the war effort during World War Two.
The street names include Basic, which is the name of the company where the water for Basic Industries flows (now underground,) and a whole lot of mineral names: Lead, Silver, and Perlite. State names, ocean names (Atlantic and Pacific) and to top it off, Army, Navy, Major and Minor.
During an early optimistic period what is now the industrial development west of the Strip used names of stars, like Polaris, Procyon, Regulus, Capella, Sirius, Rigel, Pollux, and Aldebaran. Not bad.
Then there are the celebrity streets. You know, Joe W. Brown Drive, Frank Sinatra Drive, Dean Martin Drive, Wynn Road, Elvis Presley Street, and many that are actually minor streets but still are named after famous Las Vegas people.
There’s still a lot of building going on in Las Vegas – what are YOUR suggestions for road names?
And here are some weird street names from other cities in the state of Nevada