LAS VEGAS - Twenty-five big companies are looking for new employees. They are taking part in a two-day job fair at the Luxor this week called Las Vegas Hiring Challenge.
Two thousand jobs are available at several companies, including Walgreens, Home Depot, UPS and MGM Resorts International.
Organizers are billing the event as a challenge to bring the unemployment rate down. It's worked before.
Veleda English is a customer service manager at Pep Boys. She was hired last year without automotive experience. Since then, she's gotten her hands a little dirty and received a promotion.
She says she spent a year sending out resumes and making calls, but the job fair gave her an edge on the competition.