Daily Archives: June 24, 2009

2,000 Jobseekers Show up at Las Vegas Job Fair – for Housekeepers!

In a sign reflecting our continuing hard economic times, more than 2,000 people came looking for work on Monday at a job fair for housekeepers at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas- twice as many as as the hotel-casino expected to show up for the 200 openings. 

Executives, master’s degree applicants, and other high powered candidates had no qualms in looking their best, trying out for the elusive offers.  

And if that’s not enough job applicant competition, yesterday the job fair continued. 

The housekeepers are planned to start work in two weeks. 

The Hard Rock in Las Vegas, which is currently undergoing a $750 million expansion that is scheduled to be completed in November, is also planning on future job fairs to fill another 600 positions, including front-desk clerks, bartenders and casino dealers.  That is if the current job fairs don’t yield enough qualified candidates. 

The Hard Rock’s job fair is one of the few good signs in the current Las Vegas job market, with Nevada reporting 11.3 percent unemployment in May, one of the leading unemployment states in the nation. 

The Hard Rock has a great reputation as a Las Vegas employer, reportedly not laying off a single employee last year. 

In addition, construction progress on the expansion is ahead of schedule, with the 490-room hotel tower planned to open the third week of July, a couple of months early.    

The second 375-room hotel tower, three new restaurants, a spa, and new casino space and amenities is planned to open by the end of November.

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Andy Warhol is Dead- but His Pop Art Show Makes Las Vegas Debut

For the first time ever, Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman, his protégé student and assistant, are having a Pop Art Show onAndyWarhol July 4th in Las Vegas.  It’s at the Fashion Show Mall main level, next door to the Bebe store at 3200 Las Vegas Boulevard.

Centaur Art Galleries will host the art work of Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and that of his former assistant, Steve Kaufman, who will be at the exhibition of the “Master” and his “student,” reunited at last and exhibited together, at Centaur Art Galleries’ most ambitious undertaking in more than 20 years.

SteveKaufmanSteve Kaufman has painted numerous famous celebrity paintings, inlcluding Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, President Obama, Elvis, Beatles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, U2, Janet Jackson, Al Pacino, Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, Cuban Cigars, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Dali, Van Gogh, Campbell soup, Red Bull, Coca Cola, Liz Taylor, Brad Pitt, Superman, Spiderman, John Gotti Godfather, Scarface, Sopranos, Las Vegas sign, Playboy girl next door, Donald Trump, Michael Jordan, Mickey Mantle, Madonna, and John Travolta.

For further information, please contact 702-737-1234 or log on to: www.centaurgalleries.com/

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Stevie D Keeps on Ticking in Las Vegas, Launching Sugar Factory Store

Still calling Las Vegas “Tinseltown?”  Pshaw!  C’mon, get with the times!  A-list celebrities are now calling it Candyland!  And that’s real good news for its Lollipop Creator. 

Nightclub czar Steve “Stevie D” Davidovici of prior Pure nightclub fame in Las Vegas keeps on ticking, not missing one sweet, ever licking beat.  Fresh from his opening of his ultra-trendy Griffin nightclub in Manhattan (reported by Las Vegas Backstage Access on May 14), he’s now feverishly planning his opening of the first bricks-and-mortar Sugar Factory in Las Vegas at the Mirage next to Rhumbar, supposedly with a grand opening party planned for June 26. 

The hip couture candy and lollipop store in Las Vegas will assuredly be frequented by the who’s who of celebritydom. 

[For more information on the online edition of Sugar Factory, please read the June 6 Las Vegas Backstage Access article.]

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