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How To Fill Open Jobs In Las Vegas

Sep 10, 2021 4:55:47 PM / by Larry Julius

According to the US Census Bureau, there are 73,451 businesses in the Las Vegas area. Some of these companies are small. Some are large. Some sell machine parts. Some sell software. Some provide legal services. Some provide eyecare.

Regardless of the size of the business or what it sells, all of these local companies have one thing in common: they are struggling to fill open jobs with qualified candidates. This is true in Las Vegas as well as Henderson, Paradise, Parhump, and every point in between.

Right now, across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 10.9 million open jobs. This is an all-time record.

To put this mammoth number of open jobs in perspective, the Federal Reserve says there are now five job openings per every four unemployed people.

Attempting to recruit Las Vegas workers from the ranks of the unemployed has proven fruitless for local companies. This is because many people who lost their jobs during the pandemic have no intention of returning to the workforce anytime soon.

There are several reasons so many Las Vegas workers are not coming back.

First, older workers have opted to retire earlier than expected. Second, childcare issues are making it necessary for some parents to stay home. Third, other workers cite health safety issues for the reason why they chose not to work. Finally, some of the unemployed are choosing to live off the savings they amassed during the pandemic.

So rather than focusing recruitment efforts among former employees and the ranks of the unemployed, local business owners need to target the 789,000 passive job seekers in Las Vegas.

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Topics radio advertising, recruitment advertising, blue collar workers, white collar workers, best way to advertise, employment advertising, zip recruiter, indeed

B2B Advertising: Why Job Sites Depend On Las Vegas Radio

Sep 2, 2021 1:46:42 PM / by Larry Julius

If you were one of the 1.5 million adults who tuned in to Las Vegas radio last week, then chances are excellent that you heard advertising for ZipRecruiter.  That's because the company purchased 1,619 advertisements to air on local stations during the month of August, according to Media Monitors.

ZipRecruiter is an online recruitment site that helps companies of every size advertise open jobs. Overall, more than 2.8 million companies have posted an opening on ZipRecruiter.com

It is no wonder that ZipRecruiter and its competitors like Indeed have been making significant advertising investments on Las Vegas radio. Finding qualified workers is one of the toughest challenges facing local business owners. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in the U.S. has reached a record high 10.1-million jobs with just not enough candidates to fill them.

If you've heard these commercials on Las Vegas radio, then you know that ZipRecruiter is not advertising to attract job seekers to its website.  Rather, the company's goal is to convince local business owners to buy help wanted ads from them.

So, why has ZipRecruiter chosen Las Vegas radio as a business-to-business (B2B) advertising resource?  The first reason is revealed in the first line of their commercial.

"According to research," says the announcer, "82% of people remember radio ads."

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Who Listens To Las Vegas Radio Stations Online?

Aug 27, 2021 2:23:11 PM / by Larry Julius

Before Las Vegas radio station KGIX signed on in 1930,  local listeners were dependent on broadcasts from distant cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. These early stations required tall antennas and miles of buried copper cable to transmit their signals.  Most radio receivers at the time were mostly handmade and involved a piece of crystalline mineral and a wire coil.

Over many decades in Las Vegas, both the broadcasting and receiving equipment improved. In the mid-1920s this meant store-bought radios. In the 1930s this meant car radios. In the 1960s this meant transistor radios. In the 1970s this meant boom boxes. And, in the 1980s this meant Walkmen. But, despite these improvements, the fundamental technology of big towers sending a signal through the air to a radio receiver remained the same.

In 1994, there was a new way for Las Vegas consumers to listen to the radio. That was the year local stations across the country began streaming their signals over the internet and listeners could use their computers (later their smartphones and smart speakers) as receiving devices. No big antennas, no wires, and no actual radio needed.

In 2021, according to Nielsen, Las Vegas radio reaches more local consumers than any other advertising media option.

Neilsen finds, too, that 27.9% of all consumers who listen to a Las Vegas radio station over-the-air will, at some point during the month, also connect to a local station via the internet. 

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Advertising On Las Vegas Radio: The 3 Frequency Myth

Aug 18, 2021 4:23:46 PM / by Larry Julius

Every week, according to Nielsen, Las Vegas radio reaches 1.5 million adult consumers. This is significantly more people than are reached by local TV, cable, social media, streaming video, streaming audio, or newspapers.

Because of its humongous reach, area small business owners advertise on Las Vegas radio to successfully market the products and services they sell.

Many first-time advertisers on Las Vegas radio will ask how many times a consumer needs to hear a commercial before they become a customer.  Often the business owner is told that to be effective, a consumer needs to be exposed to a message three times before they will buy.  Unfortunately, this prescription for a three-time frequency is more myth than substance.

A study by Nielsen provides some data-based insights about effective frequency, But first, here's the origin of the mythological rule of three.

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Best Way To Advertise In Las Vegas With A Limited Budget

Aug 10, 2021 11:26:23 AM / by Larry Julius

To maximize success, every Las Vegas business owner needs to advertise.

"Think you have a great product?" asks the US Small Business Administration. "Unfortunately, no one’s going to know about it unless you advertise.”

The SBA goes on to say, “Advertising, if done correctly, can do wonders for your product sales, and you know what that means: more revenue and more success for your business.”

According to the US Census Bureau, there are 69,948 small businesses in the Las Vegas area. This geography includes Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, and every point in between.  Most of these diminutive companies have limited dollars to invest in advertising.  

Advertising successfully in Las Vegas is achievable, though, with a small budget if the available funds are invested wisely.  Oftentimes, this means selecting one medium rather than spreading money over several.

So which medium makes the most sense for small business owners with limited budgets? By most key advertising metrics, advertising on Las Vegas radio is the best option.

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Back To School Shopping: Las Vegas Businesses Expect Record Sales

Jul 29, 2021 3:41:16 PM / by Larry Julius

There are 359,600 school-aged children in the Las Vegas area.  Based on forecasts from the National Retail Federation (NRF), local parents are expected to spend a record $258.1 million to prepare these kids to return to the classroom this fall. 

Overall, the NRF expects back-to-school shoppers to spend almost 10% more in 2021 than they did last year.

“The pandemic forced parents and their school-aged children to quickly adapt to virtual learning, and they did it with an incredible amount of resolve and flexibility,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We enter the new school year with plans to return to the classroom and retailers are prepared to help Americans find and purchase whatever they need to make this transition as seamless as possible.”

According to the NRF, more than 51% of parents have already started buying for their K-12 students.  But, for Las Vegas business owners there is still time to benefit.

The NRF reports that nearly 76% of K-12 shoppers are still waiting on lists of school supplies needed. On average, consumers have only completed 18% of the shopping.

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Advertising In Las Vegas: Five Amazing Facts About Local Radio

Jul 23, 2021 3:45:20 PM / by Larry Julius

Advertising is crucial to the success of Las Vegas business owners. According to Investopedia, "lack of adequate marketing and publicity are among the issues that drag down small business".

According to Borrell Associates, a company that tracks advertising trends across the country, Las Vegas business owners are expected to spend $996 million to advertise the goods and services they sell. This represents a 8.7% increase versus last year.

The majority of these dollars are being spent by Las Vegas business owners to capture a significant share of the $30.1 billion dollars local consumers will be spending this year. These estimates are based on a revised forecast from the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Of course, there is an over-abundance of ways a local business owner can advertise. Perhaps the best way to generate sales from local consumers is with Las Vegas radio. Here are the top five reasons why...

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How Often Are Las Vegas Consumers Online?

Jul 15, 2021 4:41:14 PM / by Larry Julius

More than 97% of Las Vegas adults have access to the internet.  Ubiquitous technology such as computers, tablets, smartphones, and connected TVs allow Nevada consumers to go online whenever they choose, which, for some adults, is always.

The Pew Research Center, a public opinion research company, reports that one-in-three consumers say they are online constantly. A 50% increase from 2015.  In total, 85% of consumers say they connect at least one time every day.

So, how are Las Vegas consumers spending all this time connected to the internet?

According to Nielsen, streaming audio and video content, social networking, checking the weather, and banking are the top online activities for Las Vegas consumers each month.

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Advertise On Las Vegas Radio: Still Best Option For Small Business

Jul 9, 2021 11:49:37 AM / by Larry Julius

Retail spending in the Las Vegas area is expected to reach $30.1 billion this year, a 13.5% increase versus 2020. These estimates are based on a revised forecast from the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Since 1921, when KGIX signed on as the first station in Las Vegas, local business owners have depended on radio advertising to help market their goods and services to Clark County consumers.  But has the Coronavirus pandemic altered the medium's ability to deliver customers to ring up sales for local retailers?

Two critical marketing metrics indicate that advertising on Las Vegas radio remains the best way for a small business to advertise.

The first measurement is reach. This is the number of different consumers who are exposed to an advertising campaign.

The second measure is return-on-investment (ROI). This is the amount of sales a business can expect for every one dollar invested in advertising.

Based on these metrics, here is how advertising on Las Vegas radio measures up to other options available to local small business owners.

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Television Advertising In Las Vegas: Where Are The Viewers?

Jul 1, 2021 4:00:33 PM / by Larry Julius

Broadcast television came to Las Vegas in 1953 when KLAS-TV signed on for the first time. In those days, very few local households actually owned a set, a number that would grow to 50% by 1960.

At first, Las Vegas consumers needed rabbit-ears or outdoor antennas to receive signals from a small handful of local stations, including  KLRG (now KSNV) and KSHO (now KTNV). The quality of reception varied day-to-day.

By the early 1960s, however, local cable systems began to bring higher-quality, reliable reception to households throughout the Las Vegas area. The number of programming options, though, remained limited to affiliates of ABC, NBC, and CBS.

In 1972, viewing options began to expand as local cable began offering Las Vegas area consumers the opportunity to purchase premium services, including HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax.  Five years later came an explosion of non-premium cable channels such as TBS and CNN.

In the early 1990s, Las Vegas viewers could not only receive their television programming over-the-air or by cable, but options expanded to include satellite delivery by DishTV and DirectTV.

The next TV innovation came in 2007 as Las Vegas consumers started turning to the internet to watch streaming channels like Netflix and Hulu.  These new services allowed viewers to watch TV on their phones, computers, and tablets as well as their living room LCD and Plasma screens.

Today, all of this video technology offers viewers the ultimate flexibility to choose how, when, and where to watch TV.  So, what are they watching?

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