Nevada is home to two major cities, Las Vegas and Reno, with a steadily recovering economy and hopeful job outlook. With no personal or corporate state income tax, the state is very appealing for companies looking to expand operations. Tourism related to the entertainment and gaming industry is the state's most booming sector but another sector expected to grow is the mining industry. Nevada also plays an important role in the aerospace and defense sectors, with jobs in research and development widely available.
Three-quarters of Nevada's population lives in Clark County, which is home to Las Vegas. Being a huge tourist magnet, the city has plentiful options for jobs, especially in the hospitality and entertainment industry. Major employers include MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, but the Clark County School District and Nellis & Creech Air Force Base employ many workers as well. Additionally, the Downtown Project has encouraged entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for those who would like to work in the more innovative environment of a startup company.
Ranked #33 on U.S. News and World Reports rankings of the 125 best places to live, Reno scored a 6.8 in the job market category. A major employer is the University of Nevada, a tier-1 research facility that attracts an educated, diverse workforce,generous benefits along with a good salary for a range of jobs. Nearby Sparks is home to the Sierra Nevada Corporation, a technology leader in the defense and aerospace sectors and a Tier One supplier to the U.S. Air Force.
The state government is Nevada's largest employer, with civil service jobs as well as specialized or management positions. Positions in teaching, research and administrative work are also regularly available with the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Battle Mountain, Elko and Carlin are all in northern Nevada, and they offer a range of jobs. The usual retail, accommodation and services are all there, but mining is a major player, notably gold mining.
Nevada? job growth rate was ranked the best in the nation in 2017. This is excellent news for those looking for employment in the private or public sector, including those looking for part-time jobs.