Las Vegas, Nevada is known worldwide as an entertainment and gambling destination by its nickname: "Sin City". Though the origins of Las Vegas' monumental success in these industries is indeed rooted in 'sin' (most of the city's first casinos were run by gagsters like Bugsy Siegel), modern Las Vegas is an imminently legitimate, tightly run tourist destination attracting gamblers, sight seers, and shoppers from a variety of income brackets. The population currently sits at just over 550,000 and is continually increasing as job seekers relocate to the city to partake in the revenues from the extremely lucrative tourism business. With a cost of living hovering just under the United States average, Las Vegas is a good bet for almost any economic venture.
The population of Las Vegas is swelled by more than 11,000 every day as commuters swarm into the city to work. Most of them work in the city's largest industry: hospitality and tourism. Twenty percent of all jobs in Las Vegas are gaming related. The success of two of the world's largest Fortune 500 companies, Harrah's Entertainment and MGM Mirage, has attracted resort hotels, upscale restaurants, retail shopping centers, and manufacturing firms that specialize in the production of gaming machines. The presence of nearby Nellis Air Force Base has also made the city a minor hub for the aerospace industry.
The constant influx of 37 million tourists annually and thousands of new residents has made the construction industry another source of jobs in the city. It is the top industry for men, employing 16% of the city's males. Once the men construct the new casinos, hotels and restaurants, the women run them. Accommodation and food service is the most popular industry for females, employing 17% of the workforce, while the number is slightly lower, 14%, for men. The entertainment industry employs equal numbers of both sexes, about 12%. Other top job sectors for men are administration, technology, public service, and health care while women's other top industries are health care, education, finance, technology, and public service.
The largest employer in Las Vegas, surprisingly, is not a casino but rather the Clark County school district. With more than 20,000 employees, the school district more than doubles the employment numbers of its nearest competitors, Clark County and the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, which each have around 9,000 employees. Other big names on the job seekers' list are the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, and Caesar's Palace casino complexes. Applying for work at these places is relatively easy, given that they are all located along the same street: Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as the Las Vegas Strip.
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