Hiring freeze, reserves will help Las Vegas in next economic downturn

February 3, 2019

The city of Las Vegas plans to hold open about 85 nonessential positions to save $10 million — and dodge the kind of sweeping layoffs that struck the city a decade ago — in preparation for the next economic downturn.

The managed hiring freeze was borne last spring by a simple objective, according to Chief Financial Officer Gary Ameling: “The realization that we did not want to get in... Read More