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Reports: Las Vegas good for new grads to find jobs, but not with small businesses

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Sam Morris

The Hire Our Heros job fair event for military members takes place in a meeting room at the Venetian Thursday, May 17, 2012.

One website said this week that Nevada is the third best state for college graduates to get a job.

But those jobs don't seem to be with small businesses, since another website claimed at the same time that Las Vegas is in the bottom quarter of cities to work for small businesses.

The first report, from credit card website CreditDonkey.com, said Nevada is behind only Texas and Washington for job-seeking graduates.

"Construction and professional and business services have bounced back particularly well from the recession, and overall jobs in the state grew by 3.8 percent over the past year," the site said. "Vegas jobs pay around average for workers with bachelor's degrees, but employees' satisfaction with their work environment is strikingly high."

The site said the average college grad here makes $45,130.

In addition to Texas, Washington and Nevada, the other top 10 states in the report were California, Colorado, Minnesota, Delaware, North Dakota, Arizona and Maryland.

Click here to read more on new graduate jobs from CreditDonkey.

The second report, from financial website WalletHub, didn't include any Nevada cities in the top or bottom of the list of best cities to work for a small business. But Las Vegas came in at No. 76 out of the 100 cities on the list.

The top cities on the list were Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Miami, Madison, Wis., and Oklahoma City, Okla.

The worst cities on the list were Scranton, Pa.; Jackson, Miss.; Augusta, Ga.; Modesto, Calif.; and Stockton, Calif.

Click here to read more on the small business report from WalletHub.

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