Mountain Careers Launch! 2/17/16
VAIL, Colo.—2/17/2016—Mountain Careers announced that during their launch in the Vail Valley they have posted more than 70 year-round professional jobs in the area, proving that mountain communities are no longerjust for the seasonal worker. “Talented professionals are landing new opportunities in these amazing mountain towns, and for many this is a dream come true to have a career in a place they love so much,” says the founder of Mountain Careers.
For years mountain towns have been known for the “ski bum” lifestyle but times are changing — businesses are growing and start-ups are forming which is creating quality jobs in these areas. Additionally, the current mountain economy is attracting talented professionals to stay and grow these communities. Organizations such as the Vail Valley Young Professionals, 8150 High Altitude Entrepreneurs and the Vail Centre are making a significant impact, along withMountain Careers, by helping those seeking new opportunities in the mountains.
Launched in November, Mountain Careers is a job board dedicated to year-round, career-driven positions in the mountains. Each job posting is shared with a growing list of subscribers (candidates) who are dedicated to living and working in the mountains. Companies have already seen success and according to Ryan from TheDropp (a Vail Valley start-up), “Mountain Careers helped us to find the perfect person for a position that was difficult to fill.” Posted professional positions vary from entry level to director/executive level and include a wide variety of options in fields such as in technology, health care, hospitality, legal, finance/accounting, education, government, human resources, non-profit, environmental, sales, administrative and more.