Service Industry continues to grow in Yavapai County

06 May 2019   Leah Clickavage
Do you love food service and hospitality? 

The service industry is defined as an industry comprising of companies that primarily earn revenue through providing intangible products and services.  Service industry companies are involved in retail, hospitality, customer service, tourism, distribution, food services, as well as other service-dominated businesses. 

This industry is a vital part of tourist attraction and brings financial investments for economic sustainability to Yavapai County.  Studies show over $11 million dollars in local tax dollars annually (January-December) and are reinvested into our communities that provide vital services and high quality of life for residents.  

From a workforce perspective tourism related jobs are considered to be seasonal with average hiring increasing between the months of April to May and September through December.  The current demand in Yavapai County is for chefs-food service, hospitality and recreation services.  

Top Service Industry job titles include: Cooks/Chefs, Food Service/Server, Front Desk/Customer Service, Housekeeping/Maintenance and Hospitality Management.  These positions look for skills/certifications in: food preparation/Food Handler Certificate, HACCP for food safety, driver’s license, OSHA, good communication skills, and Management Certifications.

If you are interested in starting a career in the Tourism/Hospitality Sector, please contact NACOG for more information at 928-778-1422 or visit www.yavapaiatwork.com.  Daily job postings can be found on www.azjobconnection.gov.  

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