Become a Part of Our Hospitality Industry
Pulaski County is full of career opportunities in the hospitality industry available for those just starting out, transitioning, or those looking for career growth. Whether you’re promoting local attractions or providing transportation for out-of-towners, Pulaski County is brimming with opportunities.
Pulaski County is full of attractions that draw in tourists from around the world:
- Outdoor recreation
- History — Trail of Tears, Civil War, Route 66, and military
- Fort Leonard Wood — Military training missions, graduations, and contractors
- General business travel
- Travelers along I-44
- Specialty groups — Motorcoach, meetings, reunions, and sports groups
- Year-round events
Spending from these tourism segments provides a strong work base with a wide variety of businesses from which to choose. If you understand excellent customer service and enjoy working with people, the hospitality industry just might be the career for you. Providing services and products to happy, excited tourists vacationing in Pulaski County is the best way to spend your work-life. Become a part of strengthening the economy and providing a better quality of life.
The tourism and hospitality industry is the second-largest industry in the state of Missouri. In the 2022 fiscal year, 281,000 jobs related to lodging, food service, and entertainment were employed throughout the state*. The Missouri Division of Tourism Annual Report shows Pulaski County employs 2,387 people with tourists spending over $91 million in the local economy. These expenditures provide jobs and support businesses and county-wide community programs.
*Source: Missouri Division of Tourism Annual Report FY22
Hospitality positions are available in a variety of fields. Additional job availabilities include the following:
Additionally, businesses often will post employment opportunities on their websites or Facebook pages.
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