Vail Valley Partnership’s workforce study shows 1,600 jobs currently open in Eagle County

The saying “if it’s not one thing, then it’s another” can definitely be applied to the employment situation in Eagle County.

This graph from the Vail Valley Partnership's annual workforce study shows local employers are finding it harder to fill jobs.

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This graph from the Vail Valley Partnership’s annual workforce study shows local employers are finding it harder to fill jobs.

When the national recession hit in 2008, the bottom fell out of the local construction industry and lots of people were looking for work. A decade later, the national and local economy have rebounded, but the valley’s labor shortage has re-emerged.

During a Tuesday, July 31, meeting with the Eagle County commissioners, Chris Romer, of the Vail Valley Partnership, relayed a recent discussion he had with the Colorado State Demographer’s office. The state estimates there are currently 1,600 open jobs in Eagle County.

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