A collaboration of local businesses, community and government leaders has launched LakeGeorgeIsHiring.com to present the many job opportunities now available. The site features open positions for all levels of experience, including cooks, housekeepers, front desk staff, bussers, food runners, waitstaff, bartenders, maintenance, security, marketing, delivery drivers and more.
“There are over 500 jobs available in Warren County right now and it is really important that we are able to fill the gaps that exist from the seasonal international workers we usually have during the summer months,” according to Liza Ochsendorf, Director of Employment & Training Administration. She adds that it’s a great opportunity for the younger workforce to learn about the hospitality industry or someone ready for a career change since there are opportunities for advancement and networking during the busy tourist season. With so many jobs open in the Lake George region, businesses are offering competitive wages and benefits — some are even including accommodations for those who live too far away to easily commute.
To ensure the safety of their employees, visitors and the Lake George community, more than 100 hospitality and tourism businesses have signed the Lake George Region and Southern Adirondacks Health and Safety Pledge. The pledge goes beyond the CDC guidelines to confirm a safe work environment.
“Word is spreading quickly, said Gina Mintzer, Executive Director of the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB. “Lake George is a fun, safe and healthy place to work and vacation, and we take protecting the health of our employees, visitors, and community seriously. This is a great time to come to Lake George, earn some money and enjoy every minute of the experience.”
“Many local kids get their first job experience in Lake George. Many seniors earn some extra money in retirement and Lake George has always been a great for college kids to earn spending money for the school year” said Michael Bittel, president of the Adirondack Regional Chambers of Commerce.
LakeGeorgeisHiring.com was developed by Mannix Marketing of Glens Falls, a leader in tourism marketing nationally, with support from the the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lake George Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Warren County Tourism Department, Warren Employment and Training and Behan Communications.
Lake George photo by Carl Heilman II, Almanack archive