WPR News
9:09 am
Fri April 13, 2007

Arizona RV Recruiting Trip Fruitful

Laramie, WY – Arizona may be a new source for the state for seasonal workers. Campbell county economic development director Ruth Benson says her team attended a conference for RV-ers in Arizona earlier this year. Because of that trip, they're halfway toward their goal of filling 30 jobs. Benson says the recruits are generally people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who live in their RVs year-round and travel state to state for seasonal work. It's not skilled labor, but it's still labor that employers desperately need. Benson says the added benefit of recruiting RV-ers is that they bring their own housing with them. And that's definitely in short supply in Campbell county.