Tourism Workforce in Adams County
According to state economic research, more than 7,585 employees in Adams County are impacted by tourism. Nearly 5,100 of those workers are directly impacted, meaning they are employed with a company or organization that is in the tourism industry. Others are indirectly impacted through jobs at places that are frequently patronized by visitors such as gas stations, grocery stores or jobs in public service.
Not counted among the 7,585 workers are those that are rarely associated with tourism, like plumbers, electricians, landscapers, and contractors who are hired for projects at hotels, museums, restaurants and stores within the tourism industry. Additionally, many trades are supported by tourism because they are hired by the thousands who do work within the industry.
While the tourism industry often touts visitor spending and tax revenue as major benefits of travel, employment that is supported by the millions of visitors in Adams County is equally important. Ranging from part-time positions, to full-time managerial and marketing positions, tourism supports the livelihoods of many workers in Adams County.
Though the efforts of training and other employee development, Destination Gettysburg believes strongly in having a hospitable and well-educated workforce in Adams County.
FACES OF TOURISM
Workers in the tourism industry range from dishwashers to cooks, housekeepers to front desk managers, shop keepers to tour guides. Employees are part-time and full-time, in front of the customers and behind the scenes. It takes each and every one of our local tourism employees to provide a high standard of hospitality.
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