Employment Possibilities in the Branson Area…
The Employment situation in the Branson area is rather diverse. If you are a professional person you can probably find a job just about anywhere. Remember this Page is written by “Rancher Don” with no ax to grind or affiliation with anyone that we must support but it comes from your “man on the street”.
There is huge possibilities in the health sector and there is one hospital in Branson (Cox Health) and two major hospitals in Springfield,Mo just 30 miles up highway 65. You have St. Johns and Cox hospitals and they all have clinics in many of the smaller towns and villages in this area. Dentists are also located in all the communities There are spin off business off the medical communities such as Janitorial, Dental Labs, Supplies and Transcribers.
Every community needs it’s service folks such Barbers, Mechanics, Beauticians, Filling Stations, Lawn and Garden care, Tree Service, Tailors, Computers, Pool cleaners and service, Car Washes and Dry Cleaners Retail sales of all types are used in all the Shopping Mall areas, Building Material stores, Furniture and Interior Decoration shops, Florists, Theaters, Automotive, Building Supplies Check Out Clerks in all the Restaurants, Stores and Shops, Convenience stores In the Transportation field there are Cab and Bus drivers, Dispatchers, Road Maintenance, Signs and Electric Traffic and street lighting, Electronics.
In the Lodging trade there are Front Desk Clerks, Domestic Cleaners, Service and Repairmen, Managers Providing Food requires Waitresses, Cooks, Bus Boys, Kitchen Helpers, Managers, Front Desk or Reception A lot of folks are needed for the Road Construction, Building Construction, Landscaping, Survey, Drafting, Plumbing, Electrical, Masonry, Heat and A/C.
The Entertainment field needs Performers, Musicians, Dancers, Comedy, Magicians, Lighting, Sound, Front Desk Reservation and Ticket sales, Cleaners, Concessions, Ushers, Wardrobe.
Law Enforcement is needed of all kinds. Local Police, Sheriff’s, Highway Patrol, Dispatchers, Lawyers and Judges Law Clerks, Bailiffs, Court Recorders.
Fire Department personal such as Firemen, Supervisors (Chief and sub chiefs), Dispatchers, possibly a Cook.
Employment in Branson’s tourist industry is still seasonal however the building and road construction is year around. There is a huge demand for Domestic workers in all the Condo’s, Time Shares, Hotel and Motels, Lodges and Resorts. Many of these positions are filled by Seniors living in the area. With the full time population of Branson being only about 8,000 and adding about another 2,000 for some surrounding villages and about 10,000,000 guests there is still a large call outside the area and folks are brought in from many other States and even from Foreign Countries. The problem with this trade is the pay is very low and seasonal. There is a fairly large unemployment situation here in the winter but if you move on with the tourist trade in warmer climate like Arizona, Texas or Florida you would be OK. This also applies for the Entertainment industry. It is seasonal and the pay is much less than other areas.
There are few Union Workers in any of the industries in this part of Missouri or Northern Arkansas and that keeps the wages down with few if any fringe benefits. There are a lot of folks here with little if any insurance on themselves or their homes. If you are having any work done for yourself in this area you really have to check whether the provider has references, License or is Bonded.
Springfield Missouri is quite a different situation. There are very good job opportunities there in the Wholesale Grocery, Manufacturing (several Tracker Boat Plants close by) a 3M plant and several other larger businesses. It is also a Retail hub for hundreds of miles around. It’s suburbs like Nixa and Ozark are growing above the national average. Many folks living here are Employed up there and vice versa. Agriculture is also evident once you get out of the Ozark Mountain Country and the ground gets less hilly. Chamber of Commerce on Employment Missouri Career Center BransonSilver Dollar City Employment
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