Workforce Wednesday: Travel and Tourism | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Alaska is expected to see record numbers of visitors this year, which means more potential jobs in the tourism industry.

Josh Howes, president of Premier Alaska Tours, joined Daybreak to talk about jobs in the industry.

From cooks and servers, to motor coach drivers and vehicle maintenance workers, pay can range anywhere from $15 to $50 per hour, according to Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium.

Howes said his career started with a seasonal summer job. To be successful in the field, you have to be a people person, he said.

“If you have those people skills, it’s a great, great fit for you. It’s very, very fun,” Howes said. “You can take those people skills and apply them to any other industry, any other relationship in your life, whether it’s working in customer service, helping folks get through a challenging moment or, you know, making sure they’re having a great, great time and having a trip of a lifetime.”

Companies hiring:

Alaska Railroad

Aramark

NANA Corp

For more information on jobs in different industries in Alaska, visit the Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium website.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Travel and Tourism | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

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