Mobilize Jobs is just wrapping its 10th seasonal launch of motivated workers to tourism and hospitality businesses across Canada and the United States, with the 11th season deploying this May and June for the busy summer. Most of the 1,600+ workers that Mobilize Jobs has deployed across the country since its first seasonal launch back in January 2015 consist of young people. These are often millennials who are attracted to the program because they are seeking a unique work/travel experience that enables them to find a job, gain new work skills and have an adventure of a lifetime.
Grayson O’Hearn from Nova Scotia, now a Mobilize alumnus, said, “Mobilize Jobs changed my life, literally. I grew up in a small town on the east coast with very little opportunities or chances to grow and through them I was able to travel to the beautiful mountains of British Columbia where I learned housekeeping skills, serving skills and then bartending skills. It really gave me a chance to beef up my resume while providing me with the life changing opportunity to travel and meet amazing people.”
“10 launches is a huge milestone for this unique program,” says Benjamin Guth, Mobilize Jobs founder, President and CEO. “Since we started four years ago, we’ve had 10 successful seasons of getting workers, we call them “Mobilizers,” into the field for incredible work/travel adventures – and helping our placement partners staff up for their busy seasons.”
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“Finding staff for every season was always a struggle,” says Chad Gulevich, owner/operator of two hotels in Alberta and partnered in a third in British Columbia. “In the past, we spent a lot of time recruiting staff ourselves. We used to hire them from eastern Canada and outside of Canada; Maritimers and South Africans here to experience the Rocky Mountains are a couple of examples. But it was a lot of work coordinating the logistics.
Since partnering with Mobilize Jobs, Gulevich says this about the program, “It’s another channel for us to find great workers and it’s reliable. It has been very easy for us to integrate Mobilize workers with our other staff.”
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In the past four years, Mobilize Jobs has placed more than 1,600 people in over 65 properties across two countries, addressing countless labour shortages and helping businesses provide great service to tens of thousands of happy customers. And not only has it been a huge success on a professional level, Mobilizers have benefited personally as well; the program has netted four Mobilizer marriages, and even Mobilizer babies!
“A big thanks to all our Mobilizers past and present, and to our valued business and industry partners – we couldn’t have done it without you,” says Guth.
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