EquipmentShare, a construction equipment and technology solutions company, opened a new location in Grand Junction, CO, on Aug. 9. The branch will serve local contractors and provide dozens of job opportunities for the area.
Around 50 people attended the location opening event, including EquipmentShare employees, local county and city officials, members of Mesa Community College and the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.
“This is great news for our community and the dozens of families who will benefit from these new tech-enabled jobs. We are proud to have attracted such a forward-thinking company that will be building the future of construction from right here in Grand Junction,” Steve Jozefczyk, deputy director at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, said.
EquipmentShare plans to partner with the Grand Junction community to create a pipeline of skilled workers to fill job openings needed now and for the future at the new location. The Grand Junction location will also serve as a training site for EquipmentShare’s apprenticeship program. Interested individuals looking for career opportunities were encouraged to attend the new location’s opening and meet onsite with EquipmentShare’s recruitment team.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to expand our training programs through partnerships with EquipmentShare which includes an apprenticeship program. This is where our residents will get the latest cutting-edge training on mechanics, telematics and more. We thank you for your decision to grow here in Grand Junction and look forward to building the future workforce and the future of construction together,” Karen Sightler from Mesa County Workforce Center said.
The new branch will soon be home to full-service rental operations for the Grand Junction community and create 20 to 30 new jobs. EquipmentShare is actively recruiting for positions that will span multiple fields, including mechanics, drivers and sales representatives. Members of the recruitment team were onsite at the event to conduct screening interviews and answer questions about employment opportunities at EquipmentShare.
“These 20 to 30 good-paying jobs with starting salaries above the average Mesa County wage will be a boost to our economy as these folks buy vehicles, pay mortgages and shop at local businesses,” Jozefczyk said. “We are proud to have attracted such a forward-thinking company and know we have the high-quality workforce right here in Grand Junction who will help it build the future of construction.”
In addition to the job fair, EquipmentShare presented checks of $1,250 each to two community organizations at the opening event: the Grand Junction Firefighters Foundation and the Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition.
“We are beyond excited to have this company that is on an upward trajectory choose our community to grow their business. EquipmentShare understands what it takes to create strong local relationships, both by creating a work environment for employees as well as investing in their community through efforts like giving back. This is an excellent example of how a business puts skin in the game and serves their community,” Candace Carnahan, vice president of the Mesa County Chamber of Commerce, said.
Following the opening program, lunch was provided and guests received a tour of the facility.
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