Work Campers: New Trend in Working World
Travel to where the jobs are
- Duration 5:04
- Date Jan 6, 2012
Travel to where the jobs are
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I wanna bring in Adam Housley is live from bits and Arizona let my favorite places you guys know I have a second.
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And he's talking about when Amazon.com -- seasonal work wearhouse helps.
In a small town of -- Nevada they decided to tap into a new trend in the working world and he's gonna tell us all about it that morning Adam.
Good morning Harris yet they're called work campers -- know they really kind of been around in different varieties for a long -- longer -- we realize we started doing a story in some cases.
People been doing this for early -- you'll -- -- doing this for up to fifty years.
-- for the most part we're talking about the baby doing baby boomer generation and a bit older.
Estimates anywhere between my main and a half to little more than that to people that are across the country that that start out in the summer months up north as far north as Canada working and part time jobs and and in the winner must come down.
To -- other states lead the sun belt if you will.
Finding jobs now they don't always work full time of course a lot of times are filling -- -- national parks third -- since there working at lighthouses in some cases are picking blueberries or as you mentioned.
Working for big corporations like Amazon who -- Hire them for a couple of months for the the holiday season.
When you talk commitment to tell you that many of them are on fixed incomes and anytime they can find a job anywhere is a good thing to -- listen.
We -- not paying rent anywhere but you can get around to the ground -- -- -- different parts of the country.
You can go where you want to do when you wanna go.
That's -- -- been doing this for about fifteen years he was someone who moved around the company was in high tech jobs and then decided you know what this is the way to go.
He sold everything -- some garage sales gay stuff away didn't have any really failing had been divorced got -- is a motor home and had to put a three bedroom house into a motor home has been moving around ever sent to me he actually worked to some of these RV parks around the country there's other people.
That work -- RV parks -- look at wherever they can really fine.
Over the course of their years they move around because they have again -- baby boomers the kids are out of the house they have grandkids they have friends around the country they meet friends at parks like this they tell you that it's really a great way to -- Parts of the country never had a chance to when you were younger and they can afford to do it take a listen.
We've brought the country four times in seven years.
We've hit all the western states were missing some of the northeastern states we just haven't.
Had time yeah are saying is so much to see so little time.
It's a lot of -- campers will tell you -- that they had a chance to meet other people and NBC so much of this country many have never had a chance to travel because they had the kids they were in the military that they were working -- it as certain part of the country this is their way again to go to Florida see the kids are part of the year head north when it's when it's warmer in the summertime work when they have a chance here -- there I -- the same time there are fixed income so.
It's very interesting to be to be at least for a couple of days a part of this world to hear their stories and understand -- -- talking about a million and a half people roughly.
That are doing this and are also filling a need for employers because a lot of employers nowadays just -- part time -- as we know the economy's been difficult for a number of years.
Still need someone -- -- -- a work for a couple of months.
And a case of other RV parks of course it's seasonal so.
These type of people can come in and do a lot of these jobs terrorist not to worry about a full time job and again a lot of them -- in their retirement years.
Sure -- -- you the other thing too is that employers are so picky right now.
What we're seeing a trend and soon it's not a positive one they'll hire somebody keep them for a little while if they decide they don't like and they know that -- so -- job came right out there they don't feel bad about you know then go back on unemployment and moving on an excellent.
I'm by the way yet you know.
Out of the black finish -- thought.
If they are busier secular -- employers know -- -- we meet here also does -- they don't say age discrimination a couple have.
But I -- you know what because they're older a lot of employers might be leery of -- full time so for them as a win win situation in -- to political enablers a wonderful time yet.
And and me being our aging population gets written gets to do something.
For a little bit and make some cash Adam Housley and could just -- -- -- -- White House -- Agassi was a White House doesn't I don't know what -- -- how does.
I travel all over the country and my husband and my kids and I loved light houses I think they're just -- -- lying they're usually great places to hike.
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Have you have you -- even some of the -- White House is those -- beautiful up there I have I have I've been on both both the Portland's.
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But you can't believe got a future Harris when you know -- the TV thing I'll come visit -- I also worth your.
Where's your place that it hit -- of southern Arizona -- yeah Tucson.
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-- down there and my -- was born and raised in Tucson and you and I should catch up off the air probably right.
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