Key Employers Help Our Economy Grow
Durango, Colorado is known as one of the best places to work not only because of its spectacular locale where an arid high desert meets snowcapped peaks, but also for its top employers and professional development opportunities. The area’s growth companies span many industries from high-pressure water blasting tools that seek skilled engineers and sales managers, to point-of-sale processing corporations searching for software developers and back office administrators, to food and beverage companies. Other key employers include two award winning hospitals and oil and gas corporations that employ engineers, business managers and analysts, and numerous skilled trade professionals.
This page features an introduction to some of our biggest professional employers in Durango and La Plata County. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Over 6,000 businesses call La Plata County home. For additional information key industries, click here; the largest employers in La Plata County, click here; and on key job types being sought right now throughout our county, click here.
A Sample of Key Employers in La Plata County
Crossfire hires across a variety of professions with educational skills ranging from trade positions through engineers and MBA candidates. They routinely seek out people to support their headquarter operations at the Durango-La Plata County airport, experienced civil construction professionals, welders, CDL-certified truck drivers, engineers, safety technicians, and project managers. A list of current career opportunities can be found on their webpage.
Fort Lewis has 600 employees across a wide range of skills including PHd faculty positions, professional positions, and support staff for the campus and its administration. To see current job opportunities at Fort Lewis, please visit their employment page.
The Southern Utes employ almost 1,400 people, of which almost 500 people work within the Growth Fund. The Growth Fund routinely seeks individuals for positions in business management, natural resource field exploration and development, legal experts, and real estate development. Career opportunities with the Growth Fund can be found here.
Mercury employes 400 people in Durango and is one of the largest hirees of Fort Lewis College graduates. Key positions that Mercury routinely hires for include entry-level business school graduates, software developers, sales professionals, credit underwriters,and more. Go to Mercury’s career page if you are interested in technology opportunities in Durango.
Mercy is continuously expanding and hiring new health care professionals from registered nurses through health care business administrators and surgeons. For more information on job opportunities with Mercy Hospital, please visit their career page.
Headquartered just south of downtown Durango in Animas Airpark, StoneAge is rapidly growing and routinely seeks out engineers, machinists, sales support, information technology specialists, and more. To find out more on current opportunities with StoneAge, please visit their career page.