Magazine article Workforce

Mount Rushmore

Magazine article Workforce

Mount Rushmore

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Best known for the striking images of the faces of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Mount Rushmore is a national memorial park located in Keystone, South Dakota. Visitors come to enjoy the full impact of the granite sculpture from the viewing terrace, hike the Presidential Trail, take part in guided walks and ranger programs, and tour the Sculptor's Studio built under the direction of Gutzon Borglum in 1939.

How did you end up with this particular job in this industry? I started out working at Mount Rushmore during the summer while in college. When I graduated, I went to work for a department store in Denver. I was interviewing for a new job when the owners of the concession up here, who were handling the HR functions up to that point, made me an offer I couldn't refuse. That was in 1974.

What is your background? My college work was in business administration. I started formal HR training when I stepped into this job.

What are the biggest challenges of your industry? We provide housing for employees. I have to determine when problems in the dormitory will effect work performance and find ways to manage those issues. …

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