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There’s never a dull moment in Lake Havasu City, whether you’re on the lake or at the jobsite. Even in the current economic climate, there are positions available for a variety of jobs in several industry categories. Due to our tourism climate, service industry positions are prevalent, along with those in government, education, light manufacturing and healthcare.

Major employers in Lake Havasu City include the Lake Havasu Unified School District, www.havasu.k12.az.us; the Lake Havasu City government, www.lhcaz.gov; Havasu Regional Medical Center, www.havasuregional.com; Sterilite Corporation, www.sterilite.com; and Wal-Mart, www.wal-mart.com. Additionally, the Shugrue’s Family of Restaurants employs more than 200, www.shugrues.com; and the London Bridge Resort, www.londonbridgeresort.com and The Nautical Beachfront Resort, www.thenautical.net, also employ several hundred at these two waterfront resorts. For a complete listing of employers in the tourism industry see our Business Directory.

The average household income in Lake Havasu City is $59,415 and the median household income is $43,989. Over 20% of Lake Havasu City households have an income between $50,000 and $74,999. Cost of living at 109.7% of the Composite Index (Jan. 2010) is slightly higher than the Arizona average but still significantly lower than most of Southern California’s metropolitan areas.

The Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce provides several training opportunities each year with an emphasis on business trends and workforce issues; additionally, the Chamber hosts an annual Leadership Development program for those interested in enhancing leadership skills while becoming more involved in the local community. Additionally, Mohave Community College, www.mohave.edu provides a multitude of courses for those interested in business education or training for a new career.