About OF THE WEST

Of The West is a multi-faceted platform focused on bringing together job seekers, employers, services, and tradespeople—serving all areas of the agriculture and western industries.

We are dedicated to providing the best opportunities for job seekers, attracting the highest-quality job candidates for employers, and providing an easy way to locate top of the line businesses in all agriculture and western service sectors. We also aim to provide various business and personal development resources for all of the areas that we serve.

Of The West was designed to fill what we found to be a large void when it came to the job-seeking and hiring process, specifically within the agriculture and western industries. As many of us know, it takes a special type of person to work in an ag or western industry. Industry experience isn’t necessarily a requirement, but a deep appreciation for our way of life and desire to pass our lifestyle down to the next generation is non-negotiable. Unfortunately, as an employer, it can be difficult to find that type of person, especially when there isn’t one single platform where those types of candidates are searching for jobs.

We also know from experience that searching for a specific agriculture or western-based trade or service can often be a difficult feat. Since that was the case, in our hearts we knew that tradespeople and service providers in those niches likely struggled to get their businesses seen by the people who wanted to hire them because of their experience or inherent knowledge.

We wanted to build one single online location, where we could solve all of those problems—greatly benefiting the people and businesses that we consider to be the backbone of America.

That’s why we created Of The West. 

Of The West is broken down into two parts, Jobs and Trades. Jobs Of The West is specifically dedicated to America’s agriculture and western industry workforce. We wanted to bring the right jobs to the right people, and in turn, bring a stronger group of applicants to those who were looking to fill positions. Trades Of The West is focused on the service side of the agriculture and western industries. It supplies business owners with a place to list and promote their businesses, directly in front of the eyes of their niche clientele; thus allowing searchers an easy way to find the exact type of business they are looking for. 

Together, these two platforms are able to bring the people of the west together, proving that American agriculture and all aspects of the west, are alive and well.

Of The West was founded in 2020, by Jessie Jarvis

Jessie was born and raised on her family’s cattle ranch in Southern Idaho, which at an early age, instilled in her the importance of a strong work ethic, and a deep appreciation for the American West.

 

In addition to her lifelong involvement raising cattle, Jessie has had over a decade’s worth of experience in print and digital media, both writing for and producing various agriculture and western fashion publications, as well as freelancing in ag and western communications.

 

As someone who has been on all sides of the spectrum—as a job seeker, a business owner, someone looking for various service providers, and as a freelancer—Jessie deeply understands the obstacles one must navigate when job hunting or looking to hire for employment or project purposes in the west.

 

Jessie’s proudest accomplishment(s) in life is that of her family—her husband Justin, her son, Jhett, and baby girl, Jaxyn.

 

When she isn’t busy ranching, or dreaming and scheming future plans for Of The West, you’re most likely to find Jessie with the windows rolled down on a desert backroad, or basking in the silence of a good book.