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.

Of The West is dedicated to providing the best opportunities for job seekers, attracting the highest-quality job candidates for employers, and providing various business and personal development resources for all of the areas of the agriculture and western industries. 

At its core, 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.

On the job seeking side of the spectrum, it can be difficult to find ag and western industry jobs when they’re intermixed with thousands of other positions. AND when you do find a new opportunity, you want to ensure that the people you’re working for, and with, have the same inherent values that you were raised with. 

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. 

Whether you’re looking to fill a full-time position, needing to fill-in seasonal work, wanting to bring on a summer intern, or on the hunt for a contract or agency-based position—Of The West is here to bring the people of the west together to strengthen our workforce and ensure that American agriculture and all aspects of our beloved western industries, 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.