The saying “if it’s not one thing, then it’s another” can definitely be applied to the employment situation in Eagle County. When the national recession hit in 2008, the bottom fell out of the local construction industry and lots of people were looking for work. A decade later, the national and local economy have rebounded, but the valley’s labor shortage has re-emerged. During a Tuesday, July 31, meeting with the Eagle County commissioners, Chris Romer, of the Vail Valley Partnership, relayed a recent discussion he had with the Colorado State Demographer’s office. The state estimates there are currently 1,600 open jobs in Eagle County. According to the data from the Partnership’s most recent Eagle County Workforce Study, not only is there a boatload of jobs open now, but the situation is likely to get worse. The study showed that 59 percent of the businesses surveyed said they wanted to add between one and four positions in the coming year. “People want to grow and plan to grow but cannot fill positions open now,” Romer said. Read the full story on vaildaily.com.