The cornerstone of the Island's economy is providing services to seasonal residents and visitors.

The service, retail trade, construction, and finance, insurance and real estate sectors—mainly seasonal industries—account for 54% of Island jobs. A large majority of the businesses on the Island employ four or fewer workers each. The tourism and service industry is highly image-conscious, seasonal and labor intensive.

Employment Resources

One Stop Job Shop: A seasonal service provided by the Chamber of Commerce to match employers with potential employees through an ever-changing list of employment opportunities. Available annually, March-July, for Chamber members to post openings, and anyone to view and download.


Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, a year-round weekly subscription publication with on-line access.
Martha’s Vineyard Times, a year-round weekly publication delivered to every Island mailbox.