The excitement for ski season to start is paired with growing concern that there are not enough employees to fill the open jobs needed for a full capacity ski season.
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“We’re probably looking for a few hundred or more people to hire before the season, so we’re certainly behind,” said Sam Bass, the marketing director for Eldora. “Just like every business and every industry across America, the ski industry is looking really hard to find employees to hire, and we’re no exception.”
The problem has gotten so bad that ski towns are banding together to bring workers in. In an effort to fill more than 8,000 open positions, 113 companies hosted a virtual jobs fair on Thursday.
Sam Bass says Eldora has come up with strategies of its own, including raising all starting position wages to $15 per hour and holding multiple job fairs. The company is also reaching out to Boulder residents in flyers and advertising.
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