Between now and ski season, Aspen Snowmass needs to recruit more than 1k employees to fill 147 different positions. The labor/housing shortage in the Roaring Fork Valley isn’t making the undertaking any easier.
In order to compete for quality employees while also dealing with a housing market house that isn’t very accommodating to its work force, Aspen is raising its workers wages to try to even the score. Currently Aspen Ski Co has upwards of 600 beds for its winter employees.
Last season saw a dire lack of early season snow and Ski Co was forced to feed its employees free meals in lieu of pay.
According to the Aspen Times, Ski Co executives decided to up the wage from $12 to $13.50 an hour. The Colorado minimum wage is currently set at $10.20. Average rent for a 2 bedroom/2 bath is approximately $2,500/month.
Find the entire Aspen Times article here: Aspen Skiing Co. raises base pay for employees amid labor shortage