Q Burke Mountain Resort announced Monday it is scaling back its staff, citing a combination of a bad winter season and challenges in getting the resort’s new $50 hotel and conference center open, according to a prepared statement.
Calling the cutbacks a “Spring 2016 Reduction In Force,” resort human resources spokesman Andy Barter stated that winter season operations will conclude this Sunday, March 27.
Ary Quiros Jr., whose family are partners in the Q Burke development, said in a brief phone conversation that the layoffs of staff are more than the typical end-of-season job reductions, and include hotel staff.
“There are just 180 jobs involved,” said Barter. “The composition includes many, many positions that are seasonal with the ski season,” he said.
About 45 of the 180 reductions are full-time, year-round positions, said Barter. “A good number of the 45…the majority of the 45, are the hotel staff,” Barter said Monday afternoon. “There’s some awareness that’s general, because there has been scaling down that’s been ongoing, but not in droves … there’s also some awareness about the hotel not opening.”
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