Ski Resorts Struggle to Lure Workers

As workers abandon jobs due to long commutes and soaring real estate prices, ski resort towns are facing a serious labor shortage and "requiring developers to build affordable housing for workers as a condition of building expensive homes."

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October 12, 2000, 9:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Working people who earn hourly wages sellingclothes, waiting on tables and operating ski lifts can no longer afford to live near their jobs. In the last few years, many of them have been forced to find more affordable housing 30 to 60 miles away, creating monstrous rush-hour traffic jams,polluting the air and undermining the quality of life of workers, especially those who long to spend more time with their children."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Thursday, October 12, 2000 in The New York Times

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