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Lake George area businesses are hiring, ahead of tourist season

Lake George area businesses are hiring, ahead of tourist season (WRGB)
Lake George area businesses are hiring, ahead of tourist season (WRGB)
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Right as the economy is opening back up, a tourism boom is expected to hit Lake George. Warren county’s director of employment and training, Liza Ochsendorf, says that the tourism industry is scrambling to find more workers, since many people are eager to start traveling again.

“We have done a lot of local recruitment efforts and it’s still not bringing in the local workforce we need so we are looking further south,” Ochsendorf said.

Six Flags’ Great Escape Resort had to being employees from their other Six Flags parks just to properly staff the park for their opening weekend. They’re offering gold-plus memberships for anyone who is hired by Sunday, along with three family members. They’re also offering a free shift meal for food and beverage staff.

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“They’re extremely eager. they’ve raised some of their salaries, they’re offering passes. Most employers have had to be more creative to recruit this season,” Ochsendorf said.

The employees also could get free transportation from the Capitol Region up to the north country thanks to a shuttle schedule partnership with Tech Valley Shuttle. Their CEO tells CBS 6 this can help those who may not have steady transportation get to and from work, and can ensure that they pocket more of their earnings. But most importantly, he says this can open new doors for those looking to work somewhere outside of a city environment.

“The way it’s set up is we don’t want an individual to have to take multiple forms of transportation. And we want it to be a direct source so they’re not spending hours upon hours of their day getting to and from work, says CEO Trent Griffin-Brach.

On Saturday the county is inviting people who are interested to come up to the Lake George area to see what kinds of jobs are available.

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If you’re interested in going, contact Tech Valley and you could get a free ride up there.

More info is below


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