Bleak business prospects have forced Aspen Skiing Co. to lay off employees for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Skico President and CEO Mike Kaplan announced to company employees this week that “nearly 50 positions” have been eliminated by the company.
“Many of the nearly 50 positions affected are already vacant or causing early retirements, but there are nine people whose jobs have been eliminated and those have been difficult decisions and discussions,” Kaplan wrote in an email distributed to company employees Thursday. The Aspen Times obtained a copy.
The company typically employs more than 3,000 full-time and seasonal employees at the height of winter.
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