(Update: Adding video, comments from Mt. Bachelor brand and marketing director)
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ)--Mt. Bachelor is just over two weeks from opening its 63rd winter season, but they still have dozens of jobs to fill before opening day.
As of now, Mt. Bachelor’s website states they have 38 positions still available for the 2021/2022 winter season that is scheduled to start Nov. 26 (the day after Thanksgiving), if snow conditions allow as hoped.
Leigh Capozzi, the resort's brand and marketing director, said Wednesday the last job fair, held a few weeks ago, had a great turnout, and they are adding this pop-up job fair to fill the remaining positions.
“We’ll having hiring mangers on site. We’re looking to hire up to about 25 positions,” Capozzi said.
The ski resort will be holding a job fair at Sun Country Tours at 531 SW 13th Street in Bend on Sunday and Monday, from noon to 4 p.m.
The event will focus on hiring for the resort's food and beverage team, especially for cooks and bakers.
Capozzi said the resort began the hiring process early this year, to avoid any staffing issues amid the ongoing labor shortage affecting many industries.
Food and beverage managers will be at the event will hire qualified applicants on the spot.
Mt. Bachelor needs more kitchen staff because its expanding its food options to guests this year.
“We will continue to have our Food Cart Village, so that will be expanded a little bit this year, but that was really popular last year -- having ski-up food carts, where you can just roll up get a couple dumplings, get back in line or head up to your car,” Capozzi said.
Although some positions still need to be filled, Capozzi said most departments are fully staffed and that any unfilled positions shouldn't impact guest experience.
“At this time, we’re anticipating that there won’t be any interruption in operations or in any of the resort offerings. With our staffing, we are tracking well,” Capozzi said.
Applicants are encouraged to fill out an application online before attending the job fair.