There’s a hiring spree going on in the ski resort town of Burke in the Northeast Kingdom. A new hotel and conference center due to open in December will need as many as 200 workers. The rush is on to find them as construction moves ahead.
About halfway up Burke Mountain a construction crew is building stylish accommodations similar to the lodge at its sister resort, Jay Peak. There will be over 100 suites for skiers who want to stay near the slopes. Developer Bill Stenger hopes that will put the Burke resort on a firm financial footing while also creating jobs for Vermonters.
“We’re hiring people right now. [Anyone] that’s interested in working in a beautiful hotel in the Northeast Kingdom should give us a holler. We’d love to meet people who want to work there,” Stenger said by telephone from Vietnam, where he is currently seeking about $30 million dollars in additional capital for the project.