Trump’s ban on visa workers breathes new life into college-age ski bumming in Colorado’s resort towns

Article CAIRCO note: 
What great news for Americans!
Article publisher: 
Colorado Sun
Article date: 
25 August 2020
Article category: 
Colorado News
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Ski area operators are reporting a surge in applications from college students and locals as hiring strategies, operational plans shift in the pandemic....

And with President Donald Trump’s June 22 executive order that paused all foreign-worker visas to expand opportunities for American workers, the challenge of landing seasonal workers has grown for ski areas that have long struggled to fill positions in remote — and pricey — mountain communities....


Ski corporations might consider paying a living wage to American seasonal workers. Indeed, the ban on temporary visa workers will uniformly prevent ski corporations from undercutting American wages with cheap, foreign workers.