Highs And Lows Of Seasonal Work At Lake Tahoe

Jun 7, 2018

Now that most Lake Tahoe ski resorts, and other primary employers during the winter, have begun downsizing their staffs for summer activities, many of their employees must scramble for other financial support. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

The combination of low wages and a high cost of living in the Tahoe area creates a unique challenge for seasonal workers. For most, financial stability requires a new job hunt every five months.

According to an April report by the Tahoe Prosperity Center, the average annual income per capita in the Tahoe Basin is less than 31-thousand.

And a 2016 regional housing study done by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation reported that 76 percent of residents are overpaying for housing, meaning more than 30 percent of their income goes towards their housing costs.

You can read more at Northern Nevada Business View.