The Casey’s Pond retirement community is trying a creative idea to address the labor shortage and rising cost of housing by providing housing for employees.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – The Casey’s Pond retirement community in Steamboat Springs is taking 20 apartments from its facility and using them as an incentive to ensure they have enough employees.
According to executive director Brad Boatright, it’s a plan that could help keep the retirement community staffed during labor shortages and when housing prices continue to rise.
“What we’re trying to do is overcome that hurdle to make sure we have the staff who can deliver the services that we promised,” Boatright said.
The retirement community has about 100 residents and needs about 130 people on staff, and they are looking for potential employees on the Front Range to help fill the positions.
“The Front Range location is perfect,” Boatright said. “We are looking at creating interim opportunities here where someone can come three days, stay, enjoy Steamboat, go home [and] have their time. And then start having a relationship here at Casey’s Pond.”
Some positions available are traveling nurses, chefs, transportation, maintenance, fitness and wellness therapist, catering and hospitality.
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