The Sunriver, Ore. resort’s $300,000 gas reimbursement fund will provide each resort employee with a gas gift card, which gives them $100 a month, from May to August. “It’s one area where we can do something and impact the most people,” says Tom O’Shea, the resort’s Managing Director.
Sunriver (Ore.) Resort is trying to attract summer workers with a new perk—free gas, $300,000 worth, KTVZ reported. In a bid to attract and retain employees needed to fill more than 400 summer seasonal positions, the resort said it will help pay for employees’ gas for the next four months, through a gift card distribution.
“There are certain expenses that have gone up more than the national average on inflation and obviously, filling up your tank, is clearly one,” resort Managing Director Tom O’Shea said.
The resort’s $300,000 gas reimbursement fund will provide each resort employee with a gas gift card, which gives them $100 a month, from May to August, KTVZ reported.
“We know how expensive gasoline is today,” O’Shea said. “We know what it costs to fill up your tank. We know the difference of what it was two years ago and what it is today. It’s significant and impacts, really, a large population of our employees.”
Between the roughly 100 students they’re bringing in through an international program, and about 100 employees already hired through the pipeline, O’Shea told KTVZ they still need to find and hire more than 200 workers for the busy summer season.
The resort is now accepting applications for a variety of positions for the 2022 summer season, KTVZ reported. Part and full-time seasonal positions include culinary and housekeeping staff, marina, golf services and shop attendants, greenskeepers, guest services, spa service providers, pool and recreation ambassadors, food and beverage, management and more.
The resort is hosting a job fair May 12 and hiring on the spot, KTVZ reported.
O’Shea highlighted that the pay is competitive, with the food and beverage positions ranging from $19 to $25 an hour, and some other positions starting at $25 an hour, KTVZ reported.
Some other incentives include discounts at the stables and restaurants, KTVZ reported. Complimentary golf, free canoe and bicycle rentals for employees and their immediate family, discount fitness club membership to Sage Springs Club and Spa, and discounts at Sunriver Resort restaurants and retail outlets are also offered.
In understanding the need for financial relief, O’Shea told KTVZ the gas fund made a lot of sense to initiate.
“It’s one area where we can do something and impact the most people,” he said.