Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

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Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

Benefits, hire wages result of Durango’s unemployment rate at 2.2%
Katie Milliet, with Ska Brewing Co., pours a beer Jan. 9. Milliet, a part-time employee, earns vacation hours at Ska. Benefits help Ska attract employees in a Durango’s tight labor market.
Shaun Keeney, a pizza guru and cook, and Peter Westwater, also a cook at The Container at Ska Brewing Co., fill food orders. Keeney said Ska’s combination of wages and benefits help it attract applicants. Durango’s unemployment rate for November 2019 was 2.2%, lower than the state average of 2.6%.
Shaun Keeney, a pizza guru and cook at the Container at Ska Brewing Co., takes a pie out of the brick oven. Keeney says he appreciates the efforts Ska takes to retain employees. “If you lose two employees in this kitchen, you’re in a world of hurt,” he says.
Nicole Lytle with Ska Brewing carries food to customers from the Container on Thursday at Ska Brewing in Bodo Park.

Low-wage employees benefit from tight labor market

Katie Milliet, with Ska Brewing Co., pours a beer Jan. 9. Milliet, a part-time employee, earns vacation hours at Ska. Benefits help Ska attract employees in a Durango’s tight labor market.
Shaun Keeney, a pizza guru and cook, and Peter Westwater, also a cook at The Container at Ska Brewing Co., fill food orders. Keeney said Ska’s combination of wages and benefits help it attract applicants. Durango’s unemployment rate for November 2019 was 2.2%, lower than the state average of 2.6%.
Shaun Keeney, a pizza guru and cook at the Container at Ska Brewing Co., takes a pie out of the brick oven. Keeney says he appreciates the efforts Ska takes to retain employees. “If you lose two employees in this kitchen, you’re in a world of hurt,” he says.
Nicole Lytle with Ska Brewing carries food to customers from the Container on Thursday at Ska Brewing in Bodo Park.
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