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SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City International Airport could really use more employees, with jobs open at nearly every level.
"One food outlet mentioned that they were down by 40-50%," said airport spokesperson Nancy Volmer. "One of the retail outlets said they were down 25-30%."
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Salt Lake airport jobs open in all areas
Salt Lake airport officials say they have jobs open and labor shortages in all areas: TSA, maintenance, ground crews, and so on. All of them need more workers. If things don't change, Volmer says it could affect travelers.
"The hours of the shops and the restaurants might be reduced," Volmer warned. "For the security checkpoints, the lines will be longer."
The airport ran under reduced operations through the pandemic, even after opening its new terminal last year. However, travel demand is on the rise again. That makes the side effects of the labor shortage even worse.
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"When we first opened the airport, we didn't have all of our restaurants and shops open because of the pandemic. Those are slowly coming online and some of them are finding they can't get the workers to open at their full hours," she said.
This does mean good news for job seekers. Airport officials report a number of open jobs in Salt Lake City.
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