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No J-1 workers at Mirror Lake Inn this summer

To the editor:

In the interest of supporting the local economy and its workers, the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa has made the decision not to actively recruit any foreign J-1 visa workers to our staff for the 2020 summer season. Because of the current situation presented by COVID-19 and the resulting unemployment rates, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize those seeking employment within our regional community. We are constantly monitoring the situation as a whole and plan to reopen our facilities as soon as the state determines we can safely do so. 

These past few months have given us time to reflect and appreciate so many things: first of all, our families; our beautiful Adirondack setting; we appreciate the great local residents and workers who extend themselves to make Lake Placid’s visitors feel welcomed; we are humbled by the people on the front lines who have exposed themselves to provide us with life’s essentials during this pandemic; and we feel for the folks who may be missing their place of employment. I just believe that we have found ourselves in a time where everything has changed for many people, and we are extending ourselves to those individuals who may be in need of employment.

Currently, we are accepting applications in all departments (maintenance, spa, food and beverage, front desk and housekeeping) and encourage local and regional workers to consider becoming part of the Mirror Lake Inn family. For those looking to relocate to Lake Placid, we can offer a limited supply of interim housing located on the Mirror Lake Inn property.

For more information about current employment opportunities please visit https://mirrorlakeinn.com/careers/.

Thank you, and be safe.

Edwin Weibrecht

Owner-operator

Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Lake Placid

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