Vacasa readies expansion plan

Portland-based short-term rental company plans to hire 100 people along the Oregon Coast in the next two weeks.

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Portland-based short-term rental company Vacasa plans to hire 100 people along the Oregon Coast in the next two weeks.

“Recent growth in the travel economy along the Oregon Coast has allowed us to further develop our staffing strategy for continued investment in quality, local employees in the area,” said Co-founder and Chief Development Officer Cliff Johnson in a written statement. “We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide jobs in the community and to grow our business there.”

The company has more than 600 properties and 178 employees along the Oregon coast.

(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)

The plan is to meet increased demand during the summer. The company features more than 2,000 properties in 13 states, according to the PBJ.

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Meanwhile, the city of Portland is continuing to crack down on other short-term rental companies.

This time, Portland’s revenue bureau hit HomeAway with a $326,500 fine for users’ unpaid lodging taxes.

In a letter to the company, the revenue bureau said the HomeAway had 330 active listings in the city of Portland.

In a statement, the company said it remains in contact with the city over its short-term rental regulations, but declined to comment further.


Earlier this year, Portland fined Vacation Home Rentals $3,000 for unpaid taxes.