Vacasa raises minimum wage to $15 an hour

The vacation rental company increased its minimum wage on April 24, affecting a quarter of its 1,000 employees.

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“One of the biggest challenges in the vacation rental industry is recruiting and retaining talented employees, especially in many of the small markets we operate in,” said co-founder and CEO Eric Breon in a written statement.

“As opposed to competitors that don’t employ field staff or that use contractors, Vacasa has always taken pride in hiring and fairly compensating qualified local candidates.”

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Vacasa acquired Discover Sunriver rental company recently, which doubled its presence to 212 properties in the area.

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