MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin ski areas have hundreds of seasonal jobs to fill, and they're even turning to college students from tropical Brazil and other South American countries.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that some Wisconsin ski areas have trouble hiring enough local help even when the jobless rate is high.
Randy Axelson of Cascade Mountain near Portage says it's an inherent problem because the work is seasonal. He says Cascade will employ 40 college students from South America in jobs that will last until March.
He says a surprising number of South Americans come back for a second year or more. He says Brazilians from Rio are shocked by the cold, but other students come from Argentina and Peru where it can get just as cold as Wisconsin.