EAST BURKE >> A combination of the unseasonably warm winter and complications related to a $50 million expansion project has forced Q Burke Mountain Resort to scale back its staff.

Human resources spokesman Andy Barter tells The Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/1px0RZV ) that about 45 of the 180 job cuts are part of Q Burke's "Spring 2016 Reduction In Force" are full-time, year-round positions — mostly hotel staff.

A release stated that the resort struggled this season and is looking into several "cost-cutting and cost-containment measures."

The general contractor of Q Burke's new $50 million hotel and conference center is withholding certificates of occupancy until a billing dispute with two state agencies is settled.

PeakCM officials say they are owed more than $5 million for their work on the completed hotel.

Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com



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