January is just about over. Some are filing their taxes now and some will get returns. These returns will be generally spent in the local areas which will result in a temporary boost in business.
As we are about to enter February, Clallam County unemployment rates are at 10.4% and Jefferson County unemployment rates are at 9.9%. Nearby counties such as Island County (9.1%) and Kitsap County (7.9%) have better showings.
In the North Coast Hot Jobs listing this week, there are numerous Park Service jobs open. These are mostly full-time temporary seasonal positions.
Three state jobs opened in the Jefferson County area. Two of those are with DSHS and the other is a Seasonal Park Aide. Jefferson Health Care has three new full-time openings.
Office Depot in Sequim has seven openings. PetCo has six openings there.
Four Para educator jobs have opened in the Sequim and Port Angeles school districts.
The Port Townsend Leader newspaper continues to show more job openings this week.
It appears that most of the new job activity is in Jefferson County.
This week's North Coast Hot Job listing is posted at this link, http://www.scribd.com/doc/203673520/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jan-31-2014
Have a good one.