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North Coast Hot Jobs Dec.13

Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/334662522/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Dec-20

So most of us have been notified of a job rejection before. Here are some types of job rejections.

1) Waiting game. Sometimes, the hiring manager or human resources don't even notify you. You may read about the results or hear about it from someone. They may feel that they don't have to notify you or they just forgot. Meanwhile, you have been sitting there in limbo, hoping you got the job and waiting for that call. Don't wait too long. Give them a call or email.
2) Close, but no cigar. This type of rejection states how you were a close second. I have been there a few times. Of course, they could just be saying that to everyone just to soften the blow somehow.
3) The generic response. "Thank you for applying for this job opening, however......" You know the rest. However, I personally appreciate being notified.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549. We have two counselors that could help you.

Have a good one and Merry Christmas  😊

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Dec. 13

Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/334035913/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Dec-13

Interesting job opening for someone interested in the employment business. There is a job opening for the supervisor position of WorkSource Clallam and Jefferson County WorkSource. This person will be in charge of futures of many job seekers. If you think you have what it takes, follow this link to the job opening. It closes soon. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1603188/employment-connections-supervisor-2721x-port-angeles

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549. We have two counselors that could help you.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Dec. 6

Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/333358507/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Dec-6

It is commonplace for jobs to be posted with no salary/wage or even a salary/wage range. To find out more information in this category, it can be useful to simply use your favorite search engine to determine this for you. One solution is to type in a company, the job title and the word "salary." For example, if I wanted to know what the salary range of a millwright that worked for Interfor makes, I could type into my search engine, "Millwright Interfor salaries." This will give you results for such website locations as Glassdoor, Indeed, PayScale and SimplyHired. Don't just click on one website result. Click on a few to get a better idea of the pay rate for that occupation at that particular company. Sometimes, your search will not supply that particular company or occupation you are interested in, but you can get a general idea from the other website search results.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549. We have two counselors that could help you.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Nov. 28

Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/332710645/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Nov-28

Today's topic is networking. Not all jobs available are posted. It is not uncommon for employers to ask their current employees, friends, colleagues or other individuals if they know someone that could fill an upcoming vacancy. Networking is very important. Put the word out to people you know that you are looking for work. They just might know someone, who knows someone, etc. Having someone on the inside vouch for you can be of immense help and could bypass some employment hurdles.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549. We have two counselors that could help you.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Nov. 21



Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/331850959/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Nov-21

Here is the latest unemployment rates for some select counties for Sept. 2016 in Washington state according to the Employment Security Department.

Clallam 7.4%
Jefferson 7.3%
Grays Harbor 8.2%
Kitsap 5.7%
King 4.0%
Pierce 6.0%
Snohomish 4.3%

Washington state is 5.6% and the U.S. is at 5.0% as of Sept. 2016. When the unemployment rate hits around 5.0%, salaries start to increase because organizations want to keep their employees and not let other companies take them due to less qualified unemployed people available in the area.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Nov. 14

Hello job seekers. Sorry there was no job listing last week. I was out of town. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/331110797/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Nov-15

On the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula, many holiday jobs appear during this time of the year. These seasonal jobs can be lucrative, but last only during the holidays. Businesses such as Walmart and UPS do more business this time of the year. If you are out of work, this might be something to tide you over for a few months. I did it before. So, apply now.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Nov. 14

Hello job seekers. Sorry there was no job listing last week. I was out of town. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/331110797/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Nov-15

On the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula, many holiday jobs appear during this time of the year. These seasonal jobs can be lucrative, but last only during the holidays. Businesses such as Walmart and UPS do more business this time of the year. If you are out of work, this might be something to tide you over for a few months. I did it before.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Nov. 14

Hello job seekers. Sorry there was no job listing last week. I was out of town. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/331110797/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Nov-15

On the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula, many holiday jobs appear during this time of the year. These seasonal jobs can be lucrative, but last only during the holidays. Businesses such as Walmart and UPS do more business this time of the year. If you are out of work, this might be something to tide you over for a few months. I did it before.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Oct. 31



Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/329650057/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Oct-31

When considering a job opportunity, you can't just look at the salary. Job benefits play a big role in the long and short term job satisfaction of the employee. You have to look beyond the basic mandated offerings, such as minimum wage, disability and workers compensation. Benefits such as paid holidays, sick, vacation and maternity leave, meal and work breaks and health care are a large part of what keeps an employee happy. Working for some organizations, such as non-profit organizations, do not supply all benefits like health care to it's employees, because they don't have the funding. Be fully aware of all benefits of a job, not just salary, before you accept a job offer.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Oct. 24



Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/328770002/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Oct-24

Sorry for no North Coast Hot Jobs listing last week. I had some personal stuff to take care of.

Is your career field in demand within a certain area? Before you relocate to another area or go to college in hopes of getting an education and then moving to a specific region, you should first consult the Occupational Information Network (O*Net). This free online web service provides you with a idea of what the status of a particular occupation is within a certain area. You can determine whether your specialty is in demand, not in demand or somewhere in between. Their website is located here, http://www.onetonline.org/

You can type in a keyword in the Occupation Search block, such as "computer" or look under the "Find Occupations" heading. When you click on one of the many results, you can find out whether the outlook is bright or not in a certain area. Look before you leap.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Oct. 11



Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/327239300/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Oct-10

This recession we are recovering from is part of what is called a business cycle. A business cycle is composed of four parts. There is the prosperity phase, recession phase, depression phase and recovery phase. We are still mired in the recovery phase here anyways, but the American economy is definitely looking good. Because America was able to act swiftly to control the rapid descent of the economy, it has bounced back quicker than other global economies. So, how does this affect you? Your chances of getting employed are getting better each day. Then, if you end up with a lower paying job than before the recession, as the economy grows stronger, employers will be forced to pay employees more just to keep them. In addition, other employers will offer more pay to hire you away. This will be the prosperity phase. This is also sometimes referred to as an employee's market.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Oct. 4

Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/326383950/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Oct-3 

The state has created a new tax credit for businesses that hire veterans. This was developed, because the state's veterans have a higher unemployment rate than the national average. So, if a business hires an unemployed veteran, they would be entitled to up to a 20% tax credit of the employee's wages and benefits. However, this tax credit cannot exceed more than $1500 per new hire veteran employee. This would be an even higher amount if an employer could join this state tax credit with the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit, that can also apply to veterans. More info on this new state tax credit can found at this link, http://dor.wa.gov/Docs/Pubs/SpecialNotices/2016/sn_unemployed_vets.pdf

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Sep. 26

Hello job seekers. If you find any links that don't send you where they should, then let me know. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing,https://www.scribd.com/document/325402782/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Sep-26

A sign in the lobby of the Port Angeles Walmart says they are hiring and shows many job listings.

You ever notice the statements in a job posting that say when the job opening is supposed to close? Sometimes there are some, and sometimes there are none. Here are some examples;
1) Open until filled. This type of job could be hard to fill. Therefore, the human resources people keep this job closing date open ended to try and gather as much of a job applicant pool as they can. The problem is that some of the applicants that apply early, may not be available when the organization is ready to hire.
2) Job closes (fill in date here). Sometimes jobs close early if an organization already has someone in mind or they expect a lot of applicants (like during a recession). Other times, the closing date could be months ahead, because human resources wants to gather a lot of applicants.
3) Guaranteed consideration date. Sort of a combination of both of the above. If a hiring manager has enough applicants by the consideration date, then they will close the job to applications. If not, the job will stay open and be closed at a moment's notice.
4) No closing date. Similar as Open Until Filled.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Sep. 19

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/324528709/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Sep-19

So, recently there was a Walmart hiring event at WorkSource. I didn't receive that info early enough for last week's post. However, now you know that Walmart is hiring. This could be a good place to go to find a job. Just be careful when doing their online assessment.

It is a good idea to store documents in an electronic form. For example, job hunting documents such as generic resumes, cover letter templates, list of references, transcripts, DD214, letters of recommendation, etc could be stored on a flash drive. If you don't have access to a flash drive, you can store them by attaching them in an email to yourself. This way, they will be at the top of the send box at your email address. Another option is to open a Google Docs or even a Dropbox account and post that info there. These accounts are free. Having these documents available in electronic shape can make it easier to apply for jobs online.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that has physical or mental disabilities and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Sep. 13

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/323929224/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Sep-12

To get hired with some organizations, they require that you fill out their customized online applications. Some of these applications include an assessment tool. These assessment tools help the employer determine if the job candidate has the qualities that employers looks for. Sometimes they have scale options. For example, they could have five possible answers such as always, most of the times, half of the time, a few times and never. These answers must be answered accurately. If you answer the questions so that you appear like the perfect possible employee, then they will see that in your answers and you will be passed over for any possible job opening.

Not all jobs available are posted. It is not uncommon for employers to ask their current employees, friends, colleagues or other individuals if they know someone that could fill an upcoming vacancy. Networking is very important. Put the word out to people you know that you are looking for work. They just might know someone, who knows someone, etc. Having someone on the inside vouch for you can be of immense help and could bypass some employment hurdles.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact me at 360-460-7549.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Sep. 6

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/323271531/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Sep-6 

Why would a job pay more in another area? Several factors can come into play. One good example can be Seattle. The economy there is booming. Employers want to keep the employees they have and attract others. To solve this problem, they offer more pay. Another factor could be the cost of living. If you lived in a remote part of Alaska where a jug of milk could cost around ten bucks, then an employer would have to pay more to keep an employee there. Here, the economy is not booming. This attracts employers because they don't have to pay as much to employees.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Normington at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Aug. 30

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/322664257/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Aug-29

First of all, sorry for not posting a jobs listing last week. I had school registration and other things to deal with.

So progress is being made on the proposed Navy Pier Project. Apparently, a contract will be offered to a company on Sep. 6th for the project, according to the Peninsula Daily News. They also state that only 20 local employees would be hired. For more info, click here. Something else important in this article is that it states the pier would be floating. So no pile driving noise?

A previous Peninsula Daily News article had stated that "the project could generate 267 jobs during construction." For more info, click here. So, this leads to many questions such as;
1. Will only 20 locals be hired out of 267?
2. Is there more than one company involved in this project?
3. What kind of occupations are they looking for?

Some good employment news in the area involved the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Composite Recycling Technology Center located by the airport and adjacent to Angeles Composite Technologies. The hiring process for management will begin soon if not already. So they are expecting to hire 200 individuals over the next six years. For more info, click here

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Normington at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Aug. 15

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/321400884/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Aug-15 

So, one of the newest commercial buildings in the area is a pawn shop. A sign of the times in this area?

I am sure many of you have read by now in the local newspaper that Nippon mill is up for sale. They appear to be going to great lengths to let people know that current jobs are not at stake. You can make your own assessment of that.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Aug. 8

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/320661394/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Aug-8

It is a good idea to store documents in an electronic form. For example, job hunting documents such as generic resumes, cover letter templates, list of references, transcripts, DD214, letters of recommendation, etc could be stored on a flash drive. If you don't have access to a flash drive, you can store them by attaching them in an email to yourself. This way, they will be at the top of the send box at your email address. Another option is to open a Google Docs or even a Dropbox account and post that info there. These accounts are free. Having these documents available in electronic shape can make it easier to apply for jobs online.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

North Coast Hot Jobs Aug. 1

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/319978243/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Aug-1 

Ever wonder why some people are employed and you are not? Especially the ones who follow under the criteria listed below?

1) The Office Politician. These people create drama. I have also called them cubicle whisperers. They seem to have an opinion on everything and don't seem to get much done positively. They talk about co-workers and supervisors behind their backs and create friction between others based on innuendo and unfounded statements.
2) The Whiners. Would you like some cheese with that? Anyways, when a decision is made on a course of action for the organization, instead of supporting the supervisor's decision, these people will look for ways to undermine or discredit the new policy.
3) Mister Me-First. This person has an inflated opinion of their value to the organization. They feel the buck stops here and they want everyone to know that.
4) The Rumor Monger. They love gossip. They feel it is their duty to spread stories throughout the office about anyone, truth based or not.
5) The Slacker. They don't really accomplish much all day. Don't be surprised to find them playing an online game on the job. Usually, this person has been employed there for a while and has gathered some invaluable experience.
6) The R.O.A.D. Troop. The acronym R.O.A.D. was used in the military to mean Retired On Active Duty. These people were approaching retirement and were just coasting. They were just putting in their time and barely getting enough done to meet requirements.

This list can go on and on. You can go online and google something like, "Types of co-workers" or something similar.  Be careful of these people and avoid becoming one yourself. Getting the job done should be your number one priority
.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


North Coast Hot Jobs July 25

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/319560844/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-July-25 

Sorry for the extreme delay this week. I have been very sick recently. I am in the recovery mode right now, but I am very drained of energy.

No special topics this week.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs July 19

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/318748847/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-July-18 

So, the Washington state unemployment rate is hovering around 5.8%. This is pretty good. However, most jobs are along the I-5 corridor, which is not so good. Here is a list of counties in the area and their unemployment rates;

Clallam 7.8%
Jefferson 7.1%
Grays Harbor 8.3%
King 4.4%
Pierce 6.1%
Snohomish 4.8%
Kitsap 5.7%

A news article in the local newspaper about the Navy Pier Project could cause delays if an environmental impact study is conducted like some people are suggesting. This could delay the hiring of approximately 267 locals.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs July 12

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/318144366/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-July-11

Disabilities can strike anyone. I once thought I was indestructible and now I am not. I am sure that we all know at least one person that has some sort of physical or mental disability that makes it difficult for them to do stuff. Some people are born with a certain disabling condition and some of us have it hit us later in life. According to the 2010 Census, 19% of Americans are disabled. These individuals may qualify for certain types of assistance.

They may have difficulties finding work or better work because of their disabilities. Because of this, steps have been taken to help these individuals find gainful employment. Each state has a department that works with people with disabilities. In this state, there are three; the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). If you or any of your friends have disabilities that affect their employment status, then have them contact their local DVR, DSB or DDA.

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

That is all for this week. Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs July 5

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/document/317643939/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-July-5

So, the latest scoop on the Navy Pier Project is that the Navy hasn't selected contractors for that project yet but to expect contractors to begin looking for workers in the August-September time frame.


If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehab Program Manager Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.


That's all for this week. Have a good one.


Jim Allen, MBA, Vet

Vocational Rehabiliation Counselor.

North Coast Hot Jobs June 27

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/316983177/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jun-27

So, do you have an employee or co-worker that has a disability and requires accommodations? There are a couple of tax benefits that may be of help. First is the Disabled Access Tax Credit. With this tax credit, a business can save up to 50% of their costs to make accommodations for the disabled. This can be from $250 to $10,250. So your company can save up to $5000. More info at this link, http://blogs.aronsonllc.com/fedpoint/2015/08/06/small-businesses-dont-overlook-the-disabled-access-tax-credit/ 

Another tax benefit is the Barrier Removal Tax Deduction. A business can save up to $15,000 with this tax benefit. Might have to consult an accountant on this one. More info at this link, http://help.workworldapp.com/wwwebhelp/barrier_removal_tax_deduction.htm

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehab Program Manager Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


North Coast Hot Jobs June 20

Hello job seekers, here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/316250659/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jun-20

Have you ever heard of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)? This allows employers to receive a tax credit if they hire people from certain target groups. These target groups include; veterans, food stamp recipients, TANF clients, vocational rehabilitation clients, supplemental security recipients, unemployed individuals and even some ex-felons. This tax credit can range from about $2400 to $9600. So if you apply at some of the big box companies, such as Walmart and Home Depot, they will ask you questions on their online application to see if you fall into these categories. It is financially sound for them to hire someone that can save them money with this tax credit. Some local small to medium companies are beginning to hear about WOTC. Use this information during your interview if you qualify. More info on WOTC here, https://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehab Program Manager Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext. 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs June 13

Hello job seekers, here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs, https://www.scribd.com/doc/315714335/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jun-13 

There are many jobs at Safeway for the Port Angeles area. Too much to post. Follow this link, select "Advanced Search" then enter the state and the city (Port Angeles). Many jobs, but mostly part time. https://www.safeway.apply2jobs.com/HVExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mhvExternal.showSearchInterface 

Another place that has many job openings is on the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation. There is 27 job openings the last time I checked. Here is the link to the listing, https://www2.appone.com/Search/Search.aspx?ServerVar=lowerelwhaklallamtribe.appone.com . Click on "Search for jobs" option in the bottom left.

Many jobs posted at the hospital in Port Angeles also. Follow this link, http://www.olympicmedical.org/default.aspx?ID=16

If you know of any Alaskan Native or Native American that is disabled and is having a hard time looking for work, ask them to contact the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Vocational Rehab Program Manager Nora Norminton at 360-565-7257, ext. 7483.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs June 6

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc315186630/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-June-6 

Native Americans face challenges that some people never confront. In addition, Native Americans often have high unemployment rates. One program that is helping to combat this, is the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program (AIVRS). This is a federal program that is similar, but not the same as the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The objective is to help disabled Native Americans find gainful employment. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has been recently awarded a grant to help disabled Native Americans and Alaskan Natives living in this service area. This area is bordered on the east in between Sequiim and Port Angeles, the Hoko River in the west and Sappho in the southwest. So, if an enrolled disabled native lives within this service area, then they are eligible for services to help them get them employed.


So, if you know of any Native American or Alaskan Native in this area that has a disability and is having a hard time getting employed, contact the Employment Program Manager, Nora Norminton, at 360-565-7257 ext. 7483.

Some closing dates on the jobs list have a closing date before today. Sorry, I was late in posting here.

Ok, that's all for this week. Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Center

North Coast Hot Jobs May 30

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/314406964/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-May-30

I posted the Safeway Port Townsend and Sequim jobs, but there are still too many openings in Port Angeles to post. So, here is the link to their jobs listings in the area, https://www.safeway.apply2jobs.com/HVExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mhvExternal.showSearchInterface.  When you get there, enter the zip code "98362." Then press "Search."

Native Americans face challenges that some people never confront. In addition, Native Americans often have high unemployment rates. One program that is helping to combat this, is the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services program (AIVRS). This is a federal program that is similar, but not the same as the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The objective is to help disabled Native Americans find gainful employment. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has been awarded a grant to help disabled Native Americans and Alaskan Natives living in this service area. This area is bordered on the east in between Sequim and Port Angeles, the Hoko River in the west and Sappho in the southwest. So, if an enrolled disabled native lives within this service area, then they are eligible for services to help them get employed. For more information on this, contact the Employment Program Manager, Nora Norminton, at 360-565-7257 ext. 7483.

I just noticed that a job I posted links to another job. Be careful. They may call you and ask you to do an impromptu interview. If you are interested in the Revenue Agent job opening with the Dept. of Revenue then apply here

Okay that is all for now. Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs May 22

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/313752197/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-May-22

So, I still haven't listed the Safeway jobs in the area. The last time I looked, there was 27 jobs open. Too much to post. Next week I will.

Another place that has many job openings is on the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation. There is 29 job openings last time I checked. Here is the link to the listing, https://www2.appone.com/Search/Search.aspx?ServerVar=lowerelwhaklallamtribe.appone.com   Click on "Search for jobs" option in the bottom left.

Okay that is all for now. Sorry the listing was late again this week.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs May 17

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/312933403/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-May-15

I am re-posting what I did last week here.

Here is the link to the WorkSource website,https://seeker.worksourcewa.com/. It combines Monster.com and WorkSource. Some employers go to WorkSource to post their jobs and others employers are reached out to by Monster.com. 

To search for a job you don't need an account. Just put a zip code in the top of the page "Where?" box. Then, wait for a town to appear right below it. Select that zip code/town combination, then select the magnifying glass search button to the right. This will take you to the job listings. Be sure to pare down your selection to no more than 14 days. Sometimes, these online job boards don't delete jobs that have already been filled.

Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs May 9

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/311926444/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-May-8

Here is the link to the WorkSource website, https://seeker.worksourcewa.com/. It combines Monster.com and WorkSource. Some employers go to WorkSource to post their jobs and others employers are reached out to by Monster.com.

To search for a job you don't need an account. Just put a zip code in the top of the page "Where?" box. Then, wait for a town to appear right below it. Select that zip code/town combination, then select the magnifying glass search button to the right. This will take you to the job listings. Be sure to pare down your selection to no more than 14 days. Sometimes, these online job boards don't delete jobs that have already been filled.

If you want to apply for a job, then you have to make an account.

Ok, that's all for now. Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs May 2

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/311155747/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-May-1

So, if you haven't noticed by now, WorkSource's website is down. It will not be up until May 3. Then, there will be many questions for some, even some of the WorkSource staff. Basically, you will have to create a Secure Access Washington (S.A.W.) account that will give you secure access to many state resources, not just WorkSource. More info to come on that.

I haven't been posting any Safeway jobs, because those jobs seem to be getting filled up by former Haggen's employees.

Ok, that is all for now. Have a good one.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Apr. 25

Hello job seekers. I am still working out the kinks from being inactive for a while. Here is the link, https://www.scribd.com/doc/310519960/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Apr-25-2016

Hospitality Hiring Event at WorkSource Clallam on Thursday, April 28th. Bring your resume. Some jobs may even require a food handlers card and/or an alcohol serving job.

Go 2 WorkSource will cease to exist after April 28th. On May 3rd, WorkSource.WA.com will take it's place. This will be a merger of Monster.com and WorkSource.

That's all for now.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

North Coast Hot Jobs Apr. 21

Hello job seekers. The North Coast Hot Jobs is back for now. I am a little out of practice, so the listing is not as long as it should be. Without further ado, here is the link, https://www.scribd.com/doc/309997073/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Apr-19-2016-1

Clicking on that link will send you to Scribd where I have to post the listing, because this free site will not allow it. You can read the listing there for free, but if you want to download it, you must make an account.

That's all for today.

Jim Allen, MBA, Vet
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor