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North Coast Hot Jobs June 30

Hello Job Seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/231845255/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-June-30-2014

Armstrong Marine has laid off 15 workers temporarily. This is apparently due to contractual issues. It is unclear what that specifically means. More information at this link, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140624/news/306249981/armstrong-marine-in-port-angeles-cuts-workforce-by-15-company-cites

In a related article, Interfor has shut down their Beaver Mill temporarily and will do the same temporarily to another facility they have in Forks. More info on that subject at this link, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140624/NEWS/306249978/interfor-to-shut-down-operations-in-beaver-forks-until-market

The weather supposedly will be getting much better starting tomorrow and through the month of July. So, it should be a good holiday weekend. Check out this link, http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/port-angeles-wa/98363/june-weather/41521_pc

Have a happy Fourth of July and good luck with your job search.

North Coast Hot Jobs June 23

Hello job seekers,

Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/230836882/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-June-23-2014

So, I suppose the big news this past week is that Westport Shipyard was purchased by an investor based in Louisiana. More news on that at this link, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140607/NEWS/306079966/westport-shipyard-sold-to-louisiana-investor-port-angeles-plant-to. So, possibly as a result, Westport has begun hiring again in this area. New jobs are listed from there at this link, http://www.westportyachts.com/careers The laminator jobs listed in the North Coast Hot Jobs listing as being in Port Angeles is wrong. Those two jobs are in Westport.

There's a problem right now at the Safeway Careers site, http://www.careersatsafeway.com/. It appears that all jobs that can be had for the Safeways on the north coast area are posted. For example, the Safeways in Port Angeles show 25 job openings, which I am sure is not true.

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

North Coast Hot Jobs June 16

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/229763224/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-June-16-2014

So here are some more thoughts on the phased in raising of the minimum wage in Seattle. It's possible this could have an effect on the cost of living. As a result of paying more for employees, products or services could cost more to compensate. This could create a mini-inflation of sorts in that area. This could encourage consumers to shop elsewhere outside of the Seattle area to get less expensive product or services.

Another effect could be realized by some individuals that currently make a couple of dollars or so over the minimum wage. For example, if someone currently makes $12 or $13 per hour, which is over the current minimum wage of $9.32/hr. then they could argue that they should be continue to get a couple of dollars or so over the minimum wage. As a result, someone who makes $12 currently, could demand that they receive $17 in the future. This could have a domino effect on other wage levels as well.

Washington state has four new jobs in the area and the federal government has added two this week. The hospital in Port Angeles has added six jobs. Out west the Quileute tribe as posted at least 19 jobs in 7 categories.

That's all for now. Have a good one.

North Coast Hot Jobs June 9

Hello job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/228692717/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-June-9-2014

This federal job was posted too late to make the jobs listing and expires on June 13. Education Technician with the National Park Service, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371957100

So, it's official. Seattle has voted to raise the minimum wage in that city to $15/hr. This will be phased in over a few years. So, someone could be working for Subway in Seattle and pulling in $15/hr. Seattle's economy is booming. More information here, http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/03/smallbusiness/seattle-business-minimum-wage/ and http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us/seattle-approves-15-minimum-wage-setting-a-new-standard-for-big-cities.html?_r=0

OlyCAP has five new job openings. Two are in Port Townsend specifically. One is in both Jefferson and Clallam counties and the other two do not list their locations. Check out these jobs at this link, http://www2.olycap.org/Employment.php

GoWireless has two openings. One is a Retail Store Manager position in Port Angeles. The other is a Retail Wireless Sales Consultant in Sequim.

The area newspapers are all showing many new jobs.

That's all for now. Have a good one.

North Coast Hot Jobs June 2

Hello job seekers. Here is this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, http://www.scribd.com/doc/227508548/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-June-2-2014

It looks like the weather is finally becoming pleasant. The forecast for this month calls for many clear, room temperature days. About normal for those of you that are new to the area.

The April 2014 unemployment rates by Washington State County are posted. Clallam County has 7.6% unemployment. Jefferson County is at 7.3%. Kitsap County (Bremerton area) has 5.5%. King County (Seattle area) is at an awesome 4.3% and Pierce County (Tacoma area) sits at 6.5%. More counties are listed here, https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/economic-reports/monthly-employment-report/map-of-county-unemployment-rates

The various school districts on the North Olympic Coast have begun to post their job openings for the upcoming school years. If you are a prospective teacher, now is the time to apply.

That's all for now. Have a good one.