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North Coast Hot Jobs Jan. 25

Hello fellow job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/253695593/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jan-26-2015

Today, I thought I would do some comparing of unemployment rates of select counties close to us in this state between 2011 and November 2014. Here are my sources, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/planning/wtp/datalibrary/Economy/UnemploymentbyCounty.htm and https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/employmentdata/reports-publications/economic-reports/monthly-employment-report/map-of-county-unemployment-rates

County                 Then                  Now
Clallam                10.4%                8.9%
Jefferson                9.9%                8.1%
Kitsap                     7.9%                6.2%
Thurston                8.3%                6.5%
Pierce                     9.8%                7.3%
King                        8.1%                4.4%
Snohomish            9.3%                4.8%
Skagit                    10.1%               7.4%
Island                     9.1%                7.4%
Grays Harbor      13.2%              10.6%

So, going by these numbers, at least one county is doing worse than Clallam and Jefferson county. Still an employer's market in some areas. However, some counties are doing very, very well. They are looking for more workers. They are even offering more pay than usual.

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

North Coast Hot Jobs Jan. 19

Hello fellow job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/253013754/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jan-19-2015

Well, I have had four job interviews in the last ten days. I still haven't heard back from either of them yet. Some hiring managers/human resources departments just notify you if you get the job. It can be nerve wracking to keep your hopes up, waiting for the call. Then, you find out somehow that the job was already given to someone else a certain time period ago.

I have been lowering the bar recently. Applying for just about any job that comes around instead of waiting for the good jobs. I have had to do this before because I had five kids to raise. Do the jobs that are hard and not something to brag about.

I fully understand what many unemployed people go through. I have been there, done that. I am not one of those who has never been in a dire situation and who tries to emphasize with an unemployed person.

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

North Coast Hot Jobs Jan. 12

Hello fellow job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/252318314/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jan-12-2015

Job activity is increasing in the area. Still kind of slow though.

Westport is beginning to whittle down that long list of jobs they have had open since being purchased by that Louisiana based company. Get your application in now. Fill out their application and forward it to their Westport Washington office. Here's the link to their jobs listings, http://www.westportyachts.com/careers/

Here is a pet peeve of mine. We live in a relatively high unemployment area. Yet employers continue to hire people from outside the area. Personally, I believe that there should be a local hire preference for every government job (city, county, state and federal) in an economically depressed area such as here. Hire a local person who knows the area and is more guaranteed to stay here. Otherwise, you are just contributing to the unemployment rolls here.

Have a good one and good luck job hunting.

North Coast Hot Jobs Jan. 5

Happy New Year's fellow job seekers. Here is the link to this week's North Coast Hot Jobs listing, https://www.scribd.com/doc/251660600/North-Coast-Hot-Jobs-Jan-5-2015

I was reading an article in the local newspaper about how there is no commercial airline service since Horizon pulled out. Hopefully that won't mean that the Port of Port Angeles be laying off people that work at the airport? A solution to the problem is to attract businesses to the area that could use a commercial airport. Easier said than done, I suppose.

Gas prices are getting lower and lower. A little over two dollars per gallon in some areas near here. Here is a link to finding gas prices near you. I am not too sure of the reliability though. Anyways, just enter your zip code and press "Search." Here is the link, http://www.gasbuddy.com/

Very little new jobs this week. This is to be expected for this time of the year. More jobs will become available soon.

Have a good one.