Topic: Employment

SVC is Here for You

Written on September 9, 2020 at 10:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College’s Worker Retraining program covers tuition, books, and school-related fees to help those who are Unemployed. Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that we are offering you new options for Fall Quarter taught by our trained, experienced online instructors. Classes start Tuesday, September 22 and registration is going on now. Are you  Continue Reading

Help Wanted at the Library

Written on July 15, 2020 at 8:39 am, by

San Juan Island Library District Assistant Director / Adult Services Manager The San Juan Island Library District (www.sjlib.org) is seeking a highly capable, enthusiastic, creative, and customer service-orientated individual to develop, manage and implement library services for adults. The successful candidate will also assist the director with library administration.   Complete job description available at  Continue Reading

EDC Analysis of PPP Loan Data for San Juan County Businesses

Written on July 13, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

On Monday July 6 ,2020, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) announced the release of detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This program was launched as a way to retain workers by providing funding to businesses impacted by the Covid-19 downturn.  Our local banks, the EDC and other entities worked  Continue Reading

The Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA) is hiring an Executive Director

Written on June 8, 2020 at 10:47 am, by

Applications are being accepted for the Executive Director of the Islands’ Oil Spill Association (IOSA). Complete details on position and how to apply are available online at: https://iosaonline.org/employment/ As part of IOSA’s ongoing rebuild, this position will be responsible for day to day operations of the organization. This includes overseeing volunteers and future paid staff,  Continue Reading

EDC Trades Talks

Written on May 28, 2020 at 7:06 am, by

The Economic Development Council, an islands non-profit, is starting a new series of talks about entering the skilled trades to help people jump into career development quickly as training opportunities re-open. Trades professionals remain in high demand by local businesses and residents, and skilled trades provide above average wages. They are critical for diversifying our  Continue Reading

Governor Allows Some Low-Risk Construction to Resume

Written on April 25, 2020 at 12:58 pm, by

Governor Inslee Allows Some Low-Risk Construction to Resume As of Friday April 24, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has allowed some construction activities to resume across the state, including in San Juan County. The Governor’s announcement of the decision is available HERE. Specific requirements established to ensure the safety of both workers and the community  Continue Reading

Unemployment Benefits Information

Written on April 24, 2020 at 11:46 am, by

Minnie Knych from the NW Workforce Career Center shares this information with you about Unemployment Insurance… The Career Center is open for business.  However in order to protect your health and limit the spread of the virus, we are conducting business by phone and email.  If you have questions about employment or if you are  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library District Seeks Fundraising Development Director

Written on March 6, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Island Library District (www.sjlib.org) is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, experienced individual to oversee and direct a capital campaign for building a new library on scenic San Juan Island.  The successful candidate will work with the District’s Board and Library Director to develop a capital campaign strategy, organize and train capital campaign volunteers, and  Continue Reading

Friends of Lime Kiln Society Now Hiring

Written on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Reply on the F.O.L.K.S. Facebook page Call (360)378-5154 or Email info@FolksSJI.org  Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) Interim Director Services Contract Overview – The Executive Director (ED) of FOLKS will be on leave from April 1 to September 30, 2020 while working for Washington State Parks at Lime Kiln Point. As a state employee the ED  Continue Reading

Census Jobs Update

Written on February 22, 2020 at 11:30 am, by

The U.S. Census Bureau is in the midst of peak hiring efforts for the 2020 Census. A representative from the Census Bureau will be available: February 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 PM San Juan Island Library 1010 Guard Street February 24th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Skagit Valley College San Juan Center 221 Weber  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Plumbing Basics training at Friday Harbor High School

Written on February 8, 2020 at 8:05 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in plumbing basics this March, in partnership with the San Juan Island Community Foundation, the Raynier Foundation, the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan County, Islanders Bank, and Friday Harbor High School. The course will be taught at the Friday Harbor High School  Continue Reading

Census Jobs

Written on February 4, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

The U.S. Census Bureau is continuing it’s peak hiring efforts through February for the 2020 Census. A representative from the Census Bureau will be available at Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center 221 Weber Way Friday Harbor, WA on Tuesday February 11th from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  Get information on how to become a  Continue Reading

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

Written on January 30, 2020 at 5:42 am, by

Island Rec is currently seeking a Seasonal Park Maintenance worker. We are looking for an efficient and energetic person with good interpersonal skills who will enjoy being part of a small hardworking team committed to the essential work of public parks and recreation. This position is a team member in the maintenance of parks, athletic  Continue Reading

Molly Hogan Retires

Written on January 19, 2020 at 10:01 am, by

By Louise Dustrude – Molly Hogan’s last day at King’s Market Friday was full of celebration, as friends and customers came in to wish her well in her retirement. Her fellow employees gave her a colorful tiara, a sign to wear saying “I’m retiring today!!!” and a sheet cake decorated with a replica of the  Continue Reading

San Juan EDC Wraps up 2019 Trades Courses

Written on January 9, 2020 at 12:49 am, by

After the success of the San Juan County Economic Development Council’s previous trades training courses and a tremendous need in our community for trained building tradespeople, they worked to create a large-scale, in-depth building program that would offer training to new and underemployed workers.  The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) was grateful to  Continue Reading

San Juan EDC Knowledge Worker Network initiative 2019 wrap-up

Written on January 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is proud to announce the successful launch of the Knowledge Worker Network initiative started in 2019.  Last year, the EDC worked to build out a new program to support San Juan County residents who work primarily with information – “knowledge workers” – by providing them a network  Continue Reading

Census Jobs

Written on January 7, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off peak hiring efforts for the 2020 Census. A representative from the Census Bureau will be available at Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center 221 Weber Way Friday Harbor, WA on Tuesday, Jan 14th from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Get information on how to become a Census  Continue Reading

Be a Census Taker

Written on December 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm, by

In the SJ Update mailbag today we find this letter from Louise Dustrude… I worked on the 2010 U.S. Census, as did more than half a dozen other island residents, and I found it interesting and rewarding. I’m retired, and the paycheck was welcome. Some of my colleagues were unemployed or just “between jobs,” and  Continue Reading

EDC presents Cross-Industry Symposium for Knowledge Workers and Business Owners

Written on November 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Knowledge workers can meet with San Juan County business owners at the EDC’s Cross-Industry Symposium. The symposium is designed to connect entrepreneurs with people from other industries who have skills and ideas that could help their businesses grow. The event is on November 20th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the San Juan Island Library, 1010 Guard  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th.  This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island. The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free Electrical Basics training at Friday Harbor High School

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in electrical wiring and installation, beginning October 31st.  This course is sponsored the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Browne’s Home Center, Ace Hardware, and Brown’s Heating & Refrigeration. The course will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Brent Huntington, long-time plumber  Continue Reading

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker

Written on June 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

  Island Rec is hiring a part-time seasonal Park Maintenance worker to assist with the maintenance of John O. Linde Community Park.  We are looking for a dynamic, hardworking, customer service oriented person interested in being part of the Island Rec team.  This is a 20 hour a week position.  Rate of pay is $16  Continue Reading