Topic: Employment

Dental Therapy on the Swinomish Reservation

Written on October 8, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Asi­ah Gon­za­lez, a den­tal ther­a­pist, shares her views on the advan­tages of den­tal ther­a­py. Grow­ing up on the Swinomish reser­va­tion, I nev­er imag­ined that I could have a career in med­i­cine. I tried hard in school, but I nev­er saw den­tists or doc­tors who looked like the peo­ple I grew up with. That all changed when  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Business Grant Extended

Written on October 7, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

San Juan Coun­ty has extend­ed its Small Busi­ness Relief Grant pro­gram that launched on Sept. 1, 2020, to assist for-prof­it busi­ness­es impact­ed by the COVID-19 out­break, and opened eli­gi­bil­i­ty to more orga­ni­za­tions. Awards will range up to $5,000 for eli­gi­ble San Juan Coun­ty busi­ness­es to help them to remain open, retain jobs, and com­ply with  Con­tin­ue Reading

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 unem­ployed  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 ( 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: 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. This move was expect­ed and wel­comed by the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil, who  Con­tin­ue Reading