February 7, 2017
Meeting was called to order at 7:30am. Deputy Fire Chief, Jake Patterson, District 2 led the flag salute.
Jake Patterson, Scarlett Arcivolo, Adult Protective Services, and Joseph Arcivolo, Laurel Place.
Matthew Rainwater moved and Jack Glaubert seconded acceptance of minutes for January 31. Motion carried.
Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 at 7:30am. Let Matthew Rainwater know if you have anything for the agenda.
Jack Glaubert said Clea Rome, WSU Clallam County Extension Office will be a guest at the Board Meeting.
Kevin introduced Patrice Varela-Daylo, Business Services Specialist from WorkSource Washington.
“What if your business wants to grow? Where do you go?” Patrice said WorkSource, not unemployment office as some still call it, can help with resumes, interviewing, dress codes and work ethics. Not all employers take the time and responsibility for getting the people they want and need. Many of them put out poor job descriptions which mislead prospective employees about what is needed and what they would be doing. WorkSource helps by holding hiring events and job fairs. These fairs help bring together employers with similar job wants and prospective employees. Some job training programs can entail paying some wages until the employer is ready to hire. (This is not an apprentice program, but can help employees with up to date training. Programs might last from 8 to 12 weeks.)
EVERYTHING IS FREE!
A Clallam County Hiring Event will be held on March 22 from 10am to 2pm at Vern Burton (watch the newspapers and website for more information).
Patrice said they can help in the writing of want ads and job descriptions so you use legal terminology. She will help employers by reading resumes and suggest who she thinks might fit. Employers can still look at all resumes. She works with Peninsula College and the Work Force Council to help with training. Key training is what some employers are looking for.
She said she has not had much background in Union required positions, but is willing to help if she can.
“Boot Camp for the Job Seeker” is her prime focus and classes in updating skills and abilities are available. There will be sessions on Skills on Feb. 28; Resume Prep on March 1; Interviewing on March 7; Part 2 of Mock Interviewing on March 8; Followup on March 14; and Dress For Success on March 15. These will all be held prior to the Hiring Event on March 22.
Mike McEvoy works with Veterans for WorkSource. He said he had a list of 500 veterans available for work. Many of them have transferable skills and most of them have good work ethics. He works with them in finding housing sources, getting addresses and phone numbers and then linking them to employers. They might not need full time jobs but sometimes part time work can lead to that. WorkSource can help get State Tax Credits for employers.
WorkSource does not do drug rehab but does work with ABHS when people are coming out of rehab. The Youth Pathways Program works with those age 16-24 in assessments and skill desire. Sometimes criminal background checks, Insurance Companies require them, can be misleading. Sometimes a job can be found for someone whose problem was in a different crime than the job they can do now. WorkSource can help in bonding some employees.
February 14: Port Commissioner Colleen McAleer, President of the Washington Business Alliance. She will be talking about Carbon Taxes, etc.
George reminded everyone that the Coho is back in service and that many businesses were hurt when it was out of service. So, shop!
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.