GOOD UNION JOBS! Interviews Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

From the Times-Standard:

“Laborers’  Union Local 324 is looking for Apprentice and Journeyman Laborers.

If you are seeking a challenging career working  in construction and want to earn excellent wage and  fringe benefits: Contact  Larry Proctor at (916) 710-5195 to meet and discuss your skills. Find out how to get started! Cost for qualified candidates to join:

Apprentices: $479       Journeymen: $829

Interviews will be held on Tuesday May 2, Wednesday May 3 and Thursday May 4 at the Eureka Labor Temple,  840 E Street,  Eureka.”

GO FOR IT!   These don’t open up that often.


Three Things I Didn’t Know Until Now

Forwarded for your edification:

‘Fraid of spiders? Get used to them. Every household in the United States harbors about 100 of them.  But they only kill about seven people a year. Snakes kill five. This was in Better Homes and Gardens so it has to be true.

That actor who plays The Asshole in the National Car Rental ads, the guy who doesn’t want to talk to mere humans and negotiates a raise with himself, is Patrick Warburton, who played Elaine’s idiot used-car salesman boyfriend, the one who told her she was going to Hell.  I sure didn’t recognize him. Guy is a genius. I didn’t used to appreciate those ads but I’ve seen the light.

The unemployment rate in Shasta County  is 8% according to the Redding Searchlight-Record.  That’s compared to 5% for Humboldt County.

(Bonus)   According to the same paper, Red Emmerson of Sierra Pacific Industries is still rich. In fact, his Forbes ranking increased from 481 to 435 while his worth remained about the same, meaning some folks above him in the list had a tough year.  HERE’S the story.

(Another bonus)  Wild Rose Farm in Blue Lake is the larges quinoa producer in the US. You would have known that if you’d read the Greenway newsletter last week.


The News From Redding- Home Sales UP and They’re Good For Nurses.

The news from over the hill is rosy these days. “Home sales in Shasta County were up 17 percent through August, outpacing a 7.4 percent jump in sales in California for the same eight months,” according to the California Association of Realtors.  The whole story as reported in the Redding Searchlight-Record is HERE.

Also, the paper reports that Redding has been named the “best small town for nurses.” So those of you who are looking for a nurse to date, marry,  hire or just admire for all the wonderful things they do, might want to check out THIS STORY. $100K wages sound pretty good. Don’t you wish HSU hadn’t discontinued that program?



TWO major hiring opportunities are coming up RIGHT NOW.  The first is at Arcata’s Wing Inflatables, which has announced in the Mad River Union that it is expanding its facilities and recruiting for approximately 77 positions.  “The company seeks highly motivated general manufacturing workers with strong attention to detail.  Interested prospective employees may email a resume, cover letter, and contact details to Wing Inflatables’ Human Resources Department at .”

AND the Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies are holding a  “Hiring Event” on Saturday, 8:00 am -1:00 pm at the Humboldt Redwood Company Forestry Office, 125 Main Street, Scotia.  Their announcement in the Times-Standard states, “Bring your resume,  application and interest.  We will conduct on-site interviews, share giveaways and more!”   For advance applications contact or call (707 485-6701.



Humboldt Soup Company Is Hiring!

Here’s the announcement, from their Facebook page.
“Humboldt Soup Company is looking for a part time customer service/counter person.
Want to work in a fast paced environment?
Have a passion for customer service?
Love food and all the goodness that it shares?
Are you able to smile through the pressure?
We want to meet you!
Experience not required but it helps.
Smiley faces move to the front of the line.
No drops ‘ins or phone calls please.
For consideration please submit resume or letter of interest to:
Good Luck!”

HSC has become one of my favorite places and Christine, the owner, is hardworking and sincere in her effort to provide fresh and local produce. If you get hired, you’ll see me frequently. Good luck!



In Eureka, anyway. Good local Union jobs! Everyone starts out part-time. Do not be fooled by the phone listings in the phone book. The first is actually the pharmacy,   the second answers with a fax tone.
 No, instead go online at, click on “careers’ and download the application form then call the customer service number, 269-0133, when you’re ready to bring it in. Good luck!