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PABA Examines Local Issues Of Rentals And Job Preparation

August 8th, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Port Angeles – The Port Angeles Business Association (PABA) pooled their collective business talent to address the area's tight rental market and employment preparation at their weekly Tuesday meeting.

Former County Commissioner and current PABA Chairman for the Government Affairs Committee, Jim McEntire, led the discussion among the roughly 40 people in attendance.

McEntire pointed out the PABA's goals of promoting local business, providing information for business development, increasing business growth and job development, and business retention, as the basis for finding solutions to the rental market and employment prep issues in the Port Angeles area.

Current PABA President, and certified business adviser with the Small Business Development Center, Kevin Hoult, spoke with us about these issues. We asked him what the PABA can do to help alleviate the rental shortage?

Hoult pointed to an upcoming housing forum to be hosted by EDC Executive Director Bob Schroeter, on August 23rd, as a good start for coalescing those with a business interest in rental properties to start getting rental properties built.

Hoult also addressed the issue of education and job preparation.

Hoult recommended “Work Source”, a state sponsored agency in Port Angeles, as an excellent, one-stop information resource to get started in the job market. They are located in the Armory Square Shopping Mall on 1st Street in Port Angeles.

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