South Whidbey Business News

"Temporary P.O. jobs go wantingAll South Whidbey post offices are having trouble filling temporary replacement jobs that pay $11.55 per hour, according to Clinton Postmaster Bruce Bryson.“These are temporary, they’re not careers,” he said, noting that the jobs include no benefits. Still, in past years the jobs were in demand. Replacements fill in for letter carriers who are sick, on vacation or on leave. Compensation includes a vehicle maintenance allowance.“We’re really desperate for temporary rural carriers,” Bryson said. Applications may be picked up at the Clinton Post Office.Service aims at home officesPatternKeeper Home Office is a home-based professional organizing and office systems business.Owner Jessica Waters of Langley said that among her offerings are data base management, bulk mailing, preparing for yard sales, and beginning computer tutorial and set-up.The 1 1/2 year old business recently expanded to include seminar and workshop registration, remote computer office work and establishing systems for the home and office. “I work with people in their own style and pace to achieve the goals they have stated and to help them clear the visual field so they can think more creatively,” she said. For information call 579-1635.CorrectionHours for the new Ruenthai Restaurant in Langley were incorrectly reported last week. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except for 3-5 p.m. when it is closed. Sunday hours are 5-8 p.m.; closed Mondays."

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