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Job Opportunity- Buried Construction Laborer

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 No Comments

Hood Canal Communications needs a full time laborer.  Position involves underground construction activities including: pulling cables in trenches, setting pedestals, digging, flagging, etc.  Salary DOQ.  Great benefits package.

Must have WA State flagging certification, valid WDL, First Aid/CPR certification. 

Email or send resume to:
Hood Canal Communications
PO Box 249
Union, WA 98592

Please no walk-ins or phone calls. Hood Canal Communications is a drug free, equal opportunity employer.

Job Opportunity- Mechanic & Maintenance Tech

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 No Comments

Fleet Mechanic/ Maintenance Technician

Hood Canal Communications seeks a full time mechanic. Duties to include general maintenance of company vehicles and work equipment.  Responsible for maintenance scheduling and purchasing of related supplies. Must be organized and dependable, have a valid Washington state driver’s license and high school diploma. Salary DOQ, experience required. Great benefits package.

Send resume to Hood Canal Communications, ATTN: Kelle Oblizalo, PO Box 249, Union, WA 98592 or via email. Please no walk-ins or phone calls. Hood Canal Communications is a drug free, equal opportunity employer.

Office Closure- Presidents Day

Posted on: February 8th, 2017 No Comments

Our offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, for Presidents Day. This national holiday was originally meant to recognize President George Washington’s Birthday, but is now viewed as a day to honor all U.S. presidents past and present.

Malware, Adware, Pop-ups, Oh My!

Posted on: February 1st, 2017 No Comments

malware-artYou may have heard about, or even been the victim of, the very intrusive computer pop-up that appears to magically know who your internet service provider is. These pop-ups may say something like: “Attention Hood Canal Communications Customer, your computer has been compromised.” These pop-ups tend to be very difficult to close. Tech support has received an increased number of phone calls lately about this particular problem.

Malware and Adware can take many forms. They can be sneaky, hiding out on your hard drive and jumping out when you least expect them. Other times, they are more apparent with the fake pop-up warnings. Sometimes, they come right out and speak to you. One kind of pop-up features a person telling you that your computer is infected and you need to hurry up and take action to resolve it. The person will continue to speak until you reboot your computer.

The source of these pop-ups is often downloading free software, games, movies, and music. Always remember, there is truly nothing out there in cyberspace that is completely free. Many of the free programs bring unwanted friends, like malware or adware, with them. They can appear in the form of pop-ups and even slow down your computer.

You may wonder how these pop-ups know who your internet service provider is. Every internet service provider utilizes their own block of IP addresses. These IP addresses are assigned to the device you use to access the internet (the modem or router). Just like you can identify the town a person is calling from by their phone number, scammers can identify who your internet service provider is by the IP address you are using.

So what can you do? If you have a pop-up that says not to restart your computer, don’t believe it! The only way to get that pop-up to go away is to restart your computer. It is also suggested that you download and run Malwarebytes Free, which is available from malwarebytes.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact HCC support, they are happy to help!

One last word on scams – tech support continues to receive reports from customers that they are getting cold calls allegedly from Microsoft. The caller claims that their computer is infected with viruses. Do not allow these scammers access to your computer! They will create issues on your computer and then try to charge you to fix the problems they just created. Always stop and think, would Microsoft really call people out of the blue?

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact HCC tech support at 360.898.4357 or support@hcc.net.

February Employee Spotlight

Posted on: February 1st, 2017 No Comments

Join us in congratulating, Brooke Ogg and Vanessa Nelson, our February Employee of the Month.  Read below why they are being recognized by their peers and which three employees have HCC-iversaries in February.

Vanessa Nelson

Vanessa is a compassionate employee and co-worker. Recently when a co-worker was struggling with an upset customer she volunteered to take over the call and help resolve the problem for the customer. If she sees a peer in distress she willingly lends a helping hand. We’re thankful to have Vanessa on team HCC!

 

Brooke Ogg

Brooke is humble and hardworking. The start of a new year is an extremely busy time for the HCC accounting department with year-end financials and audits. On top of it all she is working diligently on inventory. She has put in a lot of overtime even working from home. On a recent holiday weekend she had to work even with the Seahawks playoff game going on. She’s a total boss and HCC is lucky to have her!

Congratulations to the following employees celebrating work anniversaries in February- Marti Depoe (17 years),Will Crossen (1 year), and Jeannie Dragt (3 years).  Happy HCC-iversary!

Charge TV to Replace Grit TV

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 No Comments

Charge TV is coming to HCC preferred cable channel 355! Sinclair Broadcast Group notified HCC that they would be replacing Grit TV with Charge TV on February 28, 2017. Charge TV features action packed entertainment, including an extensive collection of MGM action films. For movies like James Bond, Rocky, and more, tune to channel 355.

Learn more at the Sinclair Broadcast Group website sbgi.net or Charge TV.

January Office Closure

Posted on: January 6th, 2017 No Comments

mlk-day-720x480In honor of MLK Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, January 16. Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the holiday established in his honor at thekingcenter.org.

January Employee Spotlight

Posted on: January 4th, 2017 No Comments

brha-eotmsocmedCongratulations to our January Employee of the Month Bree Hartman. Learn why her peers are recognizing her and which employee is celebrating 15 years at HCC in January below.

Bree is a unique team player. She’s willing to help out in a pinch with tasks big or small. She has mad skills in Microsoft Excel that recently came in handy while completing an FCC outage report. Her hours of hard work are much appreciated. Her help with mundane daily tasks in customer service is greatly appreciated by her co-workers.

Congratulations to Darren Eisele on 15 years at HCC in January.  Happy HCC-iversary!dsc_2231-edit

 

 

December Office Closures

Posted on: December 18th, 2016 No Comments

The end of the year brings several holidays and celebrations.  In December, our offices will be closed on a few different dates.

christmas-closure-720x480The Shelton office will be closed on Saturday, December 17 for our company Christmas Party. To celebrate Christmas, our offices will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26.

new-years-closure-720x480Our offices will also be closed for New Years on Monday, January 2. Happy holidays from Hood Canal Communications!

SHS and NMHS Basketball on HCC Local Channel

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 No Comments

shs-and-nmhs-basketball-adWatch select Shelton High School Highclimbers and North Mason High School Bulldogs basketball games live on HCC local channel 46.  The boys’ and girls’ games listed below will be broadcast live and available for replay on MasonWebTV.com or hcc.net/news.  The games will be called by Dedrick Allan.

The schedule is subject to change so please check back for updates.

November 30 (Wednesday) Girls: Mt. Tahoma at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 1 (Thursday) Boys: Elma at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 2 (Friday) Boys: Port Townsend at North Mason 7:00 PM
December 7 (Wednesday) Boys: Capital at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 9 (Friday) Girls: North Thurston at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 12 (Monday) Girls: Foss at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 13 (Tuesday) Girls: Kingston at North Mason 7:00 PM
December 14 (Wednesday) Girls: Gig Harbor at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 16 (Friday) Boys: Central Kitsap at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 20 (Tuesday) Boys: North Mason at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 21 (Wednesday) Boys: Hoquiam at Shelton 7:00 PM
December 28 (Wednesday) Boys: Shelton vs. River Ridge at NTHS 5:15 PM*
December 29 (Thursday) Boys: Shelton vs. Tumwater at NTHS 5:15 PM*
January 4 (Wednesday) Boys: Peninsula at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 6 (Friday) Boys: Timberline at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 11 (Wednesday) Girls:  Yelm at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 13 (Friday) Girls: Capital at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 18 (Wednesday) Boys: North Thurston at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 20 (Friday) Boys: Gig Harbor at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 23 (Monday) Girls: North Thurston at Shelton 7:00 Pm
January 25 (Wednesday) Girls: Central Kitsap at Shelton 7:00 PM
January 27 (Friday) Girls: Peninsula at Shelton 7:00 PM
February 2 (Thursday) Boys: Yelm at Shelton 7:00 PM

*This is an away game that will not air in HD or appear on the local channel.

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