Skookum and Skils’kin Announce Intent to Merge

We are thrilled to share the exciting news of Skookum and Skils'kin's intention to merge, with the effective date set for July 1, 2024. This strategic decision is rooted in our shared vision to empower individuals with disabilities by creating enhanced job opportunities.

Skils'kin is a leading organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities through meaningful employment opportunities. For over five decades, they have been at the forefront of advocating for inclusivity and independence in the workplace. Based in Spokane, Washington, Skils'kin has earned a stellar reputation by fostering a sense of belonging in their community by enriching lives through employment.

Jeff Dolven, CEO of Skookum, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "This merger signifies our joint dedication to amplifying our impact within the community. By pooling our resources, we can better tackle the evolving challenges in disability employment and deliver our services more comprehensively, all while staying true to our core values and missions."

As we know, Skookum has long been recognized as a leader in the AbilityOne program, renowned for its expertise in cultivating a diverse workforce and its unwavering commitment to innovation, quality assurance, and customer service. Through this merger, we are poised to enhance our workforce and expand our reach geographically. Additionally, by joining forces with Skils'kin, a highly regarded organization in Spokane, we are committed to continuing our legacy of positively impacting the communities we serve.

Brian Behler, CEO of Skils'kin, shared in the excitement, saying, "We are enthusiastic about the potential of this merger to drive positive change in Spokane and beyond." Both CEOs affirmed their commitment to transparency throughout every step of this process.

Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting journey together!