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Transitions: March 17, 2017

Published: 02:46PM March 16th, 2017


The following is a snapshot look into some upcoming employment fairs and networking opportunities:

Operation GoodJobs! Fridays 2 p.m. Starbucks, 10314 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood. For more information, email or call 253-573-6789.

Success after the Military: Considering a Business Career? Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma. If you are an officer with less than 14 years of military experience and considering a transition from the military, here’s your chance to get answers to your questions and make an educated decision. Cameron-Brooks has been transitioning JMO’s to successful careers for over 45 years. We create win-win situations and make your transition much easier than it would be going it alone. To register, visit For more information, call 800-222-9235 or email

GAF Certified Roofing Training Attend orientation Monday at noon in Hawk Transition Center. GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, is offering a free training program to transitioning military members and veterans. The class starts April 18 in a local training facility near JBLM. Students have the opportunity to interview with certified contractors after successfully completing the training. Opportunities exist throughout the United States with salaries averaging $20 per hour and great potential for promotion within the GAF certified contractor network. For more information contact Kevin Smith at or 804-454-1475.

Career Skills Program Briefings take place Mondays at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium. Walk-ins are welcome. Noon: trades/skills/technology/business brief.

Mini Career Technical, Apprenticeship and Education Fair takes place Mondays (except DONSAs and federal holidays) at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome.

Navigating the Hiring Process — City of Tacoma Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, Room 338 (714 S. 27th St, Tacoma). Class highlights: a human resources expert from the City of Tacoma will teach you how to write resumes to increase opportunities, including: tailoring your resume to the position, quantifying your achievements, the correct verbiage and grammar, Setting up an interest card and providing inside tips and tricks. Open to service members and families. RSVP required; limited seating available: For current job openings, visit

Work of Honor Networking Event Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at C.I. Shenanigans in Tacoma for an outstanding business networking opportunity for veterans, military spouses and business professionals. Guest speakers provide valuable insight on how veterans are using their military experience in enhancing civilian business operations. For more information, visit

Worksource Pierce Weekly Meetings Every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m., the WorkSource Pierce Career Center hosts a meeting for job seekers unemployed for 27 weeks or longer, seeking assistance to re-enter the workforce. Location is 1305 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma. Fore more information, call 253-593-7300 or email

Camo2Commerce has orientations Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Stone Education Center on Lewis Main for military leaders in mid-level management roles, ideally staff and senior noncommissioned officers and junior to mid-grade officers in transition. Camo2Commerce has created the Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy to help you land a job in a position commensurate with knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. For more information, visit: or email

Microsoft Software and Systems Academy March 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hawk Transition Center. Seeking service members and veterans who want to learn the skills necessary to jump start a career in the IT field. Ask questions about the enrollment process and how to transition from the military to civilian career successfully. For more information contact:

WorkSource Veterans Service Orientation Briefings take place the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. at 500 SW 7th St., Renton, Wash. The next meeting is April 5. For more information, call 206-205-3500.

What’s My Next Move? Second Monday of the month from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at Work Source Pierce. Next meeting is April 10. Email or call 253-552-2547.

Boots to Business A three-day workshop how to start a business. Gain tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a plan and launch an enterprise. Day three consist of a field trip. To register call 253-967-5599 or 253-967-3258.

Spotlight Events and Employer Hiring Check for employer spotlight events on social media at for more information. Sign up at or with your SFL-TAP Center at 253-967-3258/5599.


Ashley House Kids — Salary: DOQ. Do you love working with children or young adults? How about a staff to patient ratio of 2:6? Ashley House is a non-profit organization that provides 24 hour care to medically fragile children in one of our locations in Tacoma, Kent, Enumclaw, Olympia and the new young adult program to open soon in Edgewood. Full time position open now at Edgewood with a schedule of Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 5:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Part time positions available in Olympia. For more information, visit


Alliance Careers — Salary: $20 to $25 per hour. Seeking fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft mechanics including avionics technicians in Mojave, Calif. We are looking for military veterans; if you are an honorably discharged veteran or soon to be, we can help you work for a growing business. For more information, email or call 919-877-7461. To apply, send a copy of your resume and your availability date to


King County Elections — Salary: $34.33 to $43.52 hourly. The Department of Elections is searching for an energetic and resourceful professional who likes to get stuff done. The communications specialist III position in the Elections Department combines an exciting environment with the opportunity to cultivate talents and apply a variety of skills. The ideal candidate will thrive in an innovative, fast-paced environment and will not hesitate to roll up both sleeves, work hard, have fun and get the job done. For more information, visit or call 855-524-5627.