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Transitions: Sept. 1, 2017

Published: 03:47PM September 5th, 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.

Hawk Job Fair take place Mondays (except DONSAs and federal holidays) at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium at 11 a.m. Come out and speak to recruiters with employment opportunities. Walk-ins are welcome.

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

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

Redefining Your Future Wednesday-Thursday at the Washington Army National Guard Aviation Building 6224 on 2nd Division Drive. Redefining Your Future is a community of service women, which includes female veterans and spouses who have transitioned or are transitioning from the military. A redefined lifestyle shifts your thinking to the next phase in life and connects individuals to local, regional and national resources. This two-day conference will provide the knowledge and resources to better prepare women transitioning out of the military. Registration is required for this event. For more information, visit

Brown Bag Mini Job Fair Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hawk Transition Center Lobby. Walk-ins are welcome. Employer registration is now required by emailing and

Worksource Pierce Weekly Meetings Thursdays 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 can help you land a job in a position commensurate with knowledge, skills, abilities and experience. For more information, visit: or email

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 set for Sept. 11. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

Camo2Commerce Federal Job Seekers/LinkedIn Workshop Sept. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hawk Transition Center’s Auditorium. In the first session, clients will learn how to create a strong profile and resume and understand the process of seeking and competing for a federal job. Guest instructor is Rudy Muriel, veteran human resources specialist and employment advisor. Space is limited; register by visiting: Session two at 1 p.m. advises on how to develop a robust professional profile and network using LinkedIn. To register, visit:

Boots to Business This is a three-day workshop covering topics related to how to start a business. Gain tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a plan and launch an enterprise. Day three will consist of a field trip. To register or for more information, 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.


Washington State Department of Ecology — Salary: $27,756 to $35,808 annually. The Nuclear Waste Program is looking to fill a receptionist/timekeeper office assistant 3 position located in the Richland field office in Richland, Wash. The position supports the NWP mission through the performance of professional administrative support services for the Richland office by maintaining the reception desk, welcoming and greeting visitors into the office and directing them to the appropriate conference rooms, answering the main phone line, and distributing the mail. For more information, visit


Skookum — Salary: $21.36 per hour. The automotive worker performs a variety of minor repairs and services to maintain all motor vehicles, places and maintains decals on vehicles, checks and replaces batteries, rotates, repairs, and replaces tires, washes, polishes, and cleans interiors and exteriors of vehicles, drains, flushes, and replaces engine, transmission, and differential grease and oils, checks, cleans, calibrates, and replaces spark plugs, cleans and replaces oil and air filters. The Automotive Worker adjusts brakes, replaces windshield wipers, and similar minor parts, assists on major overhaul jobs by disassembling and cleaning parts, repairing components such as generators and water pumps, and replacing thermostats, points, electrical wiring and other items, maintains tools and equipment and cleans work areas. For more information, visit