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Transitions: Sept. 7, 2017

Published: 03:53PM September 12th, 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.

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 Monday. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

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.

Camo2Commerce Federal Job Seekers/LinkedIn Workshop Wednesday 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:

Veterans in Tech Summit Wednesday at Code Fellows, 2901 Third Ave. #300, Seattle, for the inaugural event bringing together Seattle’s top technology, corporate, education and civic leaders to showcase the innovation and opportunities available in the region. This is an opportunity for veterans and military spouses to network with veterans in corporate roles including Amazon, Nordstrom, Booze Allen Hamilton and Deloitte in addition to key veteran leaders from across the state. Help us engage in this important discussion. 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

Land Management Informational Session Sept. 15 starting 11 a.m. at the Hawk Transition Center. Come learn the skills necessary to start your career with the U.S. Forest Service. Students train for 12 weeks, working alongside wilderness rangers in the great outdoors. Upon successful completion of the program, student will have the opportunity to network with hiring managers and avoid using USA Jobs. Dates are Sept. 25-Dec 15. For more information, email

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 Sept. 20. For more information, call 206-205-3500.

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.


Dykman Electrical, Inc. — Salary: DOQ. The objective of the inside sales representative is to develop relationships that maximize Dykman Electrical’s product offerings and customer support services via telephone and indirectly through outside sales personnel. Employee assists customers with product selection, recognizes customer needs and identifies potential new customers. Also, maintains relationships, both in person and via telephone, with vendors. For more information, visit Submit the completed application and a resume to


Shaw Industries Inc. — Salary: $23.91 per hour. Shaw Industries, Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., with more than $4.8 billion in annual sales. Shaw is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider, supplying carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, tile and stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets worldwide. For more information, visit


Washington State Department of Ecology — Salary: $51,504 to $67,584 annually. The Water Quality Program is currently looking for an agriculture policy expert to support this mission by developing and implementing policies to address nonpoint pollution generated by agriculture practices, and working directly with state and federal conservation and agriculture agencies, and individual landowners, to make sure that Washington’s water quality objectives are met. This position is located in the headquarters building in Lacey. For more information, visit