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Transitions: Sept. 29, 2017

Published: 03:58PM September 29th, 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.

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 Oct. 9. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

Work of Honor Veteran and Military Spouse Networking Event Oct. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dystopian State Brewing Company located at 611 S. Baker St. in Tacoma. You are invited to a business networking opportunity for veterans, military spouses and business professionals to network with company representatives seeking to hire veteran and military spouse talent.

Operation Good Jobs Veteran Networking and Hiring Event Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center, sponsored by Goodwill’s Military and Veteran Services and its Operation GoodJobs program. The event allows transitioning military, veterans and spouses the opportunity to meet with human resources and recruiters. Attendees are introduced to multi-state employers, ability to network with government and private sector employees and on-the-spot resume and LinkedIn reviews. For more information, visit

Recruit Military Job Fair Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center. This event targets transitioning service members, spouses, family members and veterans. This is an opportunity for job seekers to meet face to face with companies looking to hire for different markets including: law enforcement, healthcare, finance, educational institutions, federal/contract positions, transportation, logistics and more. This event is free. To preregister, visit: or

Boots to Business This is a three-day workshop covering 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: $45,540 to $59,724 annually. The Environmental Assessment Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a staff hydrogeologist position at the headquarters building in Lacey. This position provides field assistance and supporting hydrogeologic analysis for groundwater studies and other technical evaluations carried out or managed by senior level hydrogeologists within the Groundwater Forest and Fish unit of Ecology’s Environmental Assessment Program. In addition, this position coordinates and manages the Environmental Information Management data submittals. For more information, visit careers.wa

.gov to access the online recruitment system.


WSDOT — Salary: $91,056 to $116,736 annually. WSDOT’s headquarters design office is actively seeking an assistant state design engineer. This is a great opportunity to be a part of a high performing team that provides strategic design office leadership for developing and implementing statewide policy on project development related initiatives as well as facilitating successful region project delivery. This position reports to the deputy state design engineer and supervises a design liaison. For more information, visit