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Transitions: Oct. 27, 2017

Published: 04:06PM October 26th, 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. Next meeting is Wednesday. For more information, call 206-205-3500.

Brown Bag Mini Job Fair Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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 Nov. 13. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

Hire GIJob Fair Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Lake Conference Center. Hire G.I. is a national career service company specializing in veteran career fairs, with many years of experience in connecting veteran job seekers with industry-leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face-to-face with more than 20 companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic candidates. Upload your resume to:

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.

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. Classes are located at Hawk Transition Center. To register or for more information, call 253-967-3258.

Military to Manufacturing Career Pathways Program is a manufacturing industry-driven program sponsored by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound. M2M is a two-day workshop focusing on entry-level, semi-skilled, skilled and leadership positions in the manufacturing industry. Special emphasis is placed on helping military personnel understand advanced manufacturing and the skills translation from military to manufacturing positions. CAMPS works through the process that results in job placement. For more information, email Stacie Buchanan at

Onward to Opportunity The NW Edge is a six-week program facilitated by different partnering agencies providing specialized transition workshops covering: speaking civilian, social media-LinkedIn, WA state economic demographics, resume tailoring, interviews, WA state opportunities, and a NW Edge social with employers. For more information, email Ben Dufay at


Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs — Salary: $65,496 to $116,736 annually. WDVA has an immediate opening for a full-time director of nursing services. This job is located at the Washington Veterans Home in Orting, near Puyallup. WDVA operates four veterans’ homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or Gold Star parents. For more information, visit or email


Washington State Department of Ecology — Salary: $58,284 to $76,464 annually. The purpose of this position is to support and operate Ecology’s database, reporting and web platforms used by all Ecology staff. The position uses a blend of data management, information technology system administration and customer support skills to keep the platforms operating properly. We are looking for applicants who possess excellent people skills, the ability to quickly assess a situation and make a decision, the ability to communicate and work with a diverse clientele and the ability to quickly learn new technologies. For more information about the position, visit