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Transitions: Nov. 3, 2017

Published: 01:17PM November 2nd, 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.

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 shenathan.d.burton2 and mitchel.s

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.

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 Nov. 15. For more information, call 206-205-3500.

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 stacie.

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



Thurston County — Salary: $108,600 to $144,804 annually. Thurston County is looking for an organizational leader skilled at articulating a vision, developing strategies and aligning employees and resources to accomplish business objectives. They will lead community development — balancing the needs of business, people and Thurston County’s precious natural resources. The resource stewardship director is responsible for overseeing the Resource Stewardship Department which includes long-range planning, permitting, environmental reviews, the fire marshal’s office, the county fair and the Washington State University extension program. For more information, visit



Washington State Department of Ecology — Salary: $39,312 to $51,504 annually. The Shorelands and Environmental Assistance program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an estuarine education specialist position located in the Padilla Bay Office in Mount Vernon, Wash. The position independently implements environmental/conservation education and outreach programs related to the ecology of Puget Sound and citizen/student behaviors that enhance long-term health of our coastal habitats, specifically for the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. For more information, visit