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Transitions: Feb. 2, 2018

Published: 02:01PM February 1st, 2018

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 Feb. 12. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

Earn money at home as a Family Child Care provider Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base, become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free resources for their business. Learn about FCC at the Feb. 27 orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office. No children are allowed at the orientation due to space/discussion topics. Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the orientation; all classes are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is located at 2013B Third St. at Pendleton Avenue on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-3039.

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 is a field trip. Classes are at Hawk Transition Center. For more information, call 253-967-3258.

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 Ecology — Salary: $49,020 to $64,296 annually. The Water Quality Program program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a lead permit writer and facility manager position in the Central Regional Office in Union Gap, Wash. Seeking applicants with excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills, and are adaptable and flexible. As an agency, we invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. For more information, visit and


Port of Vancouver USA — Salary: DOQ. The Port of Vancouver USA is a multipurpose port authority located in Vancouver, Wash. along the banks of the Columbia River. The port has handled a variety of bulk and break bulk cargos since 1912 and is a hub for more than 7 million tons of cargo moving from as far away as the Midwest to the Middle East, making its way on barges, rail, ships or trucks — all converging on port docks. The bulk of cargo at the port includes wheat, minerals, autos, large project cargo and liquids. The port is in a period of transition to triple our cargo tonnage in the coming years. We are a versatile, hard-working port on a mission to create jobs and trade for the region. Our $275 million rail project supports growing wheat, corn and soy exports, while attracting new customers and other commodities. We seek a professional and knowledgeable security officer for an on-call position. For more information, visit