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Transitions: Feb. 23, 2018

Published: 02:52PM February 22nd, 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.

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 Tuesday 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. For more information, call 253-967-3039.

Work of Honor Corporate Networking Workshop Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center, 11577 41st Division Drive. Learn how to network. Connecting companies with veterans, military spouses and business professionals. For more information, call Jason Matheney at 253-477-4751.

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:

WorkSource Veterans Service Orientation Briefings First and third Wednesdays of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. at 500 SW Seventh St., Renton. Next meeting is March 7. For more information, call 206-205-3500.

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

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 Three-day workshop covers 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.

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. 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 or Marcus Warren at


Getinge — Salary: DOQ. As a Service Technician I for Getinge, based out of the eastern Iowa area service territory your primary mission will be to provide preventative maintenance and repair service at customer establishments, following manufacturer instructions and utilizing knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and electronic equipment. Along with diverse daily challenges, we will also provide you with excellent pay, benefits, extensive training, participation in a company vehicle program, credit card and phone. Make a difference with a company that cares about what you have to contribute and clients that rely heavily on your expertise. For more information, visit


Port of Vancouver USA — Salary: DOQ. The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose 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. We seek a professional, knowledgeable, Director of Economic Development for a full-time regular position. For more information, visit