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Transitions: March 9, 2018

Published: 02:31PM March 8th, 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.

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 Monday. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

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.

VIE-25 Information Brief and Workshop Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at Hawk Transition Center’s auditorium. Hear in-depth information about VIE-25. Service members can speak directly with partnered colleges as well as Stone Education Center’s transition counselors at the event. Camo2Commerce and WorkSource will also be on hand to provide information about job placement and readiness. This opportunity allows the service member the chance to start all components of the VIE-25 process in one location and to ask any questions they may have about the MOA, college application, enrollment, program information and financing options. For more information, call 253-967-0319.

Get job training with Microsoft Military Program Staff members from the Pierce County Public Library are at McChord and Grandstaff libraries the fourth Wednesday of each month at noon to explain the benefits of the Microsoft Military Program. Pierce County Library staff members are also available from 11 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to answer individual questions. Once you enroll in this free program, you can take Microsoft certification tests for the office specialist and technical assistant certifications. Tests are free and study materials are available. For more information, email Grandstaff and Book Patch libraries are at 2109 N. 10th Street on Pendleton Avenue at Lewis Main; 253-967-5889. McChord Library is at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field; 253-982-3454.

Brown Bag Mini Job Fair Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hawk Transition Center’s lobby. Walk-ins are welcome. Employer registration is now required by emailing and

WorkSource Intermediate Resume Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in room 217. For more information, call 253-967-3258.

C2C Interview Strategies Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in room 216. Participants will craft answers to challenging interview questions, explain military experience in terms everyone can relate to and will review what not to say in an interview. This class is a must for anyone expecting to interview in the coming months. This class is open to applicants for the Corporate Fellowship and C2C participants.

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

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.


WA State Dept of Labor and Industries — Salary: $3,467 per month. This employee helps injured workers heal and return to work and helps make workplaces safe. Come be part of the team that works for the employer of choice. Claim managers adjudicate and manage workers’ compensation claims by authorizing or denying medical, vocational and monetary benefits and ensuring statutory time limits are met. As an apprentice you will do this while having your work checked for quality and accuracy. The right person for this job will enjoy a challenging, ever-changing environment and possess the ability to work with people needing help. For more information, visit


Frontline National — Salary: DOQ. Frontline National is currently seeking several medical laboratory technicians for full-time opportunities near Tacoma. Frontline National is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy and talent to match the high standards of client’s expectations. Frontline National is a participant in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. For more information, call 513-528-7823.