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Transitions: April 20, 2017

Published: 02:22PM April 19th, 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.

WorkSource Lean 6 Sigma Monday-Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in Room 216. This event provides students with fundamental comprehension of the Lean Six Sigma outline. Students who attend this workshop lend support to the process improvement projects as either a project leader or team member. For more information, call 253-967-3258.

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.

What’s My Next Move? Second Monday of the month from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. at Work Source Pierce. Email, or call 253-552-2547.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information Session Wednesday at Hawk Transition Center’s auditorium. CBP is hiring frontline law enforcement officers nationwide. We have numerous locations and we have an expedited hiring that can get you onboard in a very short time. As an officer you will move up the career ladder with no competition up to the GS-12 level. For more information, visit

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

Get job training with Microsoft Military Program Staff 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.

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 Sign up at or with your SFL-TAP Center at 253-967-3258/5599.

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. 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


Emerald Downs Racing, LLC — Salary: $21 per hour/DOQ. Welcome to Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino, a gem of a racecourse in beautiful Auburn, WA. The automotive and equipment mechanic maintains and repairs vehicles and equipment and performs diagnostic procedures and repairs. For more information, visit


Washington State Department of Ecology — Salary: $29,100 to $37,476 annually. The Toxics Cleanup Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a section secretary position in the Northwest Regional Office in Bellevue. This position acts independently with little supervision, performing a variety of secretarial duties. Duties include scheduling meetings, making travel arrangements, screening calls and visitors, drafting and editing correspondence and managing records and filing systems. For more information, visit