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Transitions: May 18, 2018

Published: 02:32PM May 17th, 2018

The following is a snapshot look into some upcoming employment fairs and networking opportunities:

The Entrepreneur’s Source Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in Room 216. Attend this interactive and informative workshop to explore business ownership no matter where home is. For more information, email Mark Bloomquist at or call 651-249-4166.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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: $13.60 to $17.55 hourly. The Environmental Assessment Program is looking to fill a temporary environmental technician position in the Manchester Environmental Laboratory in Port Orchard, Wash. The employee is responsible for assisting in sample receiving, including checking for correct chemical preservation of samples, and processing associated paperwork, including transcribing and entering data into a complex Lab Information Management System database. For more information, visit


WA State Dept of Labor and Industries — Salary: $4,399 to $5,770 monthly. The Department of Labor and Industries needs dedicated safety professionals who will take personal responsibility to get hazards corrected before workers get hurt. Join the team in the Yakima Field Office and work in a positive, goal-orientated atmosphere. Spanish bilingual safety and health professionals conduct safety inspections in trades that include manufacturing, construction and other industries, identifying hazardous working conditions and ensuring compliance with safety and health regulations. Additionally they observe and document safety hazards, write reports of proposed violations and penalties in both English and Spanish, and provide technical assistance to employers in order for them to abate hazards. For more information, visit