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Transitions: June 1, 2018

Published: 02:10PM May 31st, 2018

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

Hiring our Heroes’ Military Hiring Event Registration opens Friday at 9 a.m. at the Safeco Field in Seattle. Speak to employers about the many opportunities available. All registered veterans and military spouses will receive two tickets to attend the evening’s game between the Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. Registration shuttle will depart JBLM at 8 a.m. from the Iron Mike Statue across from Lewis Main Exchange and will depart Safeco Field at 2 p.m. Preregister and upload resume at

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.

Hiring our Heroes “Afterburner” Military Transition Seminar Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center. Afterburner is a proud partner of Hiring our Heroes and USAA. Together they equip participants with the skills to plan and execute the development of a post-military career plan. Transitioning veterans of all ranks interested in developing a post-military career plan can attend. Spouses and family members are welcome, too. This unique workshop is presented by Afterburner, Inc., a veteran-owned and staffed training and consulting company founded in 1996 that has worked with more than 85 percent of U.S. Fortune 50 and many Global 1000 corporations. To register, 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.

WorkSource Intermediate Resume Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in Room 217. Assist in refining your resume after completing both MOS and DOL workshops. Late arrivals will be required to reschedule appointment. You must cancel workshop 24 hours in advance of start or it will show as a no show to your unit. Individuals will be dismissed due to noncompliance as identified in the closing statement of the “TAP Workshops Standards of Behavior.” For more information, call Hawk Transition Center at 253-967-3258.

C2C Law Enforcement Academy Thursday-June 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in Room 216/214. Participants will craft answers to challenging interview questions, explain military experience in relatable terms and review what not to say in an interview. This class is a must for anyone expecting to interview in the coming months. Open to applicants for the Corporate Fellowship and C2C participants. To register, call 253-967-0319.

C2C Targeted Resume Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center in Room 214. Identify the difference between a master and targeted resume, translate military skill sets and match skills and experiences to a job description. Most importantly, participants will create key results that show employers the value they bring to the job. This is not a basic resume class, so please bring your resume or use to create one. Bring your resume and a description for the type of job you want. To register, call 253-967-0319.

WA State Employment Workshop and Recruitment Event Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hawk Transition Center’s Auditorium. Learn best practices in navigating the state application system, translating your military skills on a resume and discover how important cultural fit is to state roles. Bring your targeted resume for review and be prepared to speak to recruiters and hiring managers about your skills and attributes. For more information, call 253-208-9001 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.


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