UPCOMING EVENTS & REGISTRATION

  • Youth Employment, Education and Career Fair, 21 Feb from 1pm to 4pm at the Seattle Goodwill (700 Dearborn Pl S. Seattle). This event targets ages 16-24. If you are looking for your next step, stop by and learn about the many opportunities, for you or your kids.

 

  • Work of Honor Networking Event, 22 Feb from 6-7:30pm at SODO Kitchen in Seattle (2401 Utah Ave South) for an outstanding business networking opportunity for Veterans, Military Spouses and Business Professionals. Guest speakers provide valuable insight on how Veterans are using their military experience in enhancing civilian business operations. For more information and to RSVP go to https://www.workofhonor.com/event

 

  • LinkedIn Workshop, 23 Feb at JBLM Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214, 11:30AM - 1:00PM, sponsored by Operation GoodJobs and WorkSource Pierce. This intermediate workshop is open to military/veterans and their adult family members. Training will focus on building a more professional online identity by getting insider tips from industry experts, avoiding online pitfalls, and maximizing your LinkedIn profile with personalized assistance. Attendees should have an account with a basic understanding of LinkedIn. There is no cost for attendance, but RSVP is required at Caution-http://linkedinworkshopfeb2017.eventbrite.com. Sign up now, limited course seats.

 

  • Land Management Information Session, 24 February from 10:30-11:30am at the Hawk Transition Center. The land management career skills program is currently seeking service members. Come learn the skills necessary to start your career with a land management agency like the forest service. For more information please contact: Sojourner Thomas @ sojourner.thomas.ctr@mail.mil

 

  • Redefing Your Future, 8-9 Mar at the Washington Army National Guard Aviation Readiness Center. Redefining Your Future is a community of servicewomen and women veterans who have transitioned or are transitioning from the military. A "REDEFINED" lifestyle shifts your thinking to the next phase in life and connects individuals to local, regional and national resources. This two day conference will provide the knowledge and resources to better prepare women transitioning out of the military. Registration is required for this event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redefining-your-future-symposium-tickets-26434667803?aff=efbevent

 

  • Environmental Job Training, 13 Mar starting at 1pm at Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, Rm 338 (714 S. 27th St, Tacoma). Training can lead to exciting careers in Construction, Contamination Remediation, Hazardous Material Handling and more. Preferred Entry for Veterans. Register for mandatory orientation at: https://envirotrainingorientationmar13.eventbrite.com

 

  • Hire GIJob Fair, 30 Mar from 11am to 2pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. Hire G.I. is a national career service company specializing in Veteran Career Fairs, with many years of experience in connecting veteran job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 20+  Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic candidates.‪  Please be sure to upload your resume www.hiregi.com

 

  • Work of Honor Networking Event, 16 Mar from 6-7:30pm at C.I. Shenanigans in Tacoma for an outstanding business networking opportunity for Veterans, Military Spouses and Business Professionals. Guest speakers provide valuable insight on how Veterans are using their military experience in enhancing civilian business operations. For more information and to RSVP go to https://www.workofhonor.com/events

 

  • Environmental Job Training, 4 Apr starting at 1pm at Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, Rm 338 (714 S. 27th St, Tacoma). Training can lead to exciting careers in Construction, Contamination Remediation, Hazardous Material Handling and more. Preferred Entry for Veterans. Register for mandatory orientation at: https://envirotrainingorientationapr4.eventbrite.com

 

  • Operation Good Jobs Veteran Networking & Hiring Event, 19 Apr from 11am to 2pm at the American Lake Conference Center, sponsored by Goodwill’s Military & Veteran Services and its Operation GoodJobs program. The event allows transitioning Military, Veterans, and Spouses the opportunity to meet with HR and Recruiters who are looking to hire. Attendees are introduced to multi-state employers, ability to network with government and private sector employees, and on-the-spot resume and LinkedIn reviews. For more information: http://www.goodwillwa.org/training/work-force-development-events/

 

  • Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, training starts 10 May – 28 Jul. This program is open to eligible active duty service members transitioning out of the military within six months from the start of this program. Additionally, this program is also open to all military spouses of active duty service members. Military leaders and spouses need a transition program that can significantly build their civilian network, and add civilian work experience to their resume. Becoming a fellow in this program notably increases the chances of landing a career that correlates with your education, experience and current level of pay. In addition, weekly fellow huddles, and guest speaker/mentor programs will also be taught during the program.For more information contact: Rob Comer at rcomer@uschamber.com

 

  • Veteran & Wounded Warrior Hiring & Support Summit, starts 23- 24 May at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel-Seattle Airport (18740 International Blvd, Seattle). This is a free event, walk-ins are welcome. Join employers, human resources professionals, hiring managers, and prospective leaders to discuss the challenges and solutions associated with Veteran hires and their transition to the civilian sector. Meet employers from the DOD, Federal Agencies and the Private Sector. For additional information and registration, please visit: www.HireAVet.navy.mil

     

  • SFL-TAP Summer Job Fair 27 Jun from 10am to 1 pm at Safeco Field, Sponsored by Hiring Our Heroes and SFL-TAP. This one-of-a-kind event will be featuring a hiring fair, networking opportunities and workshops tailored for veteran job seekers, service member and military spouses. All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two (2) free tickets for them and their families to attend that evening’s game between the Mariners and the Philadelphia Phillies. https://www.cvent.com/events/seattle-hiring-expo-with-seattle-mariners/registration-51a6c59663294a68951ed79eed993feb.aspx

 

  • Operation Good Jobs Veteran Networking & Hiring Event, 19 Jul from 11am to 2pm at the American Lake Conference Center, sponsored by Goodwill’s Military & Veteran Services and its Operation GoodJobs program. The event allows transitioning Military, Veterans, and Spouses the opportunity to meet with HR and Recruiters who are looking to hire. Attendees are introduced to multi-state employers, ability to network with government and private sector employees, and on-the-spot resume and LinkedIn reviews. For more information: http://www.goodwillwa.org/training/work-force-development-events/

 

  • RecruitMilitary Job Fair, 26 Jul, from 11am to 3pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. This event targets transitioning service members, spouses, dependents, and veterans. We provide the opportunity for service members, families and veterans to meet face to face with companies looking to hire. These companies are hiring for a multitude of different markets including: Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Finance, Educational Institutions, Federal/Contract Positions, Transportation, Logistics and more. This event is free for those attending. To pre-register visit: www.RecruitMilitary.com/JBLMorhttps://events.recruitmilitary.com/exhibitors/schedule

 

  • Hire GIJob Fair, 17 Aug from 11am to 2pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. Hire G.I. is a national career service company specializing in Veteran Career Fairs, with many years of experience in connecting veteran job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 20+  Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic candidates.‪  Please be sure to upload your resume www.hiregi.com

 

  • Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, training starts 23 Aug – 10 Nov. This program is open to eligible active duty service members transitioning out of the military within six months from the start of this program. Additionally, this program is also open to all military spouses of active duty service members. Military leaders and spouses need a transition program that can significantly build their civilian network, and add civilian work experience to their resume. Becoming a fellow in this program notably increases the chances of landing a career that correlates with your education, experience and current level of pay. In addition, weekly fellow huddles, and guest speaker/mentor programs will also be taught during the program.For more information contact: Rob Comer at rcomer@uschamber.com

 

  • WA State Transition Summit, 27-28 Sep at ALCC, Sponsored by Hiring Our Heroes and SFL-TAP. Join us for a free hiring fair and transition summit for service members, veterans, and military spouses. This event features leadership from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, key federal & state agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer community, and local community leaders will be in highlighted as well. https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/hiring-our-heroes/service-member-transition-summits 

 

  • Redefining Your Future, 28-29 Sept at theWashington Army National Guard Aviation Readiness Center. Redefining Your Future is a community of servicewomen and women veterans who have transitioned or are transitioning from the military. A "REDEFINED" lifestyle shifts your thinking to the next phase in life and connects individuals to local, regional and national resources. This two day conference will provide the knowledge and resources to better prepare women transitioning out of the military. Registration is required for this event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redefining-your-future-symposium-tickets-26434667803?aff=efbevent

 

  • Operation Good Jobs Veteran Networking & Hiring Event, 18 Oct from 11am to 2pm at the American Lake Conference Center, sponsored by Goodwill’s Military & Veteran Services and its Operation GoodJobs program. The event allows transitioning Military, Veterans, and Spouses the opportunity to meet with HR and Recruiters who are looking to hire. Attendees are introduced to multi-state employers, ability to network with government and private sector employees, and on-the-spot resume and LinkedIn reviews. For more information: http://www.goodwillwa.org/training/work-force-development-events/

 

  • RecruitMilitary Job Fair, 25 Oct, from 11am to 3pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. This event targets transitioning service members, spouses, dependents, and veterans. We provide the opportunity for service members, families and veterans to meet face to face with companies looking to hire. These companies are hiring for a multitude of different markets including: Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Finance, Educational Institutions, Federal/Contract Positions, Transportation, Logistics and more. This event is free for those attending. To pre-register visit: www.RecruitMilitary.com/JBLMorhttps://events.recruitmilitary.com/exhibitors/schedule

 

  • Hire GIJob Fair, 17 Nov from 11am to 2pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. Hire G.I. is a national career service company specializing in Veteran Career Fairs, with many years of experience in connecting veteran job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 20+  Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic candidates.‪  Please be sure to upload your resume www.hiregi.com

 

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Hawk Opportunities:

  • Mini Career Technical, Apprenticeship & Education Fair will be held Mondays, (excluding Holidays and DONSA’s) at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium (walk-ins welcome) at 10:30 am.

  • Career Skills Program Briefings are held Mondays at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium (walk-ins welcome), 12 pm: Trades/Skills Brief/ Technology/Business Brief.

    Brown Bag Mini Job Fair will be held Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm in the Hawk Transition Center Lobby. (Job Seeker walk-ins welcome, EmployerRegistration is now required by emailing shenathan.d.burton2.civ@mail.mil.

  • Operation GoodJobs! Weekly Orientations Fridays 2:00 pm, Starbucks, 10314 S. Tacoma Way Lakewood. For more information contact (253) 573-6789 or vetservicesinfo@goodwillwa.org

Program Opportunities:

  • What’s My Next Move?? 2nd Monday of the month 1:45 to 3:15 Work-Source Pierce Questions please contact kmyers@esd.wa.gov or call (253) 552-2547

  • Work-Source Veterans Service Orientation Briefings held 1st, 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-11am. Location: 500 SW 7th St Renton, WA for more information call (206) 205-3500

  • Work-Source Pierce Weekly unemployed 27 weeks or longer seeking assistance to re-enter the workforce. Every Thursday From 1-4 pm @ 1305 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma WA 98402 for more information email. backtowork@workforce-central.org

  • Boots to Business - A Three-Day workshop how to start a business: gain tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a plan and launch an enterprise. Day 3 consists of a field trip. To register call either Hawk (253) 967-5599 or SFL-TAP Main (253) 967-3258

     

     

     

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