UPCOMING EVENTS & REGISTRATION

 

 JANUARY 2018

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Forum, 22 Jan starting at 7pm at Patriots Landing, Evergreen Room (1600 Marshall Circle, Dupont). For more information contact Paul Herrera 253-405-8035 or email CMDR@vfwwa.net

 

  • Entrepreneurs Source Workshop, 23 Jan from 9am to 12pm at the Hawk Transition Center (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Have you ever thought about starting your own business? You’ll want to attend this interactive and informative workshop as we explore business ownership, no matter where home is. For more information contact Jason Matheney at 253-477-4751.

 

  • USO Employment Readiness Workshop, 25 Jan from 9am to 12pm at the Hawk Transition Center (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM).  

 

FEBRUARY

  • Operation GoodJobs Networking Event, 7 Feb 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. Registration

 

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChordMilitary Spouse Hiring Event, 21-22 Feb. Day 1: Networking Reception, 7pm - 9 pm, hosted by Hiring our Heroes (HoH).  HoH is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is a nationwide initiative assisting veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses to find meaningful employment opportunities. Day 2: Hiring Fair, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration is generally "first come-first served" and does fill fast! There is no cost for employers or service organizations to register or attend. To register, please visit Job Seeker Registration   To register as an employer:  Employer Registration 

  

MARCH

  • Hire GI Job Fair, 28 Mar from 11am to 1pm at the Club at McChord Field and 29 Mar from 11am to 1pm at American Lake Conference Center. 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 to https://hiregi.com/

 

APRIL

  • Operation Good Jobs Networking Event, 18 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://vetneteventapr2017.eventbrite.com

 

JUNE

  •  Seattle Hiring Expo with the Seattle Mariners, 1 Jun starting at 11am at the Safeco Field in Seattle. Come learn and speak to employers about the many opportunities available. 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 Tampa Bay Rays. Pre-Register and upload your resume. Registration

 

JULY

  • Operation Good Jobs Networking Event, 18 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://vetneteventapr2017.eventbrite.com

 

  • Recruit Military 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/JBLM or https://events.recruitmilitary.com/exhibitors/schedule

 

AUGUST

  • Hire GI Job Fair, 23 Aug from 11am to 1pm 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 to https://hiregi.com/

 

SEPTEMBER

  • WA State Transition Summit, 24-26 Sep, 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. Save the Date

 

OCTOBER

  • Recruit Military 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/JBLM or https://events.recruitmilitary.com/exhibitors/schedule

 

NOVEMBER

  • Hire GI Job Fair, 16 Nov from 11am to 1pm 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 to https://hiregi.com/

 

HAWK OPPORTUNITIES

  • Brown Bag Mini Job Fair will be held Wednesdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Hawk Transition Center Lobby. (Job Seeker walk-ins welcome, Employer Registration is now required by emailing Shena and Jason.

 

PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

  • Military to Manufacturing Career Pathways Program (M2M) is a manufacturing industry driven program sponsored by CAMPS (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. Special 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. Contact: Stacie Buchanan  or Marcus Warren

  • Onward to Opportunity – the NW Edge is 6 week program, meeting every Tuesday, facilitated by different partnering agencies providing specialized transition workshops covering: Speaking Civilian, Social Media-LinkedIn, WA State Economic Demographics, Resume Tailoring, Interview Workshop, Mock Interviews, WA State Opportunities, and a NW Edge Social with employers. For more information contact Ben Dufay

  • Career Technical Training (CTT) will assist transitioning Service member in identifying civilian technical occupations, establishing career goals, highlight VA education benefits, and beginning applications for credentialing and vocation training. Late arrivals will be required to reschedule appointment. Classes are located at Hawk Transition Center. For more info or to register call 253-967-3258.

  • Accessing Higher Education (HE) track prepares you to transition as a full-time student. The 3 day class and field trip focuses on identifying personal education goals, researching schools and obtaining financial assistance, and contacting /applying for admission to colleges and universities with a goal of obtaining a degree. By selecting this track you will create a customized plan for a successful transition to a higher education institution.

  • Boots to Business - A 2 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. Classes are located at Hawk Transition Center. For more info or to register call 253-967-3258.

  • Career Skills Program is civilian advancement opportunities, that prepare service members, veterans, and spouses for industry-specific job training and certifications including job placement assistance. For more informationcall (253)477-4748/4743. Mandatory Briefings are held every Monday at 12 pm at Crittenberger Career Skills Center (Bldg. 3271 next to Evergreen Chapel) (walk-ins welcome)

  • Employer Outreach POC, Jason Matheney, (253) 477-4751 or Shane Watson (253) 477-4758.

  • Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship is a program 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

 

CLIENT SERVICES

  • Camo2Commerce (C2C) provides opportunities for career development and jobs to Service members transitioning out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord into civilian life. C2C offers a number of customized services, including one-on-one career coaching, job placement services, short-term training, hiring fairs and more. C2C serves Active Duty personnel transitioning from JBLM. (Retirees are not eligible). For More Information: Hawk Transition Center Rm.124, North Fort or Camo 2 Commerce.

 

  • Operation GoodJobs provides job placement services, employer networking opportunities, skills training, resume writing skills and mock interviews, as well as quarterly hiring events on JBLM, all at no cost. For information, attend an orientation every Friday at 1:50 PM at the Starbucks at 10314 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA (exit 127 off I-5) or on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Lacey Veterans Service Hub at 4232 6th Avenue SE, #202. More at Operation GoodJobs  or (253)573-6789.

 

  • Hire America’s Heroes (HAH) connects America’s major corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military Service members and their families for the purpose of employment in the corporate workforce. HAH promotes best practices and success strategies in military to-corporate transitions, recruiting, hiring, on‐boarding, and retention. Located at 1901 Jefferson Ave, Suite 214, Tacoma, WA 98402; info@hireamericasheroes.org; 425.301.5445; Standard work hours Monday-Friday 8-5 pm. Serving transitioning Service members and spouses from all services and components to include Active Duty (3-18 months prior to ETS), Reserves and National Guard. For more information: Hire America's Heroes

 

  • USO provides connections to public, private and corporate resources and programs for transitioning Service members, veterans and military families. The services are all free of charge, for employment, education, benefits, housing, family programs, finance and legal assistance. Located in Lakewood at 9881 Bridgeport Way SW, Hours M-F 9-5. For more information: USO Pathfinder

 

  • Work of Honor is a community of veterans and business professionals committed to combining the best in class business and military operational strategies to create a strong economic community. WOH works with Veterans as well as the business community to facilitate job placement by hosting networking events, providing mentors and hosting a robust website that connects the two together. For more information please see their website Work of Honor. They are located at 1901 Jefferson Ave., Ste 214, Tacoma, WA 98402, (206)686-2898.

 

  • Boots 2 Shoes accomplishes its mission by engaging and training volunteers from the business community to be mentors for transitioning veterans. BTS mentors are trained to provide coaching for resumes, job search plans, interview skills and echo the bottom line: appreciation for the veterans’ service to country. Through a combination of one-on-one meetings and phone conversations, a mentor provides business knowledge as a veteran plans and conducts a job search. For more information please see their website at Boots to Shoes or call (425) 284-1453.

  • WorkSource JBLM -  WorkSource is a joint venture of organizations dedicated to augmenting and aligning services with SFL-TAP to assist and support (all) transitioning service members, spouses/families, veterans, retirees and federal contractors with employment and training needs.  WorkSource provides a framework for an effective, efficient, and consistent approach that delivers employment and training services statewide to a diverse group of customers with all levels of education, skills, experience and backgrounds. WorkSource staff and service providers are located in Hawk Transition center, room 206, M–F 0800 – 1200 and 1300 – 1630.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (253) 966-2252. WorkSource

 

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