UPCOMING EVENTS & REGISTRATION

  

  • SFL-TAP Summer Job Fair, starts 26 June at Carey Theater from 8:30am to 1pm. Day 1 consist of workshops tailored to help veteran job seekers, service member and military spouses prepare for employment. Day 2: Hiring Event 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 Philadelphia Phillies. https://www.cvent.com/events/seattle-hiring-expo-with-seattle-mariners/registration-51a6c59663294a68951ed79eed993feb.aspx

 

  • Military Talent/Job Opportunities (MOJO), 29-30 June at Seattle Sheraton, Day: 1 - at 9:00am for registration and refreshments. Roundtables, Seminars, and Workshops about different employment sectors. At 6:30 candidates are able to meet with corporate recruiters in a relaxed setting for a Networking Cocktail Reception. Day 2: Career Fair 9am to 3:30pm. To register, resume review, and career coaching. www.militarymojo.org.

 

  • Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, Application Deadline: June 30 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

 

  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Support Associate Training, Orientation: Tues/Thurs at 1:30pm at Hawk Transition Center. Course time is divided between instructor-led sessions, hands-on lab work, and case studies. Learn how to install Linux OS and work at the command line, configure and troubleshoot networks, and more. Class start date: 10 Jul (16 weeks course). For more information contact Camo2Commerce at 253-967-0319 or email: Lee@pacmtn.org

 

  • 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://bit.ly/2rjpx9w

     

  • Stand With Those Who Serve and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 22 Jul from 10am to 2pm at the Memorial Stadium, it is a public safety appreciation event and public safety career fair. The event is open to all public safety personnel and their families and military personnel and their families. We welcome you and your families to attend and we encourage agencies to bring demos and displays as well. The event is open to all public safety personnel, military personnel and their families. We will have kid’s events, food, refreshments, entertainment and demos and displays on site. Please bring your family with you so they can enjoy this event too. Sponsors & Businesses Registration: https://goo.gl/LB7CFh, Agencies, Transition Assistance & Non-Profits: https://goo.gl/2blNYV or for Base Access http://goo.gl/yrnYie 

 

  • 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 

 

  • Redefining Your Future, 6-7 Sept at the Washington Army National Guard Aviation Bldg. 6224 (2nd Division Drive, JBLM). Redefining Your Future is a community of service women, which includes women veterans and spouses 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 open 1 July and is required for this event. For more information: www.redefinedfutureyou.com 

 

  • Afterburner, 26 September at Hawk Transition Center from 8am to 4pm, we recognize the commitment, dedication and loyalty of our service men and women and our Military Transition Seminars are a service to them for their service. Each Military Transition Seminar is a strategic career planning experience designed specifically for exiting veterans and based on the nationally acclaimed veteran transition guide, Down Range. Seminars are created and delivered by veterans who made the successful transition to civilian careers, and they include tactical job search skills that focus on the pathway to a civilian career as opposed to just a job. To register go to https://www.afterburner.com/veteran-outreach/

     

  • WA State Transition Summit, 27-28 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. To register: www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/washington-state-service-member-transition-summit

 

  • 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

     

    HAWK OPPORTUNITIES

  • Hawk Job Fair will be held Mondays, (excluding Holidays and DONSA’s) at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium (walk-ins welcome) at 11 am. Come out and speak to recruiters with employment opportunities.

  • 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, Employer Registration is now required by emailing shenathan.d.burton2.civ@mail.mil and mitchel.s.watson.civ@mail.mil.

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 Stacie.buchanan@camps-us.comor Marcus Warren @ marcus.warren@camps-us.com

  • 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 bjdufay@syr.edu or Elizabeth Rocha erocha@syr.edu

  • 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 a civilian advancement opportunities, that prepares service members, veterans, and spouses for industry-specific job training and certifications including job placement assistance. For more information see the Hawk Transition Center, Rm. 212 or call 253-477-4748/4743. Mandatory Briefings are held every Monday at 12 pm at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium (walk-ins welcome)

  • Employment Track POC, Shane Watson, Mitchel.s.watson.civ@mail.mil, (253) 477-4758.

  • Hire 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 at rcomer@uschamber.com 

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 www.camo2commerce.com.

 

  • Operation Good Jobs 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 www.goodwillwa.org/services/military-veterans  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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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 at www.workofhonor.comThey 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 http://bootstoshoes.org/,425-284-1453.

 

  • 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.

 

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