Catholic Community Services Emergency Assistance Program

The Emergency Assistance program helps families, single adults, seniors, and people with disabilities with a variety of emergency and basic needs. Services include:

Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
Move-in Assistance
Utility Assistance and Shut-off Prevention
Information & Resource Referral
Short-term Case Management
Emergency Motel Vouchers (families with children under 18 only)
Food Bags and Cards (based on availability)
Bus Tickets (based on availability)
To access services please call the intake line for your geographic area for updated
information and eligibility.

Seattle and South King County:

Seattle and South King County
(253) 850-2523

East King County
(425) 213-1963 x2

Volunteer

1-888-649-6850

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Saturday July 16 – East Precinct Community Picnic

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You are invited to a community picnic with the Seattle Police and the neighborhood surrounding Powell Barnett Park next Saturday, July 16, 1pm to 4pm, at Powell Barnett Park, MLK JR Way, between E Yesler and E Cherry. This is a community policing/fun activity — music, hot dogs and ice cream, entertainment and door prizes.

East Precinct Community Picnic

WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 1:00 pm @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: Powell Barnett Park
Powell Barnett Park
352 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98122

See Event Website

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (the Opportunity Act) was signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014 after passing Congress with broad bipartisan support. The Opportunity Act reauthorizes and amends the Workforce Investment Act (1998) through important workforce system reforms.

The Opportunity Act empowers local areas and private sector-led workforce boards with the responsibility of developing a strategic, integrated plan that supports economic growth and labor force needs intended to grow the capacity and performance of the workforce system. Local Workforce Development Boards are required to develop a four-year plan that describes the strategies, programs, and activities they will carry out to implement the Opportunity Act.

The WDC has developed an action plan for Program Years 2016-2020 based on considerations of local workforce needs and thoughtful contributions from partners and stakeholders. The goals and objectives identified entail collaboration across the full span of the workforce development system and utilize the breadth of the system’s assets and expertise.

After many months of planning and community engagement, we are proud to present to you the 2016-2020 Seattle-King County Workforce Development Plan. The WDC welcomes comments and input. Per the guidelines, the plan will be available for public comment until May 31, 2016.

Please view the plan on the WDC website here: http://www.seakingwdc.org/local-workforce-plan-input

Danielle Wallace | Project Manager – Policy
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
2003 Western Avenue, Suite 250 | Seattle, WA 98121
dwallace@seakingwdc.org |206-448-0474 x 3002

Please view the plan on the WDC website here: http://www.seakingwdc.org/local-workforce-plan-input

National Workforce Development Week

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The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC) is celebrating National Workforce Development Week!

In honor of National Workforce Development Week, the WDC will be highlighting strategic partnerships with industry, education, community organizations, and labor within King County’s regional workforce development ecosystem. Join the conversation on Twitter to learn more about how business-led local workforce boards lead a system that is nimble, flexible, and adaptable to generate economic opportunity for businesses and job seekers in our community. Follow us at @SeattleKingWDC and #WorkforceDevWeek.

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Seattle Urban League ‘Career Bridge’ Program

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Please visit the Seattle Urban League Website

Career Bridge Overview

Career Bridge began in 2012, following a spate of gun violence and deaths in Seattle. Career Bridge was initially developed and piloted as a collaborative effort between the City of Seattle and community partners to address the disproportionate rates of violence and trauma research showed to be experienced by men of color, particularly African American men. Career Bridge was created to connect African-American men and other men of color who experience multiple barriers to employment, education and training with jobs, and other necessary support. Originally managed jointly by the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and Human Services Department, Career Bridge was developed through an ongoing partnership with community sponsors and supporters (a network of formal and informal groups with strong ties and existing relationships within the community).

This innovative and community-driven model recognizes and builds on the strengths of existing community networks. Strong personal relationships, grassroots implementation and participant empowerment through shared leadership and accountability differentiate Career Bridge from other services provided to its target population. The Career Bridge Program model brings together workforce training, social services, as well as grassroots community support networks in order to provide a relevant and comprehensive approach to assist participants attain the abilities and skills needed to achieve short-term economic and personal stability. Using a cohort model, individuals enter and progress through Career Bridge as a group.

Participants benefit from the mutual motivation, encouragement and collaborative learning that occurs within a cohort model.

Participants’ peers also become an important part of their network of support.

Class description

Classes are 80 hours (classes times: 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday)
Participants will receive 6 college credits through South Seattle College and a student ID# upon completion for continuing education.
$75 stipends paid to each participant per week for attendance.
There will be 2 days in each curriculum set aside for Community partners.
Job development services offered to Career Bridge participants through multiple resources.
Increased computer lab days to strengthen resume, cover letter, and online job search.
Increased training at Monroe Correctional Facility including work with Work Force development in prisons.

We understand that the best solution to crime prevention is a job. Career Bridge is the answer.

Click here to apply and call for an appointment at (206) 461-3792 Ext 3036.

Current Class Schedule

Start date—August 31st through September 25th
Class times—12:30PM to 4:30PM; Monday through Friday.
Computer lab days: Sep 7, 10, and 18.
All other days to be conducted in the open class room.
Total students 10-12 per class.

Graduation date: Tuesday, Sept 29th (held at Damascus Baptist Church Lower Banquet Room)

Program Model

Community Sponsors and Supporters: A key element of Career Bridge is the expectation that participants are referred by people who are well acquainted with them and committed to ongoing mentoring, leadership development, and problem solving support throughout the process.

Wrap-Around Support: Career Bridge recognizes the importance of and therefore helps facilitate participant’s connection to resources to address basic needs (i.e. food, transportation, housing, etc.), wrap services (i.e. childcare, utility assistance, etc.) and unsolved trauma (i.e. healthy relationships, mental health, substance use/abuse, etc.).

Employment & Career Training & Assistance: Career Bridge incorporates assistance with job readiness, job search, training, and labor market information. The program model facilitates ongoing assistance with job placement and connections to training needed for good-paying jobs that provide a pathway to long-term careers.

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Mayor’s Youth Employment Paid Summer Internships

Internship Duration: Internships typically run July 1 to august 19.

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Read more: Mayor’s Youth Employment Paid Summer Internships Inernships for Students

http://scholarship-positions.com

Mayor Murray is calling on Seattle employers to participate in the Mayor’s Youth Employment Initiative, which aims to improve connections between Seattle’s youth and employers, and increase employment

Opportunities for Seattle youth.

You can become a Proud Employer Partner in one of two ways:
1. Hire a youth intern at $11.00/hr to work part-time for 7-weeks in the Seattle Youth Employment Program, or

2. Make a contribution of $2,600 to support a youth internship slot.

Seattle Youth Employment Program – Summer Internships

7-week internship for youth ages, 16 to 24
Internships start on July 1 and end on August 19
Internship hours are up to 25 hours per week; for a total of 175 hours

All interns participate in job training preparation prior to internship and are supported by a youth staff member throughout the internship.

What can employers expect from the program?

A youth intern recruited and prepared by youth staff members for success in the workplace.

A single point of contact with a youth staff member who will work with the employer and the intern during the 7 week internship.

A match with a youth intern who best fits the skills requirements outlined by the employer.

Support for the young person on meeting employer expectations.
Support for the employer supervisor on how to best support the youth on the job.

Guidance and help with questions about hosting a youth intern.

Employers agree to:

Provide a structured work environment with clear tasks.
Provide supervision for a young person for 25 hours per week for 7 weeks this summer.
Participate in an employer supervisor orientation – in person or online.
Complete a background check.
Obtain a youth work permit for interns ages 16 and 17; (a 10-minute online application; permit is free).

Communicate with youth staff member weekly regarding intern’s engagement.

Questions? Contact Nancy Yamamoto in the Office of Economic Development: nancy.yamamoto@seattle.gov or 206-684-8189

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GET THESE JOBS PEOPLE! – Work Source Events Calendar

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Assessment & Interview Session
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Vancouver
5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite 15
Vancouver, WA 98661-7046

The United States Census Bureau is now hiring Field Representative Interviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

US Citizen
18+ years old
High school diploma/GED
6 months clerical, administrative, customer service, or related experience
Valid driver’s license

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How to Apply:

Call 1 (800) 992-3529 for an application packet AND
Attend this assessment and interview session!

Other Information:

$12.07 to $13.55 per hour
Schedule includes full time, part time and intermittent hours

Sponsor: US Census Bureau
Contact Phone: (800) 992-3529

Information and Application Session
Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 2pm
Location: WorkSource Pierce
1305 Tacoma Ave South, Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Xerox is now hiring 20+ Customer Service Representatives to work in the Lacey and Federal Way WA call centers. CSRs answer incoming calls providing information and solutions for wireless cell phone providers. If you enjoy talking with people and providing high quality technical services, attend this event! Xerox offers 7 weeks of paid training, great pay & benefits, and opportunity to advance your career after 6 months! Pay ranges from $9.50 to $13.00 per hour. Come prepared with your resume; dressed to apply and interview!

For a detailed job description, visit http://www.Go2WorkSource.com, choose Pierce County for location and search by job number WA2740670.

Requirements

High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
6+ months of continuous customer service experience
Basic computer/internet skills and ability to type 22 words per minute
Successful completion of employer training with a passing score
Contact Name: Robert Jonas
Contact Email: RJonas@esd.wa.gov

Information & Application Session
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 9am
Location: WorkSource Lakewood
5712 Main Street SW Suite 200
Lakewood, WA 98499

Natures Caretaker, a landscape service provider, is now hiring 12 Landscape General Laborers to join their team in Lakewood. These positions are full time, with benefits and offer starting pay of $13 to $15/per hour with more depending on experience. The Landscape General Laborer lifts up to 50lbs in all weather conditions performing landscape maintenance, use of power tools and driving a vehicle. This employer is a 100% drug free company.

Come prepared with your resume, dressed to impress, and ready to meet recruiters!

Requirements:
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
Previous general labor or construction related experience
Steel toed boots, jeans, and clean work shirts free of logos or slogans
Demonstrated ability to perform physical aspects of the job

For a detailed job description, visit http://www.Go2WorkSource.com, select Search by Job ID and type WA2740845
Contact Name: Robert Jonas
Contact Email: RJonas@esd.wa.gov

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CANCELLED!!!
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 9am – 3pm
Location: WorkSource Everett
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Room #413

Apollo Retail is looking for local store remodel and reset representatives within the Everett area.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Must be able to work alone or part of a crew in setting up new retail stores or store resets
Must have new store setup/store remodel experience or able to install fixtures and displays
Set up and reconfigure products in accordance with plan-o-grams or schematics
Ability to travel locally

Come and speak with the local representative on Friday, December 19th between 9am and 3pm who will be hiring on the spot!

Please bring I-9 Documents and Resume

No appointment necessary, walks-in welcome.

Please go to http://www.apolloretail.com to apply online
Sponsor: Apollo Retail Specialists
Contact Name: Rachel Gehrman
Contact Email: rgehrman@esd.wa.gov

Assessment & Interview Session
Monday, December 22, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Vancouver
5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Suite 15
Vancouver, WA 98661-7046

The United States Census Bureau is now hiring Field Representative Interviews.

Minimum Qualifications:

US Citizen
18+ years old
High school diploma/GED
6 months clerical, administrative, customer service, or related experience
Valid driver’s license

How to Apply:

Call 1 (800) 992-3529 for an application packet AND
Attend this assessment and interview session!

Other Information:

$12.07 to $13.55 per hour
Schedule includes full time, part time and intermittent hours

Sponsor: US Census Bureau
Contact Phone: (800) 992-3529

Hiring Event
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 8:30am
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

If you enjoy meeting people, the U.S. Census Bureau has a few openings for part-time field representatives. Field representatives are selected based on openings in the county or city in which they live. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Recruiting Bulletin LARO-14-00-001/002 http://www.census.gov…

Minimum qualifications include:
• Citizen of the United States. You mustpresent proof of identity and employment eligibility.
• Valid driver license and reliable vehicle to use for work.
• Pass the Basic Skills Test.
• Meet federal qualifications GG/GS-0303-03/04/05.
• Successfully complete mock and structured interview.

Wages: $12.87 to $14.45 per hour
Company hours: Hours & days, as scheduled

To apply: For more information and to reserve a space call:
800-992-3529 or send an email to los.angeles.jobs@census.gov
Sponsor: United States Census Bureau
Contact Phone: 800-992-3529
Contact Email: los.angeles.jobs@census.gov
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Liberty Tax Service Hiring Event

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | 1 – 4pm
Location: WorkSource Everett
3201 Smith Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Room #214

Liberty Tax Service is now hiring Call Center Representatives!
Bring your I-9 documents and Resume to the hiring event on December 23, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at WorkSource Everett.

Desired Skills:

Ability to deliver outstanding customer service
Excellent communication skills
Ability to problem solve
Attention to detail
Computer proficient and able to navigate online tools
Type 25 words per minute or more
Six months or more experience in a customer service environment
18 years of age or older
Have a flexible schedule 7 days a week
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred

You will receive incoming calls as well as make
outbound calls. Must be personable over the phone.
No cold calling or sales involved.
Training provided.

Sponsor: Liberty Tax Service
Contact Name: Rachel Gehrman
Contact Email: rgehrman@esd.wa.gov

Hiring Event
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 1pm
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

If you want to work for a family-oriented company that has a reputation for excellence, this job is for you! Elite Cleaning of Washington is recruiting many friendly, energetic, hardworking cleaning professionals to join its team!

Wages:
$10.00/hr to start, with periodic raises
Hours:
Mon-Fri and occasional weekends

To apply:
Attend the event at 1:00 p.m., dressed to impress with the following documents:
• Targeted resume
• 3 professional references

Check out job order number WA2733656 for more details.
Sponsor: Elite Cleaning of Washington
Contact Email: srosenberger@esd.wa.gov

Caregiver Hiring Event
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Location: WorkSource Thurston County
1570 Irving Street
Tumwater, WA 98512

Three sessions: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Full-time/part-time caregiver positions available!

Certified Nursing Assistant qualification is desirable. Provide caregiving help to adult clients with physical/intellectual disabilities living in residential homes. Assist clients with everyday living needs, such as cooking, dressing, bathing, good hygiene, house cleaning, medical appointments and grocery shopping.

Wages: $11.53/hr. (+ $.25 for CNA)
Hours & days, as scheduled.

To apply: Dress for success. Bring your résumé, two employer references and your shift availability.

Meet a company representative and learn about job opportunities. If you need help with your résumé, come by WorkSource Thurston in advance of the event.
Sponsor: KWA Home Care
Contact Email: srosenberger@esd.wa.gov
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Civilian Mariner Hiring Event – MSC Veterans Career Fair
Civilian Mariner Hiring Event – MSC Veterans Career Fair
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 10am – 12pm
Location: WorkSource Rainier
2531 Rainier Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144

Military Sealift Command (MSC) transports equipment and supplies to U.S. Forces worldwide. MCS seagoing positions offer CIVMARS (Civilian Mariner) on-the-job training, career advancement opportunities, steady pay and Federal benefits. CIVMARS work in state-of-the-art environments with excellent living accommodations.

MSC is actively recruiting for:
• First Officer
• Second Officer
• Third Officer
• First Asst. Engineer
• Second Asst. Engineer
• Third Asst. Engineer
• Refrigeration Engineer
• Deck Engineer Machinist
• Unlicensed Jr. Engineer
• Electronics Technician
• Chief Radio
• Electronics Technician
• Steward Cook
• Cook Baker
Sponsor: U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command
Contact Email: JoOrtiz@esd.wa.gov

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Community Outreach: United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington

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Community Outreach

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington is committed to effectively serving our community and engages in outreach in order to prevent crime, respond to community needs, and promote good citizenship. Through our outreach efforts, the office connects with local community groups and organizations to discuss ways our work affects them, and provide an avenue for members of the community to express issues of concern and report federal crimes or civil rights violations.

A number of outreach efforts are underway. In concert with the work of our Hate Crimes Task Force, the office is engaged in efforts to reach out to, and more fully engage, members of our Arab, Muslim, and Sikh communities whose members often find themselves targets of hate crimes. In addition, we actively work to address the public safety concerns of our 23 Native American tribes within the Western District of Washington. And we conduct extensive community outreach through law enforcement initiatives such as

Project Safe Childhood, which combats sexual exploitation crimes against children;

Project Safe Neighborhood, which focuses both on arresting and prosecuting serial criminals who illegally use or possess firearms, and assisting communities in addressing issues that, left unchecked, may lead to gun violence; and

The Washington Anti-Trafficking Advisory Committee, which is dedicated to identifying and rescuing trafficking victims, providing social services and immigration relief to victims, and fully investigating and prosecuting traffickers.

Should you have a question about, or wish to participate in, any one of our outreach efforts please call us at 206-553-7970. Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Bates directs our outreach efforts and other members of the staff lead specific initiatives, including:

Bruce Miyake, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Hate Crimes Task Force

Jerrod Patterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Project Safe Childhood Coordinator

Jill Otake, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Project Safe Neighborhood Coordinator

Susie Roe, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Tribal Outreach Coordinator

Ye-Ting Woo, Assistant U.S. Attorney – Washington Anti-Trafficking Advisory Committee

The U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, along with other office staff, regularly speak at community meetings, local events and schools throughout Washington regarding the work of the officeUSAO as well as specific law enforcement or crime prevention issues of interest. To request a guest speaker contact Public Affairs Officer Emily Langlie at Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov or 206-553-4110.

Seattle “May Day” Preparations Briefing at Public Safety

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EVENT DATE: April 16, 2014 2 p.m.

SEATTLE – Councilmember Bruce Harrell, chair of the Council’s Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee, will host a briefing regarding the Seattle Police Department’s preparation plan to ensure peaceful and orderly demonstrations on “May Day,” May 1st.

WHAT: “May Day” Preparations Briefing at Public Safety, Civil Rights and Technology Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Council Chambers, 2nd floor
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle 98104

WHO: Harry Bailey, Interim Chief of Police, Seattle Police Department
Chris Fowler, West Precinct Captain, Seattle Police Department
Barb Graff, Director, Office of Emergency Management

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ONLY ON KIRO 7: Socialist councilwoman Kshama Sawant details $15 minimum wage plan

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Seattle’s new Socialist council member details her new plans to ramp up the pressure for a $15 an hour minimum wage– so workers won’t have to compromise.

Kshama Sawant had her first meeting today as a member of the mayor’s advisory committee on a higher minimum wage.

She says it’s too early to tell how that process will turn out, so she’s organizing workers so that she can deal from a position of greater strength.

“If we want to see $15 an hour become a reality in Seattle for all the workers who need them, then the workers themselves need to be part of that movement..”

See the Kshama Sawant interview