More than 30 major companies to host youth opportunity job fair in Seattle

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On May 5, more than 30 major companies will host a hiring fair for youth at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The job fair is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of top U.S. companies that is expanding its national youth hiring movement to Seattle. Together, they will interview hundreds of 16-24 year olds from King County who are disconnected from employment and education in an effort to connect them with meaningful job opportunities and a pathway to success.

Interested candidates are invited to register for free and pre-schedule their interviews for the May 5 event at http://www.100kOpportunities.org/Seattle.

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Thank you! East Precinct bike officers Chris Myers and Drew Fowler Save a Life

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From: SPD website

As a reminder, Washington law provides immunity from criminal drug possession charges for anyone seeking medical aid for themselves or someone else experiencing an overdose.

Officers Save Another Life With Overdose Reversal Drug

Written by Jonah Spangenthal-Lee on April 28, 2016 12:37 pm

For the second time in as many weeks, Seattle police officers have used a life-saving medication to stop a potentially fatal overdose.

Around 2:30 PM Wednesday, East Precinct bike officers Chris Myers and Drew Fowler were patrol near Broadway and East Pike Street when they spotted a 33-year-old man sprawled on the ground in a doorway.

As officers Meyers and Fowler approached the man, they noticed he was foaming at the mouth and convulsing. The man’s eyes were wide open, but he was unresponsive to officers and did not appear to be breathing.

A witness at the scene told police the man had taken a pill a short time earlier so Officer Myers, believing the man was suffering from an opioid overdose, administered a dose of Naloxone. Moments after receiving the drug, the 33-year-old immediately rolled over and regained consciousness.

Seattle Fire Department medics arrived at the scene but the man declined further treatment and walked away under his own power.

This incident will become part of the University of Washington‘s ongoing study into SPD’s use of Narcan/Naloxone.

SPD Bike officers to be trained and equipped with Nasal Naloxone

Today the Seattle Police Department, together with The Marah Project

Jobs Connect: United Way of King County, City of Seattle, Millionair Club Charity and Downtown Seattle Association

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United Way of King County, City of Seattle, Millionair Club Charity and Downtown Seattle Association launch Jobs Connect employment project for homeless individuals

March 23, 2016 by Office of the Mayor

United Way of King County CEO Jon Fine, joined by Mayor Ed Murray and representatives from the Millionair Club Charity and the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) today launched Jobs Connect, a program which connects people living on the streets in downtown Seattle to work.

“We have people on the street who want to work, jobs going unfulfilled and many generous residents who want to help,” said Jon Fine of United Way of King County. “Jobs Connect is an effective solution, with the potential to create an upward spiral in someone’s life that can make a real impact. “

With the homelessness state of emergency declared in our region, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray with King County Executive Dow Constantine committed new resources to help meet the immediate needs of people experiencing homelessness with additional outreach, services and shelter.

“As a community we have lifted thousands of people off of the street and prevented tens of thousands more from becoming homeless,” said Fine. “But homelessness is complex and pervasive and this crisis calls for new and innovative ways to get people back on their feet.”

While no single approach can meet needs of all the people living outside, complementary strategies can have a significant impact in moving people from homelessness to stability. Successfully working and being paid for your labor can have an extremely positive effect on a person, particularly in contrast to the isolating experience of life on the streets.

“We must shift the focus to longer-term solutions to homelessness, more than mats on the floor,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “We must talk about opportunity and hope for the future. I want to thank all the private employers who are making these job opportunities available. You are giving a precious gift – a brighter tomorrow.”

Economic conditions in our region make this an ideal time to launch the program, as demand for short-term employees is not currently being met. The Millionair Club currently leaves requests for employment unfilled during peak seasons.

Utilizing a mobile strategy, Millionair Club Charity outreach workers are circulating through downtown on foot and in Jobs Connect vans, focused on engaging and enrolling visible individuals.

Supportive services and assistance are provided to eliminate the common barriers that prevent many homeless people from working such as transportation, access to certification, storage of personal items and hygiene facilities. The connection is rapid, with an assessment and services being delivered on day one, and on-the-job paid training beginning at $12 per hour on the second day.

“People who are living unsheltered find it hard to believe that they’re employable,” points out Millionair Club Charity Executive Director, Jim Miller. “Their clothes are dirty; they’re cold, hungry, and have a backpack they have to carry around at all times with all their possessions. Jobs Connect gives us the power to take our message to them where they’re living, bring them back to the Millionair Club Charity, and give them the support they need to be job ready. It’s an amazingly empowering message for people at their lowest ebb of confidence – and one that will hopefully be the start to getting them into a job and housing.”

At launch, The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID), managed by the Downtown Seattle Association, is the anchor employer for Jobs Connect, offering work with the DSA/MID Clean Team. The clean team patrols the streets of downtown, picking up trash, removing graffiti and pressure-washing sidewalks, among other tasks. The MID identifies how many workers are needed the following day and fills those jobs with Jobs Connect participants.

“The Jobs Connect program allows our DSA/MID Clean Team to cover more ground and keep downtown clean, but there’s also a larger need that’s being met,” said DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes. “This program helps provide a path toward housing and stability to get people on a track that will improve their lives. We’re thrilled to be an anchor employer and to partner with these organizations to address homelessness in our city. The scope of the challenge we face around homelessness requires that we collaborate on new approaches.”

As the program grows to scale, additional downtown employers will be identified who employ workers on an ‘as need basis’ as well as additional employment specialists, outreach workers and Jobs Connect vans.

As the program grows to scale, Jobs Connect is seeking additional anchor employers with ‘as needed’ positions to be filled.

Start-up costs for Jobs Connect have already been raised with an initial investment of $92,000 from the City of Seattle, and an additional $85,800 raised from private philanthropy through United Way of King County. United Way plans to raise an additional $248,300 by July 1, 2016 to significantly expand the program.

Expected first year client contact will number 3,000 individuals with a take up rate of 40 percent.

To learn more about the Jobs Connect program

Concerning homeless youth prevention and protection.

HB 1436 – 2015-16

Concerning homeless youth prevention and protection.

History of the Bill

Sponsors: Representatives Kagi, Zeiger, Robinson, Walsh, Walkinshaw, Pettigrew, Senn, Johnson, Orwall, Ortiz-Self, Reykdal, Carlyle, Gregerson, Appleton, Fitzgibbon, Ormsby, Clibborn, Jinkins, Bergquist, Goodman, McBride, Pollet, Riccelli, Kilduff
By Request: Governor Inslee
Companion Bill: SB 5404

2015 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 21 First reading, referred to Early Learning & Human Services (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Feb 4 Public hearing in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 10 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
ELHS – Executive action taken by committee.
ELHS – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 12 Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 24 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP – Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 27 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Mar 3 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 4 2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 15). (View 2nd Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 62; nays, 36; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Mar 6 First reading, referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.
Mar 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services and Mental Health & Housing at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 24 By resolution, returned to House Rules Committee for third reading.
2015 1ST SPECIAL SESSION
IN THE HOUSE
Apr 29 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
2015 2ND SPECIAL SESSION
May 29 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
2015 3RD SPECIAL SESSION
Jun 28 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2015&bill=1436

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

JOBS3

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.

One of three CD Nickelsville camps evicted

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A bid for independence ended in a weekend eviction for one of the three Nickelsville camp sites in the Central District.

Residents at the Legion of Hope Encampment at 22nd and Cherry were notified of Cherry Hill Baptist Church’s decision to evict the camp following a vote by campers to break away from the structure of the Nickelsville sites.

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