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Homeless Employment Program (HEP) Tue., May 14, 10 – 11am

Homeless Employment Program (HEP)

The Homeless Employment Program (HEP) is an employment program for folks who are experiencing homelessness. Some of the assistance includes job search, resume help, interview skills, money management, housing search and some supported services.

Tue., May 14, 10 – 11am
WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle
2024 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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Hiring alert: Home Depot seeking 1,200 workers in Seattle-Tacoma market

Home Depot is gearing up for a busy spring with plans to hire 1,200 workers for its Seattle-Tacoma market.

Hiring events will take place Saturday (Feb. 9) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all area stores.

The retailer recommends job seekers apply online ahead of time. Go to careers.homedepot.com select “Learn More,” enter your desired location (CITY, STATE) and click “Search Jobs.”

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MARCH 9, 2017 – Community Resource Exchange

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

9 a.m. — 2 p.m.
CenturyLink, East Hall
The Community Resource Exchange took place on March 9, 2017 at CenturyLink, East Hall. People who are homeless got connected with essential hygiene items and services. Haircuts, housing help and mammograms—those barely scratch the surface of the impact this event has.

See why this event is called the “best day ever!”

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Work Source: Basic Computer Skills October 7, 2016

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This workshop goes over the basics of computer hardware, basic keyboard and mouse skills, using Microsoft Word and using the Internet for job search.

Limited space is available.
* This workshop provides job search credit for individuals claiming Unemployment Insurance benefits.

Fri., Oct. 7, 9:30am – 12pm

WorkSource Affiliate Rainier
2531 Rainier Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144

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May 5 – Youth 16-24 Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair !

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Your Future Starts Here Seattle & King County.

Are you between 16 and 24 and not in school or working?

More than 30 national and local companies want to hire you!

Register now!

Hundreds of Interviews & On the Spot Offers –
Register TODAY to guarantee your interview!

When: May 5th, 9 am to 4 pm – Come for most of the day or just a few hours

Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave, Seattle, WA 98134

What: Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair – Access everything you need to help with your job search or education

Meet and interview with more than 30 companies
Practice your interview skills with one-on-one coaching
Create or improve your resume with personalized support
Get help with job applications
Learn about options to complete high school and explore college
Tap into legal resources for youth involved with the justice system or interested in immigration services
Find a mentor, a job training program, and much more!
FREE FOOD!

Looking for a ride to the Opportunity Fair? Lyft is providing up to $50 of ride share credit for registered attendees who are new users and over 18 years old. Click here to get your ride code! Under 18 or not a new user to Lyft? Bus passes will also be available at the fair.

Follow the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative on Facebook or Twitter for updates. You’ll also find great tools to help you get ready at http://www.startsomewhere.org.

Looking for a flyer about the fair? Click here to download.

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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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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

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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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2016 Student Teen Employment Preparation – S.T.E.P.

Student Teen Employment Preparation – S.T.E.P.

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Download application

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Work Location:
Various parks, facilities, and programs throughout Seattle

Eligibility Requirements:
STEP is open to teens 14 – 19 years of age and you must be able to provide documentation of eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants must live in Seattle city limits, or attend a Seattle Public School.

Stipend:
$599.00

Summer 2016 Program dates:
July 6 – August 14

For more information contact 206-684-4575 or teen.programs@seattle.gov.

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Tacoma Construction and Design Entrepreneurs (CDE)

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Tacoma Construction and Design Entrepreneurs (CDE)

When: January 15, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Where: NEW LOCATION Double Tree –
16500 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA 98188

Cost: Free
Contact: Skanska
503-382-0935

Objective: The Construction & Design Entrepreneurs meeting is held the third Friday of each month.

The City of Tacoma will host this event on even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) and the City of Seattle will host on odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November). is meeting is oriented towards upcoming projects and opportunities for businesses in those bids, but every business type is welcome to attend. is meeting brings minority-owned, woman-owned and emerging small business owners together with experts and leaders in business, government and other areas vital to business.

Attendees of the meeting share common issues and learn about business trends, opportunities and resources. It is a great opportunity to network and establish relationships with other business owners.

Each month we have speakers on the agenda to discuss and present local construction projects and give updates on issues related to the community. is event is free and open to the public. Opportunities from Proposed Attendees in the Millions

Agencies: City of Seattle, Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, King County, City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Pierce County, OMWBE (Just to name a few)

Primes: Skanska, Howard S. Wright-Balfour Beatty, Ho man, Turner, Mackenzie, Absher… Certification: DBE, 8A, SCS, VOSB, ANC…

Agenda: 7:30 – 7:50 am Meeting begins –

Objectives and format 7:50 – 8:20 am Six second introductions and pre-approved money announcements
8:20 – 8:25 am Safety Moment 8:25 – 8:30 am Sustainability Moment 8:30 – 8:50 am Guest speaker – Absher and Point Ruston
8:50 – 8:55 am Sponsor Moment
8:55 – 9:00 am Summary and adjourn

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