UPCOMING EVENTS

These events are designed to help job seekers upgrade skills, practice interviewing or résumé writing, and connect with employers. They are being provided free of cost by community partners unless otherwise specified, will typically require an advance registration, and may be offered on a variety of different platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Teams, which may require that you have access to that app on your device. Hiring events often ask that you submit a résumé before the date of the event in order to be considered for a same day interview. Events marked with an asterisk (*) are being held in-person. Please read all registration information carefully.

Strategies For Success (Module 3) | Monday, May 10th – Thursday, May 13th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 3: Communication – Communication is a skill that never stops growing! Come learn how to improve your skills and odds of landing that next job!

Learn about interpersonal and business communication and discover your own style
Develop better listening, writing, computer and presentation skills
Find out about verbal & non-verbal cues, practice conflict resolution and get tips on emotional control
Get tips on how to present yourself the right way on the phone, in email and on social media.

Career Boost – Roofing | Monday, May 10th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

Learn what the job market has to offer and what industries are in demand. Join us as we take a deep dive into what the job market has to offer YOU today! Career Boosts are designed to connect you with industry pros and companies ready to hire!

CAT/TB Orientation | Tuesday, May 11th | 10:00am-11:30am | FREE

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your Career Path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) or Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful TB or CAT application. There is an agenda when you sign up to let you know what we will be covering. Handouts will be sent to you after the orientation with additional information that will be helpful when completing your CAT or TB Application.

Professional Branding | Tuesday, May 11th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Let’s polish your cover letter, resume, online and social media presence. Join us as we cover how to make sure you always put your best BRAND forward.

*FedEx Hiring Event | Tuesday, May 11th | 11:00am-2:00pm | FREE

FedEx Freight is one of the four divisions of FedEx Corporate, which consists of FedEx Freight, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Office. FedEx was founded in 1971 and is a world leader in international package and freight shipping and is a Fortune 50 company. FedEx has the world’s 2nd largest trucking fleet and operates the largest airline, in terms of freight tons flown.

Currently seeking clerks, freight handlers, operators, and drivers for our Kent facility. RSVP to reserve your interview time today!

Roofers Virtual Hiring Event | Tuesday, May 11th | 11:15am-1:15pm | FREE

Pierce County Roofers is looking for Roofers Apprentices! This organization trains and places Roofers Apprentices with different contractors where an individual will apprentice with them. They also simultaneously start a training program through Clover Park that trains them on the basics of roofing. This is there to help a person succeed in their apprenticeship and allows the person the ability to get to a journeyman level.

Apprentices are paid a starting pay of $22.53 an hour. Pay is bumped up every thousand hours until an individual reaches journeyman level. This is living wage pay, that can allow individuals the ability to live a high quality of life. *The Pierce County Roofers are a proud second chance employer.

Built Environment Virtual Career Fair | Tuesday, May 11th | 2:00pm-5:00pm | FREE

Interested in advancing to the Built Environment career field? Sustainability and building operation opportunities are in demand! Meet companies ready to hire NOW.

Opportunities include Facilities Management Professional, Building Tune-up Specialist, Commissioning Agent, Resource Conservation Manager, Energy Analyst, Sustainability Specialist, Project Manager, Facility Engineer, Capital Program Manager, Energy Management Leader, and more. Join WorkSource’s virtual, FREE Built Environment Career Fair to chat one-on-one with employers and present your best resume. Job seekers may connect to employer representatives by IM chat, audio, and/or video.

*O’Reilly Hiring Event | Wednesday, May 12th | 10:00am-4:00pm | FREE

O’Reilly Auto parts is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States serving both the professional service providers and do-it-yourself retail customers. We are currently hiring for drivers and material handlers for our Puyallup distribution center. RSVP today: a member of human resources will reach out to you to schedule a time to interview. We will be interviewing applicants by scheduled interviews only.

*FedEx Hiring Event | Wednesday, May 12th | 3:00pm-7:00pm | FREE

FedEx Freight is one of the four divisions of FedEx Corporate, which consists of FedEx Freight, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Office. FedEx was founded in 1971 and is a world leader in international package and freight shipping and is a Fortune 50 company. FedEx has the world’s 2nd largest trucking fleet and operates the largest airline, in terms of freight tons flown.

Currently seeking clerks, freight handlers, operators, and drivers for our Kent facility. RSVP to reserve your interview time today!

Hire Pierce County Virtual Job Fair | Thursday, May 13th | 9:00am-1:00pm | FREE

Our goal is to connect employers with job seekers and job seekers to employers. At this free virtual job fair, you will connect with employers throughout Pierce County who are ready to hire right now. Multiple employers have come together to share information about job opportunities ranging from healthcare to manufacturing and everything in between. You don’t want to miss this event!

This event is open to the public. Registration is required. Once registered, you will be able to create a personal profile and upload a resume. We recommend entering as much information as possible about your job skills and interests to get the most from this event.

CitiStaff Virtual Hiring Event | Thursday, May 13th | 10:00am-11:00am | FREE

CitiStaff Solutions is one of the leading companies in the staffing industry. CitiStaff Solutions is hiring for 10+ WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATES, PICKERS/ PACKERS, MACHINE OPERATORS, FORKLIFT DRIVERS. Needed immediately!

Career Boost – Transportation | Thursday, May 13th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

Learn what the job market has to offer and what industries are in demand. Join us as we take a deep dive into what the job market has to offer YOU today! Career Boosts are designed to connect you with industry pros and companies ready to hire!

Providence Healthcare Virtual Hiring Event | Thursday, May 13th | 9:00am-3:00pm | FREE

Providence Health & Services is the largest health care provider in Washington state. Our not-for-profit network includes hospitals, physicians, clinics, care centers, hospice and home health programs and diverse community services across Washington.

We are currently seeking full and part-time CNAs at our locations in Olympia, Centralia and Everett. RSVP today to reserve your interview time!

ANEW Pre-Apprenticeship Info Session | Thursday, May 13th | 3:00pm | FREE

Interested in learning about careers in construction? Want to get started today? Join us for 4 weeks of classes for adults where you can earn industry recognized certifications like; Osha 10, flagger, and forklift! To find out more or to get enrolled join us in one of our info sessions!

Técnicas para Entrevistas | Friday, May 14th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Usted podría tener el mejor resume pero si no actúa bien en una entrevista, no importará. El poder controlar una entrevista de trabajo es una necesidad para cualquier buscador de empleo. Es imperativo el saber qué buscan los empleadores y estar preparado para la entrevista. En este taller aprenderá técnicas de entrevista y tendrá la oportunidad de practicar las preguntas más frecuentes, y algunas veces difíciles, pero en un ambiente de apoyo mutuo y realístico.

Résumé and Cover Letter | Friday, May 14th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Please go to WorkSourceWA.com and create your account prior to attending this workshop.

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, May 14th | 1:30pm-2:30pm | FREE

Explore education and training programs available through the Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges including: Certificate, Associate Degrees, Applied Bachelor Degrees, GED/HS21, Apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeship, and Continuing Education. College representatives will explain available funding options and other general college information to help you get started today.

Interviewing Techniques | Monday, May 17th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

You might have the best résumé ever, but if you don’t interview well, it won’t matter. Being able to handle a job interview is a necessity for any job seeker. Knowing what employers are looking for and being prepared are absolute musts. In this workshop, you will learn valuable interviewing tips and have the chance to practice answers to frequently asked—and sometimes difficult—questions in a supportive, realistic environment.

Strategies For Success (Module 4) | Monday, May 17th – Thursday, May 20th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 4: Personal strength builders – What makes you shine? Explore the skills it takes for work-place success (and grow the ones you already have)!

Learn how to improve your attitude, find motivation, overcome fears, plan for success, improve your situation and create great time management skills
Explore how to project self-worth, integrity, flexibility and adaptability
Get hold of your finances by forming good spending habits, getting rid of bad behaviors and become financially literate

*Warehouse Hiring Event | Tuesday, May 18th | Application deadline is May 13th | FREE

Bunzl is an essential business and we are busier than ever. We are immediately hiring full-time team members for our warehouse in Sumner. Warehouse Order Selectors will perform a variety of functions that may include receiving and processing incoming stock, picking and filling orders from stock, packing and shipping orders, or managing, organizing and retrieving stock in the warehouse. Apply on our site by May 13th to be invited to this hiring event!

CAT/TB Orientation | Tuesday, May 18th | 10:00am-11:30am | FREE

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your Career Path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) or Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful TB or CAT application. There is an agenda when you sign up to let you know what we will be covering. Handouts will be sent to you after the orientation with additional information that will be helpful when completing your CAT or TB Application.

Job Search Strategies | Tuesday, May 18th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Plan the work and work the plan! We will cover steps to take to create a strong plan of action to get back to work.

Career Boost – IT | Tuesday, May 18th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

Learn what the job market has to offer and what industries are in demand. Join us as we take a deep dive into what the job market has to offer YOU today! Career Boosts are designed to connect you with industry pros and companies ready to hire!

TruFit Staffing Virtual Hiring Event | Tuesday, May 18th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

TruFit Staffing is coming to WorkSource Pierce again! Look them up online. They are one of the only staffing agencies with over a 4.5-star rating in Pierce County. They will be using this event to hire for two different positions. Reefer Techs (Refrigeration Trailer Technician) and for Class A CDL Drivers.

Habilidades y Capacidades | Wednesday, May 19th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

¿Cuáles son sus habilidades? ¿Cómo puede transferir sus habilidades de un sitio de trabajo a otro? En este taller, aprenderá a identificar, demonstrar y presentar sus destrezas y cualidades. Aprenderá sobre como presentarse a empleadores de una manera breve y de alto impacto mediante la creación de un “comercial” personal.

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, May 19th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) assists job seekers with accessing employment, education, training, and other supports they need to meet employers’ requirements and succeed in our labor market.

Time to bet on you! Come learn about WIOA services.

Quick Connections to New Careers | Wednesday, May 19th | 12:00pm-1:30pm | FREE

Learn what the job market has to offer and what industries are in demand so that you can pivot from one career to another successfully. Join us as we take a deep dive into what the job market has to offer YOU today! Designed to connect you with industry pros and companies ready to hire!

Perfecting Applications | Thursday, May 20th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

An important part of any job search is to understand the employer’s point of view. In this workshop, you’ll learn how employers read applications and how to be better prepared to meet an employer’s expectations. The workshop explores how to organize and communicate your skills and abilities in a way that stands out from the crowd. You’ll leave the workshop with a master application that’s helpful when filling out paper and electronic applications, and start you on your way to developing a résumé.

IT Career Day | Thursday, May 20th | 11:00am-3:00pm | FREE

Join us to meet and hear from various employers in the region about IT Careers.

    • Meet local, state and national employers
    • Learn about the wide variety of IT jobs—local and remote!

Companies include L&I, Hyundai, Focal-Point Risk, WaTECH, and MORE!

Layoff Assistance Session | Friday, May 21st | 10:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Career planning with a criminal background can be a daunting task, luckily we’re in your corner! Join us  for our Chance for Change career boost. We’ll be partnering with experts to help you get a career plan in place and give you the steps to make it happen.

Strategies For Success (Module 5) | Monday, May 24th – Thursday, May 27th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 5: Community engagement – Why are we such social creatures? We will show you how communities can lift each other up and how even the tiniest gestures can change the world!

Discover what it means when people talk about an individual’s culture or self-identity, and what it means to be sensitive to it
Learn about your personal and social rights, demonstrating citizenship and civic engagement

CAT/TB Orientation | Tuesday, May 25th | 10:00am-11:30am | FREE

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your Career Path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) or Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful TB or CAT application. There is an agenda when you sign up to let you know what we will be covering. Handouts will be sent to you after the orientation with additional information that will be helpful when completing your CAT or TB Application.

Interview Techniques | Tuesday, May 25th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Learn helpful tips to ace an interview. We will also cover the 60-second Commercial and the STAR technique.

City Jobs: A NeoGov Help Session | Tuesday, May 25th | 12:30pm-2:00pm | FREE

Presented in partnership with City of Tacoma.

City of Tacoma has a wide range of career opportunities. Are you interested in applying? What important information should you have to be a successful candidate?

A representative from City of Tacoma’s Human Resources department has the information you need. In addition to the City Jobs resources, the session offers a workshop on workplace diversity.

ANEW Pre-Apprenticeship Info Session | Tuesday, May 25th | 3:00pm | FREE

Interested in learning about careers in construction? Want to get started today? Join us for 4 weeks of classes for adults where you can earn industry recognized certifications like; Osha 10, flagger, and forklift! To find out more or to get enrolled join us in one of our info sessions!

Estrategias de Búsqueda de Empleo | Wednesday, May 26th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Conocer a los empleadores en su área y crear una estrategia para orientar su búsqueda de empleo es la clave del éxito. En la clase Estrategias de búsqueda de empleo, aprenderá una variedad de métodos de búsqueda de empleo! Esta clase proporciona consejos sobre el valor de la información del mercado laboral e introduce otras estrategias como redes sociales con meta de trabajo, entrevistas informativas y el uso de Internet para localizar ofertas de trabajo.

Career Boost – Entrepreneurship | Wednesday, May 26th | 1:00pm-2:00pm | FREE

Learn what the market has to offer and what industries are in demand. Join us as we take a deep dive into what the job market has to offer YOU as an entrepreneur today! Career Boosts are designed to connect you with industry pros and companies ready to hire!

Résumé and Cover Letter | Thursday, May 27th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Successful job seekers take the time to learn what employers want. Learn how two of the four primary pieces of job-search-related communication convey to a prospective employer who you are, what you know and what you have to offer. Learn which résumé and cover letter formats best display your skills, knowledge and abilities in order to attract employers and lead to more interviews! Please go to WorkSourceWA.com and create your account prior to attending this workshop.

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, May 28th | 1:30pm-2:30pm | FREE

Explore education and training programs available through the Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges including: Certificate, Associate Degrees, Applied Bachelor Degrees, GED/HS21, Apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeship, and Continuing Education. College representatives will explain available funding options and other general college information to help you get started today.

CAT/TB Orientation | Tuesday, June 1st | 10:00am-11:30am | FREE

Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits and considering enrolling in some additional training to enhance your skills or to change your Career Path? If so, you will need to apply for Commissioner Approved Training (CAT) or Training Benefits (TB). This workshop will guide you through the requirements, processes, and research needed to submit a successful TB or CAT application. There is an agenda when you sign up to let you know what we will be covering. Handouts will be sent to you after the orientation with additional information that will be helpful when completing your CAT or TB Application.

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, June 2nd | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) assists job seekers with accessing employment, education, training, and other supports they need to meet employers’ requirements and succeed in our labor market.

Time to bet on you! Come learn about WIOA services.

Layoff Assistance Session | Friday, June 4th | 10:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Career planning with a criminal background can be a daunting task, luckily we’re in your corner! Join us  for our Chance for Change career boost. We’ll be partnering with experts to help you get a career plan in place and give you the steps to make it happen.

Strategies For Success (Module 6) | Monday, June 7th – Thursday, June 10th

9:00am-12:00pm daily | FREE

Module 6: Work concepts II – You found the perfect job; now let us talk about how to land and keep it!

Learn how to multitask and stay motivated
Explore your personal leadership and organization skills
Learn to evaluate trauma vs. drama and how to manage the unexpected
Understand cognitive bias and how it impacts every decision we make
Develop a solid vision for a professional future

ANEW Pre-Apprenticeship Info Session | Monday, June 7th | 12:30pm | FREE

Interested in learning about careers in construction? Want to get started today? Join us for 4 weeks of classes for adults where you can earn industry recognized certifications like; Osha 10, flagger, and forklift! To find out more or to get enrolled join us in one of our info sessions!

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, June 11th | 1:30pm-2:30pm | FREE

Explore education and training programs available through the Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges including: Certificate, Associate Degrees, Applied Bachelor Degrees, GED/HS21, Apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeship, and Continuing Education. College representatives will explain available funding options and other general college information to help you get started today.

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, June 16th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) assists job seekers with accessing employment, education, training, and other supports they need to meet employers’ requirements and succeed in our labor market.

Time to bet on you! Come learn about WIOA services.

ANEW Pre-Apprenticeship Info Session | Thursday, June 17th | 4:30pm | FREE

Interested in learning about careers in construction? Want to get started today? Join us for 4 weeks of classes for adults where you can earn industry recognized certifications like; Osha 10, flagger, and forklift! To find out more or to get enrolled join us in one of our info sessions!

Layoff Assistance Session | Friday, June 18th | 10:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Career planning with a criminal background can be a daunting task, luckily we’re in your corner! Join us  for our Chance for Change career boost. We’ll be partnering with experts to help you get a career plan in place and give you the steps to make it happen.

City Jobs: A NeoGov Help Session | Tuesday, June 22nd | 12:30pm-2:00pm | FREE

Presented in partnership with City of Tacoma.

City of Tacoma has a wide range of career opportunities. Are you interested in applying? What important information should you have to be a successful candidate?

A representative from City of Tacoma’s Human Resources department has the information you need. In addition to the City Jobs resources, the session offers a workshop on workplace diversity.

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, June 25th | 1:30pm-2:30pm | FREE

Explore education and training programs available through the Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges including: Certificate, Associate Degrees, Applied Bachelor Degrees, GED/HS21, Apprenticeship/pre-apprenticeship, and Continuing Education. College representatives will explain available funding options and other general college information to help you get started today.

Tuesdays @ 2 | Tuesday, June 29th | 2:00pm-3:00pm | FREE

JBLM Opportunities Unlimited’s weekly Facebook Live segment. This week’s topic: American Corporate Partners (ACP). Join via Facebook.

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, June 30th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) assists job seekers with accessing employment, education, training, and other supports they need to meet employers’ requirements and succeed in our labor market.

Time to bet on you! Come learn about WIOA services.

The events above are offered by community partners and outside organizations, and are not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with the Pierce County Library System.