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.

Job Search Strategies | Tuesday, September 7th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings.

Reinventing YOU | Tuesday, September 7th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Starting fresh? Maybe you are starting NEW! Join us to learn how to start the process of gaining a career in a new industry with confidence!

Interviewing Techniques | Tuesday, September 7th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | 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.

Perfecting Applications | Wednesday, September 8th | 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.

*Quala Hiring Event | Wednesday, September 8th | 10:00am-6:00pm | FREE

Join a growing company that offers a competitive starting wage, excellent benefits, and growth opportunities! Quala prides itself on promotion from within the company and offers competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package, and we’re looking for full-time technicians to join our team. Apply online prior to attending to save time and we’ll see you there!

Taco Time Virtual Hiring Event | Wednesday, September 8th | 10:00am-6:00pm | FREE

Neltac, Inc. is a family business that owns eleven Taco Time NW franchises in the south Puget Sound area. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service as well as quality product, and we’d like you to join our team. RSVP today to reserve your interview!

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, September 8th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Time to bet on you! Come learn more about the Workforce Innovations & Opportunities Act, and how you as an Adult or Dislocated Worker may qualify for free training or other services to restart, boost, or reimagine your career!

Skills & Abilities Analysis | Wednesday, September 8th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial – a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers.

*OnTrac Warehouse Hiring Event | Thursday, September 9th | 7:00am-11:00am | FREE

Please help us reach communities with the goods they need during the COVID-19 outbreak. You are needed now more than ever!  Join our team as a package handler or warehouse worker and earn great benefits, including sign on bonus, weekly pay, medical/dental/vision coverage and more! Apply online now to secure your interview/in-person tour!

Visiting Physicians Virtual Hiring Event | Thursday, September 9th

10:00am-4:00pm | FREE

Through compassionate patient-centered care in the home; we will provide exceptional outcomes across our continuum of services. We are currently looking for dedicated professionals to join our team; positions include Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, and Schedulers. Please RSVP today and join us on the 9th for a virtual interview.

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop | Thursday, September 9th | 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!

Perfeccionamiento de Solicitudes | Friday, September 10th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Una parte importante de cualquier búsqueda de trabajo es de comprender el punto de vista del empleador. En este taller, aprenderá cómo empleadores leen aplicaciones, y como prepararse mejor para cumplir con los requisitos del empleador. Aprenderá cómo organizar, escribir, y comunicar sus habilidades y capacidades de una manera que conseguirá la atención de empleadores.

Taco Time Virtual Hiring Event | Friday, September 10th | 10:00am-6:00pm | FREE

Neltac, Inc. is a family business that owns eleven Taco Time NW franchises in the south Puget Sound area. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service as well as quality product, and we’d like you to join our team. RSVP today to reserve your interview!

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, September 10th | 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.

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop | Monday, September 13th | 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!

Strategies For Success (Module 5) | Monday, September 13th – Thursday, September 16th

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

Job Search Strategies | Tuesday, September 14th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings.

Financial Empowerment Workshop | Tuesday, September 14th | 10:00am-11:00am | FREE

Get in the driver’s seat and take control of your financial well-being. Join us and find out what financial empowerment is all about! Presented by Harborstone Credit Union in partnership with WorkSource Pierce – get a qualified credit toward your job search AND learn valuable skills to help make the most of your financial future!

Finding the Hidden Job Market | Tuesday, September 14th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Did you know only 20% of jobs are gained through applying for a posted position? The other 80% are referred to as the “Hidden Job Market.” This workshop will help you understand and access the majority of jobs available.

It’s Your Business… Get Started! | Tuesday, September 14th | 1:00pm-3:00pm | FREE

Want to be an entrepreneur and start your own business… but afraid to? Well, this is the workshop for you!

• Learn how to understand and manage the fear associated with starting a business.
• Understand why more people should seriously consider entrepreneurship in the 21st century.
• We will discuss the lowered cost and barriers to starting a business.
• Learn about available resources to help you start your business.

Perfecting Applications | Wednesday, September 15th | 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.

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, September 15th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Time to bet on you! Come learn more about the Workforce Innovations & Opportunities Act, and how you as an Adult or Dislocated Worker may qualify for free training or other services to restart, boost, or reimagine your career!

Skills & Abilities Analysis | Thursday, September 16th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial – a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers.

Pierce Transit Virtual Hiring Event | Thursday, September 16th

10:30am-11:30am | FREE

Do you enjoy working with people? Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of people right here in your community? Are you looking for a career with a future? Our mission is to connect our communities with safe, reliable, customer-friendly transit options. We are currently hiring for transit operators, Journey level mechanics, attendants, schedulers and more!

L & I Virtual Employer Event | Thursday, September 16th | 12:00pm-1:00pm | FREE

The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety, health, and security of Washington’s 3.3 million workers. We help employers meet safety and health standards, and we inspect workplaces when alerted to hazards. Over 60 positions available including customer service specialists, administrators and more!

Interviewing Techniques | Thursday, September 16th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | 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.

Hire253 Job Fair | Friday, September 17th | 10:00am-2:00pm | FREE

Hire 253 is coming back at a new outdoor venue!! Meet employers from various industries including Construction, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Food Service, Transportation, Warehouse, Healthcare, Government & more!

Register today!

Habilidades y Capacidades | Friday, September 17th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | 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.

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop | Friday, September 17th | 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!

Job Search Strategies | Monday, September 20th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings.

Financial Empowerment Workshop | Tuesday, September 21st | 10:00am-11:00am | FREE

Get in the driver’s seat and take control of your financial well-being. Join us and find out what financial empowerment is all about! Presented by Harborstone Credit Union in partnership with WorkSource Pierce – get a qualified credit toward your job search AND learn valuable skills to help make the most of your financial future!

Professional Branding | Tuesday, September 21st | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Who are you, how did you get here, and what makes you unique? Can you answer in under 60 seconds? We’ll help you to define your personal brand so you can start to “Bet on YOU” and get hired!

Strategies For Success (Module 6) | Monday, September 20th – Thursday, September 23rd

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

Interviewing Techniques | Tuesday, September 21st | 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.

Perfecting Applications | Wednesday, September 22nd | 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.

Discover WIOA | Wednesday, September 22nd | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Time to bet on you! Come learn more about the Workforce Innovations & Opportunities Act, and how you as an Adult or Dislocated Worker may qualify for free training or other services to restart, boost, or reimagine your career!

Técnicas para Entrevistas | Thursday, September 23rd | 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.

Skills & Abilities Analysis | Thursday, September 23rd | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial – a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers.

Estrategias de Búsqueda de Empleo | Friday, September 24th | 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.

Job Search Strategies | Monday, September 27th | 9:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Finding out about employers in your area and creating a strategy to target your job search is the key to success. In the Job-Search Strategies class, you will learn a variety of job-search methods! This class provides tips on the value of labor-market information and introduces other strategies like networking, informational interviews and using the Internet to locate job openings.

Strategies For Success (Module 1) | Monday, September 27th – Thursday, September 30th

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

Module 1: Work concepts I – Every good plan needs a great road map – develop yours here!

  • Develop a roadmap to success while discussing self-motivation, exploring careers and learning what employers really want
  • Learn how to prepare and apply for jobs, package yourself like a professional and share your story
  • Understand what employers mean when they say customer service, workplace diversity, team building and professionalism

Strategies For Success (Module 1) | Monday, September 27th – Thursday, September 30th

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

Module 1: Work concepts I – Every good plan needs a great road map – develop yours here!

  • Develop a roadmap to success while discussing self-motivation, exploring careers and learning what employers really want
  • Learn how to prepare and apply for jobs, package yourself like a professional and share your story
  • Understand what employers mean when they say customer service, workplace diversity, team building and professionalism

Résumé and Cover Letter Workshop | Tuesday, September 28th | 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!

Career Mapping | Tuesday, September 28th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Do you have the energy, resources and time for a career change? OR Do you need to identify and define your transferable skills and transition to a new career using your previous experience? There is a formula to create a career map and this workshop will help you learn how to do career research like a pro.

City Jobs: Help Session | Tuesday, September 28th | 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.

Perfecting Applications | Wednesday, September 29th | 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.

Skills & Abilities Analysis | Wednesday, September 29th | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Today’s economy requires workers who can transfer skills from one work setting to another and who have the kinds of personal qualities that make organizations successful. In this workshop, you will learn to identify, demonstrate and package, with confidence, your skills and personal qualities in ways that will be meaningful to employers. You also will learn oral communication skills and practice delivering a 60-Second Commercial – a brief, high-impact presentation to potential employers.

Currículum Vítae y Correspondencia | Friday, October 1st | 1:00pm-4:00pm | FREE

Quienes han tiene éxito con su búsqueda de trabajo se ha tomado el tiempo para saber qué buscan los empleadores. Aprenderá como dos de las cuatro partes principales de la comunicación relacionada con la búsqueda de trabajo le dice al empleador quien es usted, lo que sabe y lo que ofrece. Aprenderá cual formato es mejor para su résumé y carta de presentación para que enfatizar sus destrezas y habilidades en un orden que atraiga a los empleadores y lo conduzcan a tener más entrevistas.

Interviewing Techniques | Friday, October 1st | 1:00pm-4:00pm | 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.

Job Search Strategy | Tuesday, October 5th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

How do you ensure you are minimizing your hands on time job searching while maximizing your reach and potential for employment? That’s where strategy comes into play, we will cover how to break your job search into bite size pieces and plan with intent.

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, October 8th | 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.

Effective Communication | Tuesday, October 12th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

One skill is universal in all careers and industries: communication! One of the hardest subjects to speak about? Yourself! This is a crucial topic for all job search activities as well as on the job success. This workshop focuses on etiquette for iin-person, virtual and all other processes involved in job search, as well as how to discuss those hard to navigate topics that come up along the way.

It’s Your Business… Get Started! | Tuesday, October 12th | 1:00pm-3:00pm | FREE

Want to be an entrepreneur and start your own business… but afraid to? Well, this is the workshop for you!

• Learn how to understand and manage the fear associated with starting a business.
• Understand why more people should seriously consider entrepreneurship in the 21st century.
• We will discuss the lowered cost and barriers to starting a business.
• Learn about available resources to help you start your business.

Important Interview Techniques | Tuesday, October 19th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Interviewing! The key that unlocks the door to employment. There’s only one thing standing between you and a great interview – YOU! Let’s discuss some best practices around interviewing; whether it be in person, virtual, recorded, panel or otherwise – prepare to get prepared so you get the job you deserve.

Exploring Pierce County Colleges | Friday, October 22nd | 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.

From Résumé to Interview | Tuesday, October 26th | 11:00am-12:00pm | FREE

Open Forum Question and Answer session: topics include applications, cover letters, résumés, interview and any other questions you have prepared. This workshop is a great way to get quick answers to the questions you just don’t know who or how to ask.

City Jobs: Help Session | Tuesday, October 26th | 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.

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.