WORKFORCE TUITION ASSISTANCE INFO SESSIONS
WHEN: Wednesdays (12/11, 12/17 ) 2-4pm
WHERE: Shoreline Community College Building 5000, Room 5101 (16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
WHAT: You will learn about how Workforce Education may be able to pay for your tuition (at Shoreline Community College). Earn certificates and degrees in healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, business, clean energy and more! See all of Shoreline’s programs by clicking here.
You may be eligible if you:
a) Meet one of these two criteria (Note: You can have a degree and still qualify):
- Low-income (receiving FOOD STAMPS or CASH through DSHS, or able to provide evidence of income) OR
- Unemployed (household income does not matter), for example:
- In a stop-gap job (i.e., you were laid off and had to take a lower-paying job in your field to pay for rent)
- Lost a small business
- Displaced homemaker (i.e., you provided unpaid services to the household and the main income earner lost income due to death, divorce, separation, loss of job, went to prison)(Note: You do not need to be married)
- Using or exhausted unemployment benefits in the past 48 months
b) Are a US citizen, permanent resident or refugee who has lived in Washington state for at least one year, and
c) Are enrolled in ANY of the following:
- Professional/Technical Programs (certificate/non-transfer degrees)
- ESL (English as a Second Language)
- High School 21+ or GED preparation (Adult Basic Education)
RSVP: Visit the Start Next Quarter webpage, or call 206.546.5882 to register or find out if you prequalify for funding
MAKING DISRUPTIVE COVER LETTERS WORK FOR YOU WORKSHOP
WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2019, 1-3:30pm
WHERE: Hopelink (17837 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
We will explore:
- Whether cover letters are still necessary
- What is a “disruptive cover letter” and why you should use one
- What information should be included in a cover letter including formatting options
QUESTIONS? Contact Rhonda Knuckey at 206.487.5457 or RKnuckey@hopelink.org.
WORKSOURCE AUBURN HIRING EVENTS
WHEN: Various dates/times listed below
WHERE: All events take place at WorkSource Auburn (2707 I Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002)
WHAT: Meet with employers at WorkSource Auburn! Dress for success and bring your résumé.
Wednesday, 12/11/19, 9am-12pm
Starting wages range from $13-17/hr DOE:
- Warehouse Production
Wednesday, 12/11/19, 1-4pm
Temporary Census 2020 positions are available in Washington state! Salaries range from $15-25.50 for positions including:
- Census Takers
- Recruiting Assistants
- Office Clerks
- Office Operations Supervisors
APPLY ONLINE/MORE INFO: Visit www.2020census.gov/jobs.
Thursday, 12/12/19, 9am-12pm
- Fuelers (FT)
- Warehouse (FT)
- Ramp Agents (FT)
- Passenger Services (PT)
Thursday, 12/12/19, 1-4pm
Starting wage: $14.50/hr
- General Laborers
- Forklift Operators
Monday, 12/16/19, 9am-12pm
Starting wage for each position: $22 – 26/hr (DOE) after training; training is paid at $16 per hour once CDL permit has been obtained. The CDL permit prep class is offered by First Student for free.
- School Bus Driver
Monday, 12/16/19, 1-4pm
Starting wage for each position: $15/hr
Tuesday, 12/17/19, 9am-12pm
PAINTING WITH A TWIST
Starting wage: $18-20+/hr
- Artist Assist
Tuesday, 12/17/19, 1-4pm
Starting wage DOE
Wednesday, 12/18/19, 9am-12pm
- Maintenance Tech ($27.12/hr)
- Inventory Control ($19.90/hr)
- Spares Coordinator (TBD)
- Operations Team Lead ($35/hr)
Wednesday, 12/18/19, 1-4pm
Starting wages range from $13-30/hr DOE:
- Production Workers/General Laborers
- CNC Machinist & Programmers
- Maintenance Mechanics
- Auto Body & Vehicle Mechanics
- Administrative Assistants
- Warehouse Workers
- Aviation Mechanics
- Customer Service
- Manufacturing Assemblers
- Forklift Operators
Thursday, 12/19/19, 1-4pm
NAPA AUTO PARTS
Starting wages all DOE w/ 2-year progression plan:
- Driver ($13.20-$14.50/hr)
- Cashier ($12.90-$17.50/hr)
- Counter Sales ($14.25-$15.30/hr)
- Stockroom ($14.55-$19.30/hr)
- Loader ($16.25-$20.30/hr)
WA STATE HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT
WHEN: Friday, November 1 – Sunday, December 15, 2019
WHAT: Get covered, Washington! Sign up or renew your health and dental coverage, including free or low-cost Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). Open Enrollment for Washington state health insurance plans opened November 1 and runs through December 15, 2019. Navigators are located across Washington state and are available at no cost to help customers sign up for coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Healthplanfinder has a network of support across Washington state. Navigators can help customers through the application and enrollment process from start to finish.
MORE INFO: Visit the Washington Healthplanfinder website to find the right health plan for you and your family. Note: If you qualify for Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), enrollment stays open all year long, and you can apply at any time.
***** ONGOING EVENTS & RESOURCES *****
PCC COMMUNITY MARKETS JOBS
WHAT: PCC Community Markets is Seattle’s original – and the nation’s largest – certified organic, community-owned food market. We’re a passionate community that believes in the power of good food and the potential of good people; a place where the best of the Northwest comes together, from the produce we stock to the people we hire – and we’re now hiring at multiple Seattle-area locations.
⇒Cashier ⇒Cheese Back Up ⇒Cheese Clerk ⇒Clerk/Cashier ⇒Commissary Dishwasher ⇒Construction Project Manager ⇒Cook (AM, PM & overnight) ⇒Courtesy Clerk ⇒Deli Helper Clerk ⇒Deli Management ⇒Dishwasher ⇒Grocery/Produce Helper Clerk ⇒IT Developer ⇒Night Crew Clerk ⇒Overnight Cook ⇒PCC Cooks Class Assistant ⇒PCC Cooks Instructor ⇒Senior Accountant
⇒Competitive wages ⇒Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance ⇒Paid vacation and sick time ⇒15% staff discount ⇒Free membership in the co-op ⇒Reduced rate on ORCA cards ⇒Retirement plans ⇒Free PCC Cooks classes
QUESTIONS/MORE INFO: Please do not hesitate to connect! Contact Alyssa Moore, Recruiting Specialist at Alyssa.Moore@pccmarkets.com or 206.717.6527.
FAMILY MATTERS CLINIC FOR LGBTQ+ FAMILIES
WHEN/WHERE: Ongoing; meeting times and locations are set when families are matched with attorneys
WHAT: QLaw Foundation supports all of the ways that our community makes families. We serve parents who are low income, QTPOC, formerly incarcerated, trans/nonbinary, poly, immigrant/refugee, and/or living with disabilities. We have no limitations based on citizenship or income level.
The Family Matters clinic for LGBTQ+ families in King County is a full-representation clinic for:
- people who are parenting, but who don’t have legal recognition of their role
- families recognized under Washington law who want an adoption or parentage order just to be safe
- families parenting kids from their partner’s prior relationship
- parents not married to the kids’ other parent who want to make sure their relationship with the children is protected in a worst-case scenario
- families with three or four (or more!) people parenting children who want to make sure each parent has legal recognition
MORE INFO: Contact email@example.com or 206.483.2725.
WA GET PROGRAM OPEN ENROLLMENT
WHEN: 2019-2020 enrollment runs through May 31, 2020
WHAT: The Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program is Washington state’s 529 prepaid tuition program that helps families save today for future college costs. It offers a guarantee tied to in-state tuition prices, backed by state law. It also offers tax benefits, flexible payments and a nationwide choice of colleges. GET provides families the opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. While GET account values keep pace with in-state tuition, beneficiaries have the freedom to follow their ambitions wherever they choose, as GET can be used at nearly any public or private university, community college, or technical school in the country.
MORE INFO: The unit purchase price is $121. GET’s website offers details, charts, planning tools and answers for questions that families may have about the program. Washington residents who want to help a student save for future education costs can open a GET account online with no enrollment fee.
CONTACT: GET Contact Center staff at GETInfo@wsac.wa.gov or 800.955.2318.
COMCAST INTERNET ESSENTIALS
WHAT: Comcast’s Internet Essentials program is the largest, most comprehensive, and most successful broadband adoption program in the nation. It provides low-cost internet ($9.95/month) to low-income families and individuals within the Comcast service area.
Eligibility: To qualify, applicants simply need to show they participate in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs, including: ⇒Medicaid, ⇒Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and ⇒Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Comcast also accepts applications from households that: ⇒have a student eligible for the National School Lunch Program, ⇒live in public housing, ⇒receive HUD Housing Assistance (including Section 8 vouchers), or ⇒participate in the Veterans Pension Program, as well as low-income seniors in select pilot markets.
HAS YOUR FAMILY LOST ACCESS TO TANF?
If you were kicked off TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) due to:
- sanctions that led you to be permanently disqualified OR
- the 60-month limit, and you and your family are currently homeless
… you are again eligible for TANF, due to changes in the law effective July 28, 2019.
To reapply for TANF, you must submit an application either in person, by mail, or online. Visit washingtonconnection.org for an online application, or bit.ly/dshs-offices for a list of DSHS offices throughout the state.
If you’re being denied these new benefits, here are some legal support resources:
- King County residents: Contact Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance: 206.694.6742.
- Residents outside of King County: Contact CLEAR Legal Hotline: 1.888.201.1014.
OPEN ORIENTATION FOR CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
WHEN: Every Tuesday, promptly at 9:30am
WHERE: FareStart (700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101). Ring the buzzer at the Virginia Street entrance for receptionist.
WHAT: FareStart is a free culinary training and placement program.
- 16 weeks of hands-on culinary training in working professional kitchens
- Coaching to become successful in your work and help finding a job
- Support services for personal needs, including housing assistance
QUESTIONS? Visit the FareStart website or contact them at 206.267.6218.