JOB & RESOURCE FAIR
WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Northshore Fire Dept (7220 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028, free parking)
WHAT: All ages and experiences and industries are encouraged to attend and network with employers, who will be looking to fill full- and part-time administrative, IT, healthcare, public safety, and other positions. Bring your résumé and dress professionally.
DISCOVER U, DISCOVER US:
College & Career Pathways Transitions Awareness Week
WHEN: March 2 – 7, 2020
WHERE: Renton Technical College (RTC) – (3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056)
WHAT: A week-long event to introduce RTC College and Career Pathways students to opportunities and connect them with community services. Students will explore RTC programs, learn about paying for college, and find information about assistance with housing, children’s resources, mental/health substance abuse, LGBTQ resources, legal, financial, nutrition, senior services, education, employment services, and other community services. * = open to public
Thursday, March 5 – Discover US: ResoUrces
- Financial Resource Seminar* – B120: 8:30am, 12pm & 6:30pm
- Guest Lecturer – C101: 10am, 1:30pm & 8pm
Friday, March 6 – Discover US: CampUs*
- Campus Tours (Student Success-I118): 10am-1pm
Saturday, March 7 – Discover Our Renton CommUnity*
- Résumé Critiques & Mock Interviews – Cafeteria 9:15-11:45am
- College Prep Seminar (Designed for the WHOLE FAMILY) C101: 9:30-10:30am (English), 11am-noon (Español)
- RTC Community Resource Fair – Cafeteria: 12:15-3pm
SOUTH KING COUNTY HIRING FAIR
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 9-11:30am
WHERE: King County Department of Community & Human Services (645 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA 98188 – ½ mile south of Southcenter Mall • Plenty of parking • Served by KC Metro bus route 150 & Rapid Ride Line F)
WHAT: An event featuring local employers hiring now for job openings in Seattle & South King County. Onsite interviews with select employers; bring your résumé. Event is free and open to all; language interpreters available upon request (by March 5).
RSVP NOW! Space is limited! RSVP today to see list of employers and reserve your spot.
QUESTIONS? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is a partnership between: King County Veterans Program • King County Jobs Initiative • Career Connections • Communities of Opportunity
CONQUERING YOUR INTERVIEW! WHEN: Monday, March 16, 1-3:30pm WHERE: Shoreline Hopelink Center (17837 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133) WHAT: A workshop to help you CONQUER job interviewing! Free and open to the public. We will explore: How to think like the employer How to market your skills and experience First impressions and personal presentation Building your confidence QUESTIONS? Contact Rhonda Knuckey at 206.487.5457 or RKnuckey@hopelink.org for more info.
YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2020
WHEN: Application deadline: Monday, March 30 at 11:59pm; Program dates: Sunday, July 12 – Wednesday, July 15, 9am-5pm (+ evening activities)
WHAT: The University of Washington Foster School of Business is offering a unique opportunity for rising high school seniors interested in studying business. During this 3.5-day academic /residential immersion program, young women will take their first steps into the business world at one of the top public universities in the nation. The Foster Young Women’s Leadership Summit focuses on leadership development, networking to create student and alumni connections, team building activities, and faculty lectures in the areas of finance, information systems, and operations and supply chain management. In the evening, the fun continues with exploration activities around the residence halls and the university. Join us and connect with other like-minded young women while exploring the world of business through faculty and current student interactions!
Student Program Fee = $250: The cost of the 3.5-day program includes accommodations, meals, activities, and program materials. A scholarship application is available for students with demonstrated financial need. First generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Be a rising high school senior (Class of 2021)
- Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (unofficial transcripts are required). Note that a lower GPA does not automatically disqualify you; please take the opportunity to share why your GPA may be lower in your application.
- Participate in extracurricular activities (as showcased through your activities and achievements submission in the application)
- Have a demonstrated interest in learning more about business (either through activities, coursework, or as exhibited through the personal statement)
- Submit a fully completed online application before the deadline (this includes a parent/guardian permission form, if applicable)
QUESTIONS? Contact Andrea Pesola, Student Engagement Program Manager, at 206.543.4625 or email@example.com.
PCC CENTRAL DISTRICT JOB FAIRS
WHEN: Various dates from February 27 – April 6, 2020
WHERE: Douglass Truth Branch – The Seattle Public Library (2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122)
WHAT: Join PCC at one of our upcoming job fairs. Meet with our hiring team about full- and part-time positions at our Central District location, opening this year. Applications will be accepted from candidates ages 16 and over.
- Thursday, February 27: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Saturday, March 14: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Thursday, March 26: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Saturday, April 4: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- Monday, April 6: 3:30 – 6:30pm
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.
⇒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.
** ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES **
TENANT SERVICES DROP-IN CLINIC
WHEN: Every 3rd Wednesday (except holidays), 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Solid Ground (1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103)
WHAT: Drop in for an informative Rent Smart workshop geared to renters facing issues that could result in eviction (presented by Solid Ground & the Tenant Law Center of Catholic Community Services).
1) Pre-eviction notices
2) Lease terms
4) Court process
5) Order of limited dissemination (overview)
Attorneys will address the following issues in 10-minute sessions:
1) Housing subsidy terminations
4) Lease terms
MORE INFO: Visit solid-ground.org/tenant for more info on tenant rights in Washington state. Can’t drop in? Solid Ground’s Tenant Counselors provide advice on Washington state landlord/tenant law via our Tenant Services message-only line, 206.694.6767. Call with your questions during current message line open hours, M & Th, 10:30am – 1:30pm, PST, and they will respond as soon as possible.
WA STATE PAID FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE
WHAT: New Washington state legislation means Paid Family & Medical Leave is available when you need time off to care for yourself or a family member. There are three main types of paid leave available: Medical Leave, Family Leave, and Military Leave. Each one is related to a different type of “qualifying event” – the thing that happens to you or a family member that qualifies you for paid leave.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Our job placement rate is currently 90%! No referral or appointment needed; simply attend an orientation to get started.
- 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.