READY FOR RETAIL JOB FAIR
WHEN: Friday, September 13, 2:30 – 5pm
WHERE: Westfield Southcenter, in the Macy’s Court (2800 Southcenter Mall, Seattle, WA 98188)
WHAT: Come meet with Westfield Southcenter companies about job opportunities.
⇒AMC Theaters ⇒The Container Store ⇒Gene Juarez ⇒Lush ⇒Nordstrom ⇒Pandora … and more!
QUESTIONS? Please contact Denise Johnson at 206.787.6780 or email@example.com.
GOODWILL IS HIRING
WHEN: September 12 & 19, 9am – 12pm
WHERE: WorkSource Auburn (2707 I Street NE, Auburn, WA 98002)
WHAT: Goodwill is hiring a number of different positions including : ⇒Production Supervisor ⇒Box Truck Driver ⇒Production Worker ⇒Safety Administrator ⇒Retail Assistant Manager … and more.
- Be prepared to meet the employer
- Bring your résumé
- Dress for success
- Register as Job Seeker at worksourcewa.com
QUESTIONS? Contact Jaide at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REGIONAL REDUCED FARE PERMITS (RRFP) EDUCATION
WHEN: September 23, 9:30 – 11:30am
WHERE: Lake City Community Center (12531 28th AVE NE, Seattle, WA 98125)
WHAT: In partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation, Hopelink, and King County Metro Transit, Lake City Seniors will be a host site for RRFP education. Staff will be available to provide information, support registrants, and answer questions. A limited supply of $36 vouchers will be available to newly eligible RRFP cardholders.
Eligibility: Any person who presents proof of one or more of the following conditions can get a Regional Reduced Fare Permit:
- At least 65 years of age
- Currently eligible for Social Security disability benefits or now gets Supplemental Security Income Benefits because of disability (Temporary)
- Currently certified by the Veterans Administration at a 40% or greater disability level
- Has a valid Medicare card issued by the Social Security Administration (Temporary)
- Has a valid Regional ADA paratransit eligibility letter or card
- Has a valid ADA paratransit eligibility letter or card from outside the region (Temporary)
- Has obvious physical impairments meeting one or more of the RRFP Eligibility Criteria
- Is certified by a Washington state-licensed physician (M.D.), psychiatrist, psychologist (Ph.D.), Physician Assistant (P.A.), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (A.R.N.P.), or audiologist (certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association) as meeting one or more of the RRFP Eligibility Criteria
- Note: A Personal Care Attendant Regional Reduced Fare Permit is available for persons who require an aide to facilitate travel all or some of the time.
To APPLY for RRFP:
- To get a certification form, call Metro at 206.553.3000 (WA Relay: 711) – or download the RRFP Application Form and have your doctor fill it out before you register.
- For Senior RRFP cards, download the RRFP Application Form and mail it or bring it to an ORCA customer service office.
- For Temporary or Permanent disability RRFP cards, bring the application and supporting documentation in person to an ORCA customer service office. Disability RRFP applications cannot be mailed.
FINANCIAL FITNESS BOOT CAMP: A 4-PART WORKSHOP SERIES
WHEN: Starting Wednesday, October 2, 3-5pm (preregistration REQUIRED!)
WHERE: Solid Ground, Cheryl Cobbs Murphy Room (1st floor) (1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103)
WHAT: Are you struggling to make ends meet financially? Are bill collectors calling you? Want to create a road map to financial empowerment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Financial Fitness Boot Camp may be able to help you!
We offer a 4-part workshop series to help you …
- Create and maintain a budget
- Pull, read, dispute, freeze, and raise credit scores
- Bank and save in the electronic age
- Set S.M.A.R.T. goals and make a vision board of goals set
Participants must preregister and attend all four sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion. Contact email@example.com for information about workshop dates and to register!
More about the workshops…
- Budgeting – Understand how and why to make a budget; prioritize and cut expenses; know the difference between WANTS and NEEDS; and learn to maintain and update your budget
- Credit & Credit Repair – Pull, read, and understand your credit report; understand predatory loans; demystify the credit report dispute process; and set goals to raise your credit score
- Banking – The differences between banks and credit unions, as well as checking and savings accounts; how to qualify for a Bank On Seattle-King County account; and how to balance your accounts
- Goal Setting – How to set S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound); how to make a vision board to identify what you want, need, and value – then move from vision toward reality
***** ONGOING EVENTS & RESOURCES *****
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.
UBER BOOST PLAN
WHAT: JUMP by Uber’s electric bikes let you go farther, get there faster, and have more fun. Their Boost Plan allows eligible riders to ride up to 60 minutes a day for just $5 a month. To qualify for the Boost plan, participants can send documentation of their enrollment with the Seattle Housing Authority, Basic Food, Seattle City Light, ORCA lift reduced-fare program, Regional Reduced Fare Permit, and/or Apple Health.
TO APPLY: Visit the JUMP by Uber website for more information.
AIRPORT TERMINAL SERVICES IS HIRING
WHEN: Every Tuesday, 11am – 1pm
WHERE: Airport Jobs Office, Sea-Tac International Airport (17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158, Mezzanine Level, Room 6626)
WHAT: An ATS recruiter will be at the Airport Jobs Office answering questions regarding open positions and assisting with online applications. These are walk-in events; no registration needed, all are welcome!
- Minimum 18 years old
- Must be a U.S. resident for a minimum of 5 years
- Valid driver’s license (for select positions)
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.
FEDEX IS HIRING
WHEN: Every Thursday, 11am – 1pm
WHAT: A FedEx recruiter will be at the Airport Jobs Office answering questions regarding open positions and assisting with online applications. This is a walk-in event; no registration needed, all are welcome!
- Minimum 18 years old
- Must be a U.S. resident for minimum 5 years
- Valid driver’s license (for select positions)
FREE SUNDAY DINNER
WHEN: Every Sunday, 12 – 2pm
WHERE: Blessed Sacrament Church (5050 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Parish Hall)
WHAT: Blessed Sacrament Church hosts a weekly Sunday dinner. Meals change weekly and are served with green salad, fruit salad, dessert, bread, coffee, milk, and juice.
This week’s menu …
⇒BBQ chicken ⇒mashed spuds ⇒gravy ⇒chowder ⇒corn ⇒3-bean salad
St. Vincent de Paul conference representatives are present during dinner for assistance referrals. Blessed Sacrament Church is accessible through Metro bus routes 26, 70, & 67.