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Job Calendar | Washington Army National Guard job and resource fair

Employers, various veterans resources, and apprenticeship and educational program will be represented at the Washington Army National Guard job and resource fair. The fair is sponsored by the Washington National Guard and NAVSTA Everett

Job Calendar | 2014 Washington Educator Career Fair

The annual Washington Educator Career Fair gives new or experienced educators the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the job market and get acquainted with what the various districts and other recruiting entities have to offer. Educators are encouraged to take

Career Center Blog | Study: WorkSource workshops pay off

As someone who has dipped in and out of the salaried workforce several times during the Great Recession, I've come to know the quirks of WorkSource, the job-resource site funded by the state's Employment Security Department (ESD) and several other

Job Calendar | Idealist Grad Fair

Idealist Grad Fairs are for anyone thinking of going to graduate school for a social-impact career in social work, public policy, environmental studies, public-interest law, nonprofit management and more. More than 80 grad schools will be represented. Open to the

Career Center | College majors that lead to highest, lowest pay

By Diane Stafford / The Kansas City Star The first rule in career choice should be to do what you love. Reality creates a second rule: Do what pays the bills. Young people choosing college majors -- or midlife people

Career Center Blog | Finding health-care work is a matter of degrees

In the job-search world, perhaps no other sector is talked about more, and less understood, than health care. It is such a broad topic, encompassing so many occupations, that much of the information on job availability is confusing and conflicting.

Job Calendar | Graduate business programs open house

Get the facts about Seattle Pacific University's graduate business programs at the Graduate Programs Open House. Ask questions, meet faculty, and discover how you can achieve your career goals when you learn "another way of doing business." RSVP here.

Job Calendar | Tacoma Public Schools career fair

The third largest school district in Washington state hosts a career fair in search of qualified candidates for the following positions: paraeducators, office professionals, IT technicians, nutrition services, transportation, custodial, security, tutors, noon hour supervisors, crossing guards and health room

Career Center Blog | Job training lifeline nears end of its rope

Of all the demographics affected by the Great Recession, few have been as hard-hit as our youngest workers. While our statewide unemployment rate currently stands at 6.8 percent, the rate for the 16-to-24 demographic is more than double that rate,

Career Center Blog | Advice for new grads: Get your hands dirty

All over the Puget Sound region, college and high school graduates will do the cap-and-gown shuffle in the next few weeks as they collect their new diplomas and head into the next stage of life. For the last four years,

Job Calendar | UW-Bothell MBA Career Mixer

The UW-Bothell MBA Career Mixer connects businesses with MBA students and alumni from UWB. Employers and students should register here.

Career Center Blog | Spring-clean your email habits

The other day after returning from lunch I listened to several voicemails. One message was from a client letting me know he had sent me an email. Later that afternoon, someone else texted to ask me to read the email

Career Center | Good Job: Nancy Stillger of Art with Heart

What do you do? I am the program manager at Art with Heart, a nonprofit that heals children's emotional wounds through expressive, therapeutic books and programs. I oversee and develop programs and curriculum that support schools, hospitals and other nonprofit

Career Center Blog | Scholarships now available for interactive media, gaming

It's been a long-standing, vexing problem for the local interactive media sector: The Puget Sound area has plenty of companies that need game designers and computer engineers, and countless job seekers who'd love to break into this business they've loved

Career Center | How to prepare kids for careers in changing times

By Cindy Krischer Goodman / The Miami Herald My daughter, a high-school junior, wants to be a teacher. That doesn’t sit well with my husband, who worries about the state of education and the job outlook. He and I regularly

Career Center | Survey reveals most common childhood dream jobs

In a recent survey, the professional networking site LinkedIn asked more than 8,000 professionals globally for their childhood career aspirations. Top childhood dream jobs for men in the United States: • Professional or Olympic athlete (8.2 percent) • Airplane or

Career Center Blog | College kids learn everything, except how to get a job

Today's tech-savvy college students have access to more knowledge at their fingertips than ever before. Most of Generation Y grew up with the Internet, so social media to them is as much a part of life as eating and sleeping.

Career Center Blog | Four actions every employer wants to see from an intern

For college students expecting to graduate next year, the job market shows little sign of improving fast enough to help them find entry-level jobs — regardless of which candidate wins the presidential job interview tomorrow. As a result, an increasing

Job Calendar | A Conversation with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

The Workforce Development Council is honored to welcome U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle for a conversation about the public workforce system, the vulnerable workforce and the economy. Schedule: 2:00-2:30: Speaker remarks 2:30-2:50: Q&A with

Career Center Blog | Vets reinterpret job skills in manufacturing program

Finding the right job is like finding the perfect mate; sometimes a matchmaker can help find hidden similarities between two parties and pair them up. For the resurgent Puget Sound manufacturing sector, one of these matchmakers is Thomas McLaughlin, who

Career Center Blog | Some career-independence assistance from ESD

The smoke from the fireworks has cleared and the picnic leftovers are in the fridge, but two recent announcements from the Washington state Employment Security Department (ESD) are continuing the independence celebrations a little longer. One is a new page

Job Calendar | Full-time MBA information session

This free session provides information on the full-time MBA program at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Job Calendar | Open House: UW Computing and IT Certificate Programs

Explore more than 50 computing and IT certificates, degrees and other tech-related programs. Learn about opportunities to gain the skills and experience you need to enhance your career. Two panel discussions will address technology trends and career opportunities. No registration

Job Calendar | 'Taking Control of Your Career' panel

The University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education program hosts a 'Taking Control of Your Career' panel moderated by NWjobs.com blogger and career coach Matt Youngquist. The panel is part of an open house for UW Business, Law, Communications, Construction

Career Center Blog | Upgrading your skills on a shoestring budget

If you're among the ranks of the unemployed at the moment, ask yourself this question: Are you becoming MORE or LESS marketable with each passing day? Most out-of-work professionals would probably say the latter, in my experience. Once you've lost

Career Center Blog | Congrats, new grads: It's back-to-school time

Whenever we get two days in a row of perfect sunny weather in early spring, as we just did this weekend, I think back more than 20 years ago when I was just finishing up with college, studying for my

Career Center Blog | Free job-skills training program extended

In this era of draconian budget cuts and endless belt-tightening, it's good to finally see that reason has prevailed. One of the Employment Security Department's (ESD) best bargains -- the free Microsoft e-learning courses offered through WorkSource -- has been

Career Center Blog | Artist Trust gives a career EDGE to creative professionals

For many people, the idea of "being an artist" often runs counter to the concept of "having a career." This is one stereotype that does have at least some basis in fact: Most artists I've met are extremely talented and

Career Center Blog | How professional envy can help your career

  We're told not to get hung up coveting the careers of those more successful than us, to stop getting bogged down by what we don't have and focus on building up what we do. However, new research on envy shows

Career Center | Winning work: At area casinos, job openings are a safe bet

By Katie OrmsbySpecial to NWjobs It used to be casinos were exclusively about gambling. They had table games, slot machines, maybe a bar. These days, casinos have transformed into all-inclusive entertainment destinations. And with this trend, career opportunities have also

Career Center Blog | WorkSource's new OCE&E building offers one-stop shopping

Back in 2009, the last time I was out of work, I have to admit that one of my least favorite job-search chores was making visits to my local WorkSource office. The staff was always very helpful and impeccably nice

Career Center Blog | Major help for the college major quandary

At this time of year, many young high school grads and rising college freshmen are wrestling with the same question: What are they going to choose as a major? Personally, I made use of my journalism degree immediately and have

Career Center | Wide gap in skills leaves many unemployed, many open jobs

By Drew DeSilverSeattle Times business reporter At age 46, with three grown kids and nearly three decades in sales behind him, Chris Mugler of Auburn is two places he thought he'd never be: unemployed and back in school. Four days

Career Center Blog | Turnaround coming for 'boomerang' generation?

For the last few years, the long-running joke about recent college grads was that they were first of the new "boomerang generation" -- well-educated young adults who had earned six-figure educations but were landing right back where they started at

Career Center Blog | Help from Down Under for gaming job seekers

Over the last few years, the one local job market that seems to have weathered the storms of the Great Recession has been Seattle's interactive media sector. Earlier this year, a joint study by the Washington Interactive Network (WIN) and

Career Center Blog | Controlling job-seeker mood swings via networking

Welcome to the holidays: The season of the Uncontrollable Mood Swing. It's known as a time filled with joy, family and peace, but it's also the time of darkness at 3 p.m., miserable weather and shopping stress. No to mention

Career Center Blog | Microsoft offers a free boost to your IT skills

For those searching for work, especially in a new field, one of the toughest barriers to entry is the need to retrain for new skills. Many jobs -- even those at technology firms -- require a wide range of interpersonal

Career Center Blog | Plugging into demand for health care IT jobs

It's no secret that health care is one of the few growth areas for job seekers, both locally and nationwide. For decades, the health care industry has gone through chronic and well-documented shortages in nursing and in physical therapy personnel.

Career Center Blog | Celebrating our maritime and labor heritage this May Day

Happy May Day, everyone! May 1st has been claimed by many cultures and organizations, celebrating everything from the advent of spring to religious rituals to international socialism. This year, by happy coincidence, the labor-themed holiday has another layer of significance

Career Center Blog | Where to go to find financial help for tech training

In this era of bank failures, high unemployment and shaken confidence in Wall Street, the common wisdom is that new federal stimulus packages and tax breaks are needed to revive our workforce. While government will certainly play a big role

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