The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a series of job fairs across the country – including 12 in Washington – as part of its HireVetsFirst initiative.
"The qualities America’s service members are known for – discipline, strong work ethic, leadership and technical skills – are highly valued by employers," Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao said in a release. "These job fairs are part of our effort to help America’s service men and women transition back to civilian life when their tours of duty end and are an excellent opportunity for employers looking for great workers."
Here are the dates, times and locations:
Saturday: Yakima Readiness Center, 2501 Airport Lane, Yakima, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday: AMVETS Post #1, 517 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday: Olympia National Guard Armory, 515 Eastside St., Olympia, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Nov. 6: Spokane WorkSource, East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St., Spokane, 2-4:30 p.m.
Nov. 6: Walla Walla WorkSource, 1530 Stevens St., Walla Walla, 3-6 p.m.
Nov. 7: Lewis County WorkSource, 151 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis, noon-2:30 p.m.
Nov. 12: VFW Post 2995, 4330 148th Ave. N.E., Redmond, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 12: Cowlitz County WorkSource, Kelso, 9 a.m.-noon
Nov. 13: Best Western-Peppertree Omak Inn, 820 Koala Drive, Omak, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 13: NW Skagit WorkSource, 2005 East College Way, Mt. Vernon, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Nov. 13: Colville WorkSource, 956 S. Main, Suite B, Colville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 13: WorkSource Vancouver, 5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.