Regional Efforts Bring New Opportunities to Veterans

Fourth Annual Boots2Work Career Fair at the Tacoma Dome

Seattle, Wash.- Join the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC), Workforce Central, employers, and job seekers for the Boots2Work Career Fair on June 21, 2016 at 9:00am-12:00pm at the Tacoma Dome (2727 East “D” Street, Tacoma, WA 98421).

The WDC, in partnership with Workforce Central, is excited to announce its largest anticipated Boots2Work Career Fair to date.

With 90 employers participating, this event is the part of a concerted effort on the part of local workforce development boards to implement cross-regional strategies that get veterans back to work and on a career path. Resources will include employer connections, resume assistance, interview help, and access to other WorkSource resources provided in King and Pierce Counties.

“Boots2Work is a wonderful example of what is possible when we collaborate to support our veterans,” says Marléna Sessions, chief executive officer of the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County and board member of the National Association for Veteran Services Organizations (NAVSO). “Our partnership with Workforce Central has created the opportunity to support our veterans with access to high quality jobs, and connect our local businesses with high quality talent.”

“This strategic partnership between Pierce and King Counties allows us to create even more employment opportunities for our transitioning military service members, veterans, and their families,” says Linda Nguyen, chief executive officer of Workforce Central. “Boots2Work is pivotal in facilitating the connection between our regional talent and available high wage careers.”

Please contact Andrew Ang at AAng@ESD.WA.gov for more information. Job seekers can RSVP on Eventbrite or email Mr. Ang for assistance with registration. Though veterans are especially encouraged to attend, this event welcomes all job seekers.

The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County is a workforce grant-making organization that oversees employment-related programs for youth, the adult workforce and employers in King County, with the goal of a strong economy and self-sufficiency for every resident.

Media Contact

Danielle Wallace, Project Manager
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
dwallace@seakingwdc.org
206-448-0474