Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job Fair
American Lake Conference Center
8085 NCO Beach Road
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98438
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Job FairJuly 26, 2017 11:00 AM – July 26, 2017 3:00 PM
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- The importance of identifying specific career goals
- Employer's point of view
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The list is not final until the day of the event. Check back regularly for additions.
- Bellevue Police Department
- Bradley-Morris Inc
- City of Auburn, Washington
- Department of Veteran Affairs (VESO)
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Kent Police Department, Washington State
- King County DOT/Metro
- Military Sealift Command
- MTR Western
- Northrop Grumman
- Oracle Corporation
- Seattle City Light
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Seattle Police Department
- Snohomish County Sheriff
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Vinnell Arabia
- Washington Federal
- Washington State Patrol
- Weyerhaeuser Company
- Airstreams Renewables, Inc.
- Alaska State Troopers
- Allen Institute
- Arctic Management LLC
- Aveanna Healthcare
- Commercial Driver School
- Constellis Group
- Copart Auto Auctions
- DynCorp International
- Enterprise Holdings
- Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
- Farmers Insurance
- Federal Highway Administration, Western Federal Lands
- First Command Financial Planning
- Fix Auto Tacoma South
- GeoStabilization International
- Haney Trucking
- Health Net, Inc.
- Heavy Equipment College of California
- Holt Services, Inc
- Houston Police Department
- Intel Corporation
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology
- Musicians Institute
- New York Life
- OMAX Corporation
- Quality Custom Distribution
- Restaurants Unlimited, Inc.
- Sigma Six Solutions
- SRS Distribution
- Texas Department of Public Safety
- The Entrepreneur's Source
- Trax International
- Two Men and a Truck
- Vector Force Development
- Vizient, Inc.
- Washington Army National Guard
- Xavier University
Facility Access Information
INSTALLATION ACCESS PROCEDURES
If you do not have a military ID, you will need to go to the visitor’s gate to get a pass. The Visitor Center for JBLM - Lewis Main and Lewis North is located at Exit 120 off of I-5 near Liberty Gate. The hours are 0500 – 2200 daily. Phone: 253-967-4794.
**JBLM IS NOT ACCEPTING DRIVERS LICENSES FROM THE FOLLOWING STATES: ME, MO, MN , MT, AK, KY, OK, OR, PA, SC, VA AND WA
A list of approved IDs can be found in the link below:
American Lake Conference Center
American Lake Conference Center Information
The job fair will take place in the Evergreen Room of the American Lake Conference Center.
FREE parking is available immediately outside of the venue.
Attendees who already have a Military ID:
• From Seattle take I-5 South and take Exit 120.
• Keep right at the fork and merge onto 41st Division Drive
• Turn right on San Francisco Ave.
• Take immediate right onto NCO Beach Rd.
• The Conference Center will be 0.8 miles down on your left.
Attendees without a Military ID -- will be required to go to the Visitor Center BEFORE proceeding to the American Lake Conference Center:
• From Seattle take I-5 South and take exit 120.
• Stay left on the fork and take the second exit that goes around and under the freeway.
• Merge onto 41st Division Drive.
• The Visitor Center will be 0.2 miles on the right.
“If you’re looking for a job in the new year, here’s your opportunity to network and find out what opportunities are out there for transitioning service members, military spouses, family members or veterans.”
“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”
“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”
“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”
“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”
“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”
“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”
“The job fair was sponsored by Microsoft and produced by RecruitMilitary, a for-profit company run by veterans that organizes job fairs for veterans across the U.S. The employers with booths at the Seattle Center job fair appreciate the value of job-seekers with a military background.”
“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”
“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”
What is a RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo?
A RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo is an event where transitioning military, veterans, and their spouses can meet with recruiters from dozens of companies. These events are free for attendees. To learn more, watch this video from one of our expos in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Who are the exhibitors?
RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expos are enhanced job fairs or career fairs with four kinds of exhibitors.
- Educational institutions
- Veterans associations and service agencies
What if my only interest is getting a job?
Even if you are not here to discuss continuing education, we recommend that you talk with the education recruiters.
- Today’s institutions deliver learning opportunities in many ways other than traditional, full-time, daytime classes on a campus. So a few minutes of conversation may lead to an unexpected continuing-education solution that is right for you.
- In addition, most of the institutions at our Expos are also large employers and might have job openings at a campus near you.
- We have similar advice for job seekers who have not been thinking of going into business for themselves. Franchise opportunities are available in a tremendous variety of fields. Financing may be easier than you think, with surprising discounts for veterans.
Are the employers actually hiring?
Yes, and they have a number of different priorities and requirements. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.
- Some recruiters have “hot fills,” job openings that they need to fill immediately. If you happen to qualify for a hot fill, the recruiter may take you to a separate area for a one-on-one interview.
- Other recruiters are looking for transitioning and veteran military to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
- Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
Why don’t all employers accept paper résumés?
A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.
- OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
- Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
If they won’t take my résumé, shouldn’t I have stayed home and registered online?
There is great value in the time you spend talking to recruiters, even if you can’t hand them your résumé.
- You have a great chance to make an outstanding personal impression. A person who presents himself/herself extremely well at a booth may even get an interview for a job opening that is not on the recruiter’s list.
- You have a chance to learn about the recruiters’ companies and their job opportunities.
- You have a chance to network with the recruiters. You can ask a recruiter what it’s like to work at his/her company, and how best to navigate the company’s application process. You can ask the recruiter to take down your name and phone number or email address, and ask for his/her business card so that you can follow up.
What if the employers are in industries that don’t interest me?
An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.
- A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
- A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
What time should I arrive?
Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.
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