Wednesday, hiring event: Trendwest and Fairfield Resorts, two major vacation-ownership companies, are opening a new call center in Redmond...

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Wednesday, hiring event: Trendwest and Fairfield Resorts, two major vacation-ownership companies, are opening a new call center in Redmond and will be at the Redmond WorkSource office, 7735 178th Place N.E. on Wednesday, noon to 4 p.m., recruiting to fill 40 vacation-planning counselor jobs. If you have customer service and computer experience, bring your résumé and speak with a company rep. Info: 425-861-3700 or www.worksourceskc.org and click “Hiring Events.”

Career fair: A number of Northwest companies will participate in a career fair July 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Phoenix Tacoma Learning Center, Tacoma Financial Center, 1145 Broadway Plaza, Suite 500. They will conduct on-site interviews and offer career networking opportunities. Information: e-mail Brad Trnavsky at Brad.Trnavsky@phoenix.edu or call 206-419-5268.

Age 55+ Job Club Workshop: The next workshop for people 55 and older looking for work will be July 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Alaska Building, 618 Second Ave., Elliott Bay Room, 15th floor. It’s sponsored by the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens. Information: www.cityofseattle.net/humanservices/mosc/ and click on “Age 55+ Employment Resource Center.”

Worker retraining: South Seattle Community College gives a free weekly overview of its services and assistance for the unemployed and those laid off at weekly open houses, 1 p.m. Thursdays in Room 81, Robert Smith Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Information: 206-764-5835.

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Worker retraining: North Seattle Community College gives a free, weekly overview of its services and assistance for dislocated or unemployed workers through its worker-retraining program, 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 3449, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N. Information: 206-527-3787.

Support group: The Overlake Christian Church Job Support Program meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. It offers assistance with basic job-hunting skills. Information: 425-562-8028.

Employment-networking group: 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. S.E., Mill Creek. Topics include résumés, interviewing and following up. Information: 425-743-2386 or www.northcreekpres.org.

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