Worker retraining Local community colleges offer free weekly sessions to help the unemployed, formerly self-employed and displaced homemakers...

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Worker retraining

Local community colleges offer free weekly sessions to help the unemployed, formerly self-employed and displaced homemakers. They can receive free books and tuition for retraining.

The locations and times:

South Seattle Community College: 1 p.m. Thursdays, Room 81, Robert Smith Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W. Information: 206-764-5835.

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North Seattle Community College: 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 3449, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N. Information: 206-527-3787.

Seattle Central Community College: 2 p.m. Thursdays, Room 4180, main campus, 1701 Broadway. Information: 206-587-6310.

Cascadia Community College: 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 130, Cascadia Building, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. Information: 425-352-8132 or www.cascadia.ctc.edu/wrp.

Shoreline Community College: 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 2925, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N. Information: 206-546-5882 or www.shoreline.edu.

Bellevue Community College: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Room L-120, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-564-4054, worktmg@bcc.ctc.edu or www.bcc.ctc.edu/wrp.

Lake Washington Technical College: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Room W-206, West Building, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. Information: 425-739-8206 or www.lwtc.ctc.edu/workerretraining.

Edmonds Community College: individual appointments available, Room 205, Lynnwood Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Information: 425-640-1433, workerretraining@edcc.edu or www.edcc.edu/retraining.

Job-search groups

Support group: The Overlake Christian Church Job Support Program meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 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.-noon Fridays, North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. S.E., Mill Creek. Topics include résumés, interviewing and following up. Informa-

tion: 425-743-2386 or www.northcreekpres.org.

Send items at least two weeks in advance to Gary Dougherty by e-mail, business@seattletimes.com; fax, 206-382-8879; or mail, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111.