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Career fairs

University of Washington recruitment event takes place at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Thursday at WorkSource North Seattle, 12550 Aurora Ave. N. Each session is limited to 40 job seekers. RSVP by calling 206-440-2559 or e-mailing nkitnitnikone@esd.wa.gov. To view jobs: www.washington.edu/admin/hr/jobs

Annual job fair takes place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23 at The Student Success Center at Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. Fourth St. Info: miko@RTC.edu

Greater Seattle Job Fair takes place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23 at the Qwest Field & Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. More than 40 companies, hundreds of jobs. Info: 800-525-7748 or www.jobbernaut.com

Tacoma Community College annual job fair takes place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 24 at the Tacoma campus (6501 S. 19th Street) and 4-7 p.m. April 24 at the Gig Harbor campus (3993 Hunt St.). Info: 253-566-5188 or www.tacomacc.edu/tccjobfair

Seeking applicants

Gateway Guest Services has multiple openings for seasonal meet-and-greet agents, luggage handlers, directional agents and check-in staff at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Seattle’s Pier 66 and Terminal 30. Info: 206-264-7822 or ops.sea@gatewaygs.com

For older job-seekers

AARP Foundation WorkSearch

Free employment service and tuition-paid classes for workers 40 or older. If 55 or older and income-eligible, earn $500-plus per month while looking for work. Info: 206-624-6698 or blong@aarp.org

Worker retraining


Asian Counseling and Referral Service Vocational Program offers free training for eligible Seattle residents. Orientation is held 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 720 Eighth Ave. S., Suite 120, Seattle. Info: 206-695-7569.

Community-college offerings

Community colleges offer free weekly sessions for the unemployed, formerly self-employed and displaced homemakers. Participants can get free books and tuition for retraining. Some locations and times:

South Seattle Community College

1 p.m. Thursdays, Robert Smith Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Room 81. Info: 206-764-5835 or www.southseattle.edu/wrp

North Seattle Community College

2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N., Room 3449. Info: www.northseattle.edu/wrp/

Highline Community College

1 p.m. Tuesdays, 2400 S. 240th St., Room 214, Building 6, Des Moines. Info: 206-878-3710, Ext. 3802, or www.highline.edu/wrt

Cascadia Community College (Bothell)

1 p.m. Wednesdays, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Cascadia Building, Room 161. Info: www.cascadia.ctc.edu/wrp

Seattle Central Community College

2 p.m. Thursdays, 1701 Broadway, Room 4180. Info: www.seattlecentral.edu/wrp/

Shoreline Community College

2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Room 2920. Info: 206-546-5882 or www.shoreline.edu

Renton Technical College

For individual information and counseling sessions, call 425-235-5840 for appointment. Roberts Campus Center, 3000 N.E. Fourth St. Info: www.rtc.edu/programs/workerretraining/

Bellevue Community College

1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Room A228. Info: www.bcc.ctc.edu/wrp

The Opportunity Grant

Free tuition and books for those who qualify. Orientation is 2 p.m. Tuesdays at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Room D101. Info: 425-564-4045 or hmorgan@bcc.ctc.edu

Lake Washington Technical College

1 p.m. Tuesdays, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Room W-206, West Building, Kirkland. Info: 425-739-8206 or www.lwtc.edu/wrp

Edmonds Community College

Appointments available, 20000 68th Ave. W., Room 130, Mountlake Terrace Hall, Lynnwood. Info: www.edcc.edu/retraining

Certification program

Construction-safety certification offered through Edmonds Community College. Classes through June 20. Info: 425-640-1843 or info@edcc.edu

Employment assistance

Tuition support

Shoreline Community College offers the Food Stamp Employment & Training (FSET) Program, providing free tuition and services to students receiving who are food-stamp-assistance recipients (but not receiving WorkFirst cash). Services include support for child care, transportation, clothing, housing and help with utilities that have been disconnected. Info: 206-546-6961 or kcambern@shoreline.edu

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