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Public-safety career fair

Northwest public-safety agencies are seeking applicants for police officer, deputy sheriff, firefighter, paramedic, corrections and juvenile-detention officers, 911 dispatchers and communications officers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. There will also be free mini-seminars throughout the day on such topics as physical-ability test preparation and interviewing tips. Info: or call 1-866-HIRE-911.

Poll workers wanted

King County Elections is looking for nearly 4,000 poll workers to work throughout the county on Nov. 4.

Poll workers work from 6 a.m. until closing, around 10 p.m., and are responsible for opening and closing the polls and issuing ballots to voters. Workers receive a three-hour, paid training before Election Day, and will earn around $125 for their service on Nov. 4.

Bilingual-speaking poll workers are especially needed to provide language assistance to Chinese voters with limited English proficiency.

If you are interested in serving your community on Election Day, call 206-296-1606 or visit to sign up.

Job-search assistance

North Creek Presbyterian Church Employment Network

10 a.m.-noon Friday, 621 164th St. S.E., Mill Creek. Assistance in: organizing job search, networking strategies, résumé construction and review, interviewing techniques, reference management. Group discussions and sharing. All are welcome. Info: 425-743-2386.

Westminster Chapel / Overlake Christian Church Job Support Program

7 p.m. Thursdays at Westminster Chapel; 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. Assistance with résumés, interviewing skills, job sourcing, networking. Info: 425-562-8028.

Job development/placement

Asian Counseling and Referral Service Vocational Program offers free training for eligible Seattle residents. Orientation is 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle. Info: 206-695-7569.

For older job seekers

Age 40-plus job-search workshop 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

Community-college offerings

Colleges offer free weekly sessions for the unemployed, formerly self-employed and displaced homemakers. Some options:

South Seattle CC

1 p.m. Thursdays, Robert Smith Building, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., Room 81. Info:

North Seattle CC

2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, College Center Building, 9600 College Way N., Room 3449. Info:

Highline CC

1 p.m. Tuesdays, 2400 S. 240th St., Room 214, Building 6, Des Moines. Info:

Cascadia CC

1 p.m. Wednesdays, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Cascadia Building, Room 161, Bothell. Info:

Seattle Central CC

2 p.m. Thursdays, 1701 Broadway, Room 4180. Info:

Shoreline CC

2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Room 2920. Info:

Renton Technical College

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

Bellevue Community College worker-retraining orientation

Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. Room R203. Free tuition. Info: 425-564-4054, TTY: 425-564-4087;

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:

Lake Washington Technical College

2 p.m. Tuesdays, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Room W-204F, West Building, Kirkland. Info:

Edmonds Community College

Appointments available, 20000 68th Ave. W., Room 130, Mountlake Terrace Hall, Lynnwood. Info:

Employment assistance

Tuition support

Shoreline Community College offers the Food Stamp Employment & Training (FSET) Program, providing free tuition and services to students who are food-stamp-assistance recipients (but not receiving WorkFirst cash). Info:

Job-development assistance

Neurology Vocational Services Unit, helping people with neurological disabilities find and keep employment. Open enrollment 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 401 Broadway Ave., Room 2088, Seattle. Info:

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