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Friday, nursing careers: The University of Washington, Bothell, will host a Nursing Career Advancement Day from 12:30-3 p.m. Friday, at the University of Washington, Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E. (Interstate 405 Exit 24).

More than 20 health-care employers and educational institutions will be available to discuss nursing career and educational opportunities.

Friday, veterans job fair: The Pierce County Veterans Job Fair is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at AMVETS Post No. 1, 5717 S. Tyler, Tacoma. The free event, sponsored by WorkSource Pierce, is targeted to veterans but open to the general public, too.

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Nov. 8, hiring event: The Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC), in conjunction with Human Resources Inc., will hold a hiring event from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the CISC’s International Family Center, 900 S. Jackson St., Suite 111, Seattle. Available jobs include warehouse sorters, unloaders and scanners. Reservations are required by contacting Ida Lam at 206-624-5633 ext. 103, or e-mail

For job seekers

Nov. 18, Goodwill job training: Seattle Goodwill’s STRIVE job-training program is accepting students for its next session, which begins Nov. 18 at Goodwill’s Learning Center, 1400 S. Dearborn St. (adjacent to the Seattle Goodwill store). STRIVE (Support and Training Result in Valuable Employees) is a free, four-week program that addresses work habits and attitudes that keep people from finding and keeping employment, while also teaching job-searching skills. Call 206-860-9675 or e-mail to set up an interview. Information:

Age 55+ Job Club Workshop: The next workshop for people 55 and older looking for work will be 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 16, at the Alaska Building, 618 Second Ave., in the 13th floor conference room. It’s sponsored by the Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens. Info: and click on “Age 55+ Employment Resource Center.”

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. Here are the locations and times.

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

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

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

Cascadia Community College (Bothell): 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 130, Cascadia Building, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell, WA 98011. 425-352-8132 or

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

Bellevue Community College: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Room L-120, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. Information: 425-564-4054 or or

Job-search groups

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

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