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Custody officers sought: On Tuesday, Snohomish County Corrections will be recruiting custody officers for the Snohomish County Jail in Everett.

To apply and test for the job, go to the WorkSource office at the Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. Doors open at 8 a.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Written exams begin at 9 a.m. and noon.

Applicants should bring picture identification, employment history and references. The process takes two to four hours. Pay for custody officers starts at $3,139 per month, plus benefits.

Responsibilities include booking and releasing inmates, supervising inmate activities, transporting inmates to court and medical appointments and responding to emergencies in the facility.

Applicants who pass the written exam and preliminary background interview will leave the job fair with a conditional offer of employment, contingent upon passing an extensive background investigation, which includes psychological and polygraph exams as well as a physical-ability test (PAT) and interview.

A complete job description is at (search by job ID WA1429144) or,or call 425-388-3231 to receive a copy by mail.

Bank workers sought: A bank-hiring event will be held Thursday at the North Seattle WorkSource Office, 12550 Aurora Ave. N.

Bank of America will be recruiting customer-service reps from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their call center in downtown Seattle.

Bring résumé. Information: or 206-440-2500.

Store managers sought: Value Village will be recruiting supervisors and store managers in training Dec. 13 from noon to 5 p.m., and Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Value Village Capitol Hill store, 1525 11th Ave, Seattle. Information:

Seasonal work

Holiday jobs: UPS is hiring 615 seasonal workers to help sort and deliver packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Info: or 888-967-5877.

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 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

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.

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