Hiring event planned in March; boot camp readies job seekers

The Clallam County Hiring &Resource Event will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The event features employment readiness workshops, resource agency information booths and employers who are hiring.

Interested job seekers are encouraged to participate in a free pre-event “Boot Camp” beginning Feb. 28 at the local WorkSource office at 228 W. First St., Ste. A, Port Angeles, or by calling 457-2103. The six-week Boot Camp is not mandatory but is designed to help job seekers be prepared to best present themselves to employers. Topics covered during the Boot Camp include resumé preparation, interviewing (with opportunity to practice), following up with employers and dressing for success. Each session will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

This year’s event is co-sponsored by Clallam County Health &Human Services Developmental Disabilities, Washington State Department of Social &Health Services, WorkSource, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, City of Port Angeles, Concerned Citizens, Morningside and Peninsula College.

For more information, contact Timothy Bruce, Health and Human Services planner, Developmental Disabilities, at 417-2428.

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