Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Want a job at Boeing? The state can help.

Hear that roar of a jet engine overhead? That's the sound of more and more aerospace jobs coming to Washington.

Here's some good news as shared with us by the state Employment Security Department, which runs the Worksource program.:
More aerospace jobs are concentrated in Snohomish County than anywhere in the world, and the number is growing. But getting the attention of Boeing and other aerospace companies can be daunting for some jobseekers.

As recruiting ramps up, WorkSource is expanding its unique partnership with Boeing to teach applicants the résumé and interview skills needed to get noticed. WorkSource centers in Everett and Auburn are increasing the number of free workshops to once a week or more. Boeing-trained job coaches will be on hand to help applicants navigate the hiring process.

The program is already working. Some 250 who applied at Boeing but never heard back were all offered jobs after seeking help from Everett WorkSource.
The next aerospace workshop orientation session for jobseekers will be:
April 15
1 to 4 p.m.
Everett WorkSource
3201 Smith Ave., Suite 413

Similar workshops continue every other week at the WorkSource centers in Mount Vernon and Tacoma.