Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Solid Ground's New Website

After more than a year of development and design, Solid Ground has launched a new website design. 

As part of the redesign, Resource Wire will now be a part of the main Solid Ground blog, Groundviews. Resource Wire subscribers should be able to continue getting the same content as before but it will look a little different.

As with any big transition, there might be some snags along the way. The Resource Wire emails will be coming from a different address so check your spam filter if you haven't received the regular posts. If you have any other trouble getting the emails, please let me know by emailing chelseam@solid-ground.org. 

To see the latest Resource Wire content, go to https://www.solid-ground.org/groundviews/resource-wire/.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Youth Community Resource Exchange

United Way and New Horizons Ministries are partnering to present the Youth Community Resource Exchange on Thursday, January 28. This event is dedicated to connecting youth and young adults ages 12 to 26 to the resources and services that they need while experiencing homelessness. 

Attendees of the Youth Community Resource Exchange will receive a meal and a care package as well as access to free dental and eye care, haircuts, resources to get a job or education as well as loads of fun stuff. The event will be held on January 28 from 4-7pm at New Horizons Ministries, 2709 3rd Ave in Seattle. For more information, call 206.461.5096 or email mridgeway@uwkc.org.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Job Opportunities 1/19/16

Universal Protection Service is seeking Security Professional candidates for full and part time positions at a variety of sites located in Seattle. Pay rates range from $12.40 to $15.00 per hour depending on site and position. Go to universalpro.com/careers.html to see the positions that are currently available and start your application process.

Trader Joe’s is opening a location in Shoreline and they are hiring for crew. The store is located at 1201 N 175th St, Shoreline 98133. Check out traderjoes.com/careers to get more information on what Trader Joe’s can offer you as an employer. Applications are accepted in person Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. You can print off an application from their website to have it completed before you arrive or get an application from the store.

CenturyLink is holding a hiring event to fill more than 100 positions in King and Pierce Counties. The event will be open to veterans from 11am to 12pm. After noon, non-veterans will be welcomed. They are looking for installation technicians and trainees. Successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license, be able to work full time and meet hiring criteria including a background check and drug test. The event will be on on Thursday, January 21 at WorkSource Auburn, 2707 I Street NE in Auburn from 11am to 1pm.

WorkSource Downtown is hosting a Hospitality Employer Panel and Recruiting Event on Wednesday, January 27 from 1-3:30pm. The first half of the event will be a panel where the employers will present information about the jobs they have available. The second half will give you a chance to speak with the employers one-on-one. Representatives from Beecher’s Cheese, Sheraton Hotels, Tom Douglas Restaurants and other employers will be present. If you wish to attend this event, you must register by going to worksourcedowntown-hospitality.eventbrite.com.

Also, a quick reminder about the Diversity Employment Day Career Fair that will take place on Wednesday, January 20 at Seattle Center from 11am-3pm. Go to citycareerfair.com for more information.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Housing Discrimination Stories

Solid Ground is looking for people who have experienced difficulty in finding housing that have criminal records. There will be opportunities to share your story in an effort to outlaw discrimination based solely on the existence of a criminal record. Even an arrest without a conviction can show up on a background check and impact the chances of moving into the housing that you want. Other cities and states have created ordinances that outlaw discrimination based on arrest records or certain types of convictions. We would like to bring that protection to our area.

If you have any type of criminal or arrest record and have experienced difficulty in finding a place to live, please share your story with us. You can leave a message on our Tenant Services Hotline at 206.694.6748 or email us at tenantwa@solid-ground.org. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Job Opportunities 1/12/16

Sahale Snacks is a Seattle based snack manufacturer. They are looking for people to fill 20 full time openings on their production line for various shifts. Pay starts from $12.35 to $18.35 per hour plus benefits. Interviews will take place at their Seattle office. There will be a hiring event on Friday, January 15 from 12-3pm for these positions. Registration is required at www.worksource-sahalesnacks.eventbrite.com.

Princess Cruises is holding an information and interview event for driver guides in Alaska. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 9am to 12pm at the WorkSource Downtown YWCA located at 2024 Third Avenue on the 2nd Floor. Drivers receive paid airfare from Seattle to Alaska as well as paid training to get your CDL. No previous commercial driving experience is necessary. Go to http://www.worksourcedowntown-alaskatourjobs.eventbrite.com/ to register for this event and alaskatourjobs.com to learn more about being a driver guide.

Want to make more than $15 an hour? The Wendy’s at SeaTac Airport is holding open interviews on Tuesday, January 19 from 10am to 3pm in the Airport Jobs office. Wages start at $15.24 per hour. These interviews are first come, first served so arrive early to register and complete an application.

The Seattle Center Pavilion will be hosting the 16th Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair on Wednesday, January 20 from 11am-3pm. There will be representatives from more than 30 employers. You can skip the line by emailing your résumé to fasttrack@citycareerfair.com with “Seattle” in the subject line to get your confirmation number before the event. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Reminder: MLK Advocacy Day

The Statewide Poverty Action Network will be hosting their annual lobby on Martin Luther King Day, which is Monday, January 18th.  Free transportation will be provided to Olympia from Solid Ground located at 1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103 leaving at 7am; there are other transportation options available—please inquire by phone call. Additionally, they will provide breakfast, lunch, childcare, and training on how to speak to your legislators.

This year, Poverty Action is focusing on criminal justice reform, TANF and maintaining regulations on payday lending as well as other policies to end poverty.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 11, so they can save a spot for you on the bus! Call 206.694.6867 and ask for David Reyes or email him at david@povertyaction.org. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Job Opportunities 1/5/16

Hudson Group is hiring for several positions at the SeaTac Airport. They will be holding open interviews on Thursday, January 7 and Friday, January 8 from 10am to 3pm at the Airport Jobs Office. Hudson Group is hiring for Sales Associates, Assistant Store Manager, Beverage Stocker and Warehouse/Stock Associates. Interviews are first come, first served. The Airport Jobs Office is located on the Mezzanine level at the far north end of the airport above Security Checkpoint 5. Any airport employee can give you directions if you need help.

People over the age of 55 can get extra help with finding employment. If you are a low income older adult, the Senior Community Service Employment Program can connect you with a paid internship at a nonprofit. These positions are 18 hours per week and come with additional support in developing or updating your résumé and connecting with employers. Most participants in these internships find regular employment in 3-4 months. Call 206.624.6698 for more information or to enroll in this program.