Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans First at Port of Seattle and Tacoma

By Karen Robes Meeks

Veterans looking for work will get first crack at jobs offered in the Puget Sound.

The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma are teaming up with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to participate in the Guardians of the Gateway Veterans Career Workshop.

Veterans can explore various jobs at the port and airport, from K-9, dive team, bomb disposal and marine patrol police teams to container terminal security officers.

Veterans can also hear from prospective employers about the application process, salaries and benefits, open positions and opportunities for career growth.

The free workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on November 15 in the Beijing Room at the Conference Center at Sea-Tac International Airport, 17801 International Blvd. in SeaTac, Washington.

To register, visit