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Journey of Employment

Journey of Employment

Special Olympics Athletes: Join Us in Seattle for the First-Ever USA Games Job Fair

SourceAmerica and Special Olympics teamed up to present the first-ever job fair at the USA Games in Seattle this July. The job fair, Journey of Employment, is a career coaching event that's much more than a traditional job fair. Athletes will embark on a trip through a series of stations to assess, polish and present their skills to prospective employers that recognize the potential of Special Olympics athletes on the job. 

Job Fair Dates

Thursday and Friday, July 5-6

Job Fair Location

Lyceum room at the University of Washington’s Husky Union Building

Registration

Job fair registration is separate from USA Games registration. Register now and complete a short skills inventory to save time on site. 

What to Expect

The first stop on the journey is a short coaching session with employment experts from SourceAmerica and its network of nonprofits. Candidates will learn tips on how to share their talents with potential employers, strengthen interview skills and gain other career advice. Family members are also invited to take part to support their athletes. 

Next stop: job fair vendors. Candidates will meet representatives of companies that are seeking new talent. It’s a chance for both potential employee and employer to learn more about each other and share contact information to stay connected. 

Participating Companies

2018 USA Games Partners: Microsoft, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Amazon, Boeing, Brooks Running Company, Starbucks, City of Seattle, King County and Walmart

Additional Companies: University of Washington, Compass, MV Transportation, Exela Technologies, The Chimes and GCE

Media Contact

Kerry McGinley
SourceAmerica
(571) 529-0218
kmcginley@sourceamerica.org