employees with layoff notices
By Maria Nelson
Ed Wells Partnership SPEEA co-director
Receiving a notice that you’ll be laid off in 60 days can be devastating. For some mployees, Boeing has been their only
employer, and he or she may not have written a
resume or interviewed for a job since their initial
hire at Boeing.
Ed Wells Partnership (EWP) has a number of services to help fill those gaps in knowledge or experience for SPEEA-represented employees. They can
benefit whether they receive a layoff notice, or want
to work toward a career goal, for example.
EWP offers five different class titles to help
employees write their resume, prepare for an
interview, interview successfully and address
job market concerns mature workers may have.
These classes are taught by instructors/consultants
renowned in the job-search field. Many classes
include copies of job-search reference books for
student to take with them after the class.
Since January 2015, more than 1,100 students
have taken an Ed Wells class focused on finding a
new job. In addition, more than 500 individuals
attended a Boeing Education Network (BEN)
presentation sponsored by EWP on “Using
Transferable Skills to Land Your Next Job.” The
recording of this broadcast is now available on
demand (online) to Boeing employees.
EWP also offers one-on-one career coaching with
certified career coaches to help SPEEA-represented
employees plan their next career move.
Learn more at http://edwells.web.boeing.com/
TransitionResources/ (on the Boeing intranet).
Student comments for EWP job-search courses
include the following:
• I am so glad I took this course. I learned
how much I really need to practice
interviewing and work on my situational
stories in order to ensure success in any
future interviews I may have. Thank you!
• The class content was superb and very
timely. Much great information was available. The role playing is aggravating but
very good practice for the real deal!
• The multiple examples we did in the
handout were great because you could
then compare it to your own resume, and
see where you needed to improve.
• The book that was provided and numerous real life examples will be very helpful
• I now understand more of what managers
are looking for in a resume.
• I appreciated the practical skills and
advice that come from a knowledgeable
and trusted source.
Achieve your career goals – Ed Wells Partnership can help!
Support for Seattle teachers
Members of the Seattle Education Association (SEA)
Negotiating Team spoke to the SPEEA Northwest Council
Sept. 10, on day two of their first strike in 30 years. The
strike ended a week later. From left are teachers Len Hill,
SEA President Jonathan Knapp, and Andy Russell at the
podium. They asked SPEEA members to send emails of
support for the teachers to the Seattle School Board. The teachers’
new contract includes additional pay for added hours, policies
to prevent over-testing and fairness in teacher evaluations, as
well as other learning and compensation issues for teachers
who have had no raise in several years.
Shown here are members of SPEEA’s team at the Race For Freedom, organized by IC T-SOS to help children
affected by human trafficking. More than 1,000 participated in the race in Wichita.
Members ‘race for
freedom’ in Wichita
About 50 joined the SPEEA team for the ‘Race for Freedom’ in Wichita, Sept. 12. ICT-SOS organized the annual race as a fundraiser to help prevent and end
human trafficking. SPEEA was a sponsor of the race and had a
table where members handed out SPEEA visibility items.
A total of 1,001 runners took part in the race, which is down
by 48 runners from last year. Some participants were ‘virtual
runners’ who paid the $25 team registration but didn’t run the
5k race (or family fun run).
The money raised at this year’s race goes to St. Francis
Community Services for its efforts on behalf of children scarred
by human trafficking. This organization in Wichita provides
support for family preservation, foster parenting and adoption
case management and residential treatment.
Member runs for
Mohammed Riaz Khan, a SPEEA member and manufacturing planner, is running
for a seat on the Mukilteo
City Council – Position 5.
Khan is a SPEEA Area Rep,
IFPTE delegate to the triennial convention earlier this
year and SPEEA labor delegate to the Snohomish
County Labor Council and Washington State
His website is www.electkhan.com. The election is Nov. 3.
SPEEA provides this information as a service to
members. SPEEA does not endorse nor provide
political contributions to any candidate.