The Hawk Career Center on Lewis-North is a one-stop shop for service members transitioning from military to civilian life, as well as military spouses and other DOD ID cardholders seeking employment readiness and support services. The facility houses the JBLM SFL-TAP Program, the DPFR Employment Readiness Program, Career Choice Financial Counseling, and information and referral services. Also on site is the WorkSource JBLM office, a partnership of state and local government agencies, colleges and non-profit organizations that offer employment services for job seekers and businesses.

For general inquiries regarding Hawk Career Center, please contact our Front Desk at (253)-967-5599

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

Mission: The mission of TAP is to deliver a world-class transition program for America's Army that empowers members to make informed career decisions that will enhance their lives, communities and our nation.
Contact: (253) 967-3258 or email

Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness (DPFR) Programs and Services
Assistance available to all Department of Defense ID Card Holders

Employment Readiness Program (ERP)
ERP specializes in individual career counseling, job search, resume classes, LinkedIn, job fair information, and much more. Contact: (253) 477-9675, or visit and click on the "Book Now" button to schedule an appointment.

Information & Referral
I&R specializes in providing information about services, programs, and resources on JBLM, and throughout the community based on client need. Contact: (253) 477-4744 for assistance

WorkSource JBLM
Resume Building, Resume Reviews, Career Guidance, Mock Interviews, Labor Market Information, Salary Negotiation, and Warm hand-offs to other states. Contact: 253-593-7320 or

WorkSource Affiliate Partners:

DSHS - Food, Cash & Medical Assistance; Behavioral Health Services. Contact: Gene Sulton or 360‐407‐4708

DSHS Child Support Services - Contact: Jana Sterling or 253‐476‐7686

PACMTN - WorkEx Internship Program; Spouse Employment; A&P Training. Contact:

VIE‐25 - Navigating certifications through local community and technical colleges without using your GI Bill. Contact: Jack Barry or 253‐363‐0443

WDVA - VA Claims & Benefits Assistance; Financial Assistance Programs. Contact: Malcolm Leach or 253‐548‐6018

WIOA - Short‐term training/certificates; Help with training & employment related needs. Contact: Leo Gruba or 253‐534‐5085

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