HMSHost will be hosting a Hiring Event for Baristas, Cooks, Leads, Cashiers, and Utilities at Sea-Tac International Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 29:

Multiple opportunities available! Interview with hiring managers!

When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Where: HMSHost Office; SeaTac Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA Room MT-276-2F

Please apply online prior to event:

For directions to our office once you are inside the airport, please see below:

  1. Go to the Ticketing Level of the Main Terminal.
  2. Look for Alaska ticket counters.
  3. Walk West toward the Starbucks and US Bank located beyond the ticket counters (near the security checkpoint).
  4. To the left of the US Bank you will see a door. Please take the stairs to the first door you come to.
  5. Enter the door and follow the signs to the HMS Host Admin Offices.
  6. The HR Office is the first cubicle area on your right upon entering our offices

As an employee of HMSHost, you’ll enjoy the many benefits:

  • Competitive pay (starting wages for Baristas $13.81; Cooks $15.00; Leads $14.26; Cashiers $13.81; Utilities $13.81 )
  • Medical and dental benefits ($50 for you and your eligible family members)
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Full-time positions
  • 50% employee meal discounts
  • Free uniforms and more!!!

When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

  • We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
  • We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
  • Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
  • We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability
  • Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
  • We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader:

A drug-free environment with pre-employment background checks required. *some restrictions apply


Feeling Good on the Move.

EOE – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity – DFWP

Background check will be required prior to beginning employment.

Why struggle through heavy traffic driving south into Oregon and then scramble trying to find a viewing spot – to say nothing of possible food and gasoline shortages while there – for Monday’s historic solar eclipse?

Stay close to home and watch it at the Museum of Flight, located at Boeing Field (9404 E. Marginal Way S. in Tukwila; Exit 158 off I-5).

The museum and NASA are partnering for a free public event to watch the first total solar eclipse over the entire U.S. in 99 years. The first 1,000 visitors to the museum will receive ISO-certified safe, NASA-branded glasses for watching the eclipse.

Museum educators and NASA representatives will guide the public through the solar event from the museum lawn between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The outdoor viewing and commentary are free.

And NASA’s Gulfstream III science aircraft is based at the museum this weekend for an airborne science mission to observe the eclipse. The plane will make observations of the solar event high over Oregon during the 10:12 a.m. total eclipse,

The aircraft is outfitted to conduct high-altitude observations of the total solar eclipse over Oregon, as part of the its comprehensive study of the event from land, air and space.

NASA’s Eclipse MegaCast live coverage of the event will be shown in the museum’s theater from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Viewing is free with admission to the Museum.
During eclipse coverage, Randy Albertson, the project manager for airborne science at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, will be available at the museum to answer questions from the public about the airborne science aircraft being used to capture the eclipse.

Note: Museum staff remind the public that the only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as both “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers that are certified to meet safety standards ISO 12312-2. Four companies have those standards: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical and TSE 17.

Burien Grocery Outlet is looking to hire for two positions:


Burien Grocery Outlet is hiring for entry level Cashier positions. Cashiers must interact positively with customers and ensure a pleasant experience for all. Excellent verbal skills are a must for this position.

Duties include:

  • Accurately scanning goods and collecting payment
  • Issue receipts, refunds, change, redeem coupons and EBT sales
  • Resolve customer complaints, guide them and provide relevant information
  • Greet customers when entering and leaving
  • Make sales referrals, cross sell products and introduce new ones
  • Maintain clean checkout areas and assist in other areas
  • Maintain transaction records
  • Assist in carry outs and cart runs
  • Pleasantly interact with customers to ensure satisfaction


  • Must be 18 or over
  • Basic knowledge of electronic equipment (cash register, scanners, money counters)
  • Strong communications and time management skills
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Customer satisfaction oriented
  • Attention to detail and mathematical skills
  • Sales skills
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays


Burien Grocery Outlet is now hiring at entry level positions for merchandisers.  We are looking for hard working individuals who can perform multiple tasks while being friendly, helpful and courteous to our large customer base.

Duties include:

  • Stocking shelves
  • Receiving and verifying deliveries
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • General janitorial work
  • Pleasantly deal with customers to ensure satisfaction
  • Assist in carry outs and cart runs, as well as bagging for customers
  • Follow company standards
  • Protect and maintain inventory control


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Professional demeanor and appearance
  • Reliability
  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Must be able to work, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High school diploma/GED preferred

If interested, please send your resume to [email protected]

On Friday, July 14, Multiple King County Police Agencies (Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila) in collaboration with Washington State Troopers created a multi-agency task force that participated in an illegal street racing enforcement emphasis.

The enforcement emphasis was a result of safety concerns from citizens and businesses. The illegal street racing events have led to serious injury collisions, property damage to private businesses, multiple fights, shootings, stabbings and various other criminal activities.

Officers with assistance from King County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit located and contacted large groups of individual’s street racing and attending street races in multiple cities throughout King County. The following enforcement actions are part of what was taken at the emphasis.

  • 40 were arrested for unlawful race attendance
  • 3 were arrested for street racing
  • 1 arrest for minor in possession
  • 1 arrested for an outstanding warrant
  • 1 stolen vehicle was recovered
  • 1 stolen vehicle fled from officers and was not apprehended
  • Multiple traffic infractions and warnings were given to those in attendance at the races

Agencies plan to continue working together towards the mutual goal of traffic safety in 2017.

WSP and all allied agencies would like to remind everyone of the dangers of street racing. Not only to those involved in racing, but also the attendees and general public as well.

The Seattle Southside RTA Visitor’s Center was first opened in Feb., 2014.

The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA), the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines, on Friday (July 21) announced the closing of its Visitor Center kiosk at Westfield Southcenter Mall.

On July 13, the Seattle Southside Board of Directors determined that – due to a reduction in funding – it was necessary to close the Westfield Southcenter branch of the RTA’s Visitor Center.

The closure of the Westfield Southcenter location – which has been operating since Feb., 2014 – is effective immediately. The SeaTac Visitor Center, located at 3100 S. 176th Street, will remain open and continue to service visitors, sell tickets, and promote area shopping, dining, attractions and hotels.

“This decision was not made lightly, as it has affected not only the region, but has led to the position eliminations of three valued visitor center concierges,” said Maureen Huffman, Seattle Southside RTA board chair. “We are working closely with Westfield Southcenter management to determine potential partnerships that could provide visitor information services at a reduced cost.”

Seattle Southside RTA continues to support tourism through advocacy and innovative services such as a newly revamped website with advanced trip planning functionality, marketing excellence and developing the economic strength of the region.

About Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for South Seattle. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington, and as an idyllic place for meeting and event planners to hold their events. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. For more information, please visit or call 877-885-9452.

Congressman Adam Smith is hosting a Town Hall event where constituents can meet and interact with the Congressman and voice concerns on the issues before Congress.

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 am

WHERE: Foster High School Performing Arts Center, 4242 S 144th St., Tukwila, WA 98168

RSVP: Please RSVP using Eventbrite or by calling (425)793-5180 or Toll Free at (888) SMITH09.

PARKING: Free parking is available at Foster High School.

TRANSIT: 5 minute bus ride via King County Metro #128 from Tukwila International Blvd Link Station. For more information, contact Metro at (206) 553-3000 or on the web at

***Translation services: If you need translation services at this town hall, please indicate this on your RSVP or contact Congressman Smith’s District Office at (425)793-5180. Please give the office as much advanced notice as possible, and we will do all we can to provide the service

By Devin Otto
Intern, Big Picture High School

Doug King, president and CEO of the Museum of Flight in Tukwila, announced this week that he will be stepping down from his position.

King became president and CEO of the museum in 2010, after previously working at the St. Louis Science Center in Missouri.

During his seven years here he advocated further work in the education field & various connections across the country.

Matt Hayes, the current VP, is scheduled to take King’s place as both President and CEO.

The replacement will go into place on Aug. 15.

Eighth-grader Jordyn Famimiko of Showalter Middle School was recently awarded first place in the middle-school essay category of the Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2017 Writing, Art, & Film Contest.

Jordyn’s piece, entitled “My Reflection,” is a stirring call to protest injustice. She will be honored in a community reception on July 16, taking place at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, and will receive a monetary prize. Her work will be displayed at the Holocaust Center, at events, and in publications throughout the year.

This year 913 students entered the Center’s Writing, Art, and Film Contest, including 386 entries in the Middle-School Writing category alone.

“When the entries pour in from students around the state, from rural and urban public schools, parochial schools, students who are home schooled — really all over — we see that students strive and genuinely intend to improve our world. It’s very inspiring, and tells us that our work at the Center is as important today as it’s ever been.” – Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education

Here’s Jordyn’s winning entry:

My Reflection

I will admit that I am small
Only one, of the billions of creatures that inhabit this world
And I fear that my smallness can only achieve so much
And I fear that my smallness will not ignite the flames resting in anyone

You see, my lips are small
Thy lug me through my day, but still they are nothing short of minuscule
And my eyes are quite tiny too
They search for the slightest bit of wholesomeness
Yet, all they see are wounds of spite

My hands,
Bigger than my eyes but smaller than my feet
They clinch at the sight of these wounds
Aware of the atrocities behind them
Aware, of how the skin beneath those jabs and bruises may never mend
My stubby hands alone could never cure a wretched heart

I would say my legs are actually quite lengthy of my age, but they are still so scrawny and weak
They urge me to run from injustice
But, no matter the distance I could manage to escape
Injustice would still sit atop its mighty throne

I know that my body is small
I can see this through any mirror I choose to gaze upon
However, reflections cannot reveal to me the magnitude of my words

My smallness will not pain injustice
But, my keen thought and combating phrases may
My mind is hefty and not weak
Sharp in wisdom and rich in truth
I will believe this, and I will speak it to be true
I will believe that the expressions journeying from my brain and releasing through my mouth are bigger than me
Greater than me
And I will dethrone injustice, not with a mighty sword, but with wounding declarations

I utter to you, who is reading this, through my pint-sized mouth
View yourself through a cleaner lens
See the power of your voice
Feed your mind with exceeding amounts of knowledge,
And use this in your combats with injustice
For, injustice cowers at the profoundness of your echo

And that is how injustice will be dethroned
And that is how history will not repeat itself
And that is how holocausts will be events of the distant past and not normalities of daily life
And that is how peace will happen
And that is how conflicts will cease
And that is how ignorance will not blossom
And that is how the world will change

I may as well be small, and you may as well be small too
Or someone entirely different altogether
But, I know injustice fears words
Yours and mine alike

Injustice will fall to your feet in shame
For, it’s only defense was hate,
And your voices silences that hate

Connecting lessons of the Holocaust to a broad range of relevant themes for our time, from bullying to social justice, the Holocaust Center for Humanity teaches students to become engaged citizens, awakens empathy, and challenges them to recognize and speak out against bigotry and prejudice. Founded in 1989, The Center works with teachers, students, and community groups across the Northwest to provide educational materials, curriculum, and interaction with local Holocaust survivors who tell their stories to 20,000 students of all ages each year. In 2015, the Center opened its museum to the public. 15,000 students of all ages have toured the Center’s exhibits during the 2015-2016 school year. The Center’s mission is to inspire teaching and learning for humanity in the schools and communities of this region through study of the Holocaust. Find out more at

The Tukwila Police Department is reporting that at at least one gunshot was fired in the Westfield Southcenter Mall Saturday night, July 1, around 8:45 p.m.

The shooting stemmed from a dispute between individuals, police said.

Police added that there are no confirmed injuries at this time, but the mall was put into lockdown as they searched for the shooting suspect.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event.

On hand at this annual event were representatives from five local cities:

  • Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg
  • Burien Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta
  • Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias
  • Normandy Park Mayor Jonathan Chicquette
  • SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes

This luncheon also included a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Scott Schaefer of South King Media, where viewers and attendees texted in questions to Chamber President/CEO Andrea Reay.

Here’s an edited (for time) video of the event (total running time 47:57):

Below are the speeches from each city representative:






Click images to see larger versions/slideshow, courtesy Andrew Crain Photography:

More info at