Work $mart Workshop to Help Women Veterans Get Good Paying Jobs Bookmark and Share

March 21, 2013

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2013
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

SCARBOROUGH— Women veterans are the focus of a free workshop to be held on Monday, March 25, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.

Through this program, women veterans will learn the about negotiating the value of their work experiences, skills and abilities. The workshop will cover how to take the next steps in accessing available resources that can help them find employment, how to identify transferable skills from their military service to civilian work, how to research labor market information pertinent to their occupational choices, skills and abilities, how to find current data on wages for jobs in Maine, and how to negotiate the best possible compensation when offered employment in the civilian world.

A discussion of veterans resources and a tour of the Maine Veterans Home will follow from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Refreshments and lunch will be provided by the Maine Veterans Home.

Pre-registration is required; to register, contact Auta Main, veterans program manager, Auta.M.Main@maine.gov, (207) 623-7975. Seating is limited.

The workshop is a result of a unique collaboration among the Maine Veterans Home, WomenVetsUSA, the WAGE Project, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service, Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., the Veterans Employment Program in the Bureau of Employment Services, the Veterans Employment Committee, Women’s Employment Issues Committee of the State Work¬force Investment Board and Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community.

Veterans receive priority for most Department of Labor programs. Each CareerCenter can connect veterans, including those with disabilities, with a number of training and career-related services.

Call 624-5120 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

The Maine Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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