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April 1, 2013
For Immediate Release: April 1, 2013
Contact: Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter, 753-9094; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009
More than 45 employers are hiring; free transportation available for veterans
AUBURN—The Lewiston CareerCenter will be participating in the tenth annual Androscoggin County Job Fair on Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Center Street, Auburn. Forty-five employers will be participation in the event. Two organizations are offering free transportation for veterans from surrounding counties.
“For ten years, the Androscoggin Chamber’s job fair has showcased the businesses of the Greater Lewiston-Auburn area,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “I encourage anyone looking to change careers or to get a new job to participate and meet the employers that make our state ‘Open for Business’.”
Two organizations are offering veterans free transportation to the job fair. Veterans from Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties can contact Community Concepts at 1-800-866-5588 48 hours in advance to arrange a ride. Veterans from Franklin County can also contact Western Maine Transportation at 1-800-393-9335 to make a reservation for transportation.
The employers recruiting for open positions include the Academy of Medical Professions, ADECCO, Androscoggin Bank, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Argo Marketing Group, Assistance Plus, Auburn Police Department, Bates College, Becket Family of Services, BONNEY Staffing Center, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carbonite, Inc., Care and Comfort, Cianbro, Creative Innovations, Inc., Creative Work Systems, Formed Fiber Technologies, Geiger, Great Falls Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, JobsinME.com, John F. Murphy Homes, Inc., Kaplan University, Kelly Services, Lee Auto Mall, Lewiston CareerCenter, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Lutheran Social Services of New England, Maine Behavioral Health Organization, Maine Community Health Options, the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Child & Family Services, MaineESGR, Manpower, MAS Home Care of Maine, McKesson, MEMA Technical Education Center, Merrymeeting Behavioral Health, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Northeast Technical Institute, NotifyMD/Appletree divisions of Stericycle, P&G Tambrands, Robert Half International–OfficeTeam, Support Solutions, SymQuest Group, Inc., TD Bank, Tri-County Mental Health Services, U.S. Cellular, and WMTW-TV.
“I remember working on the first annual Androscoggin County job fair,” recalled Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette. “This has become an important event for the economy of the region and for local jobseekers. I am glad to see so many employers participating this year.”
Attendees should bring a resume and should be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.
CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of workshops and services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.
Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website at http://www.mainecareercenter.com .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.