Spring Career Fair in Presque Isle Features 30 Employers Bookmark and Share

April 4, 2013

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2013
Contact: Peter Lento, 207-760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE—The Presque Isle CareerCenter is co-sponsoring a Career Fair on April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Event Center, 150 Maysville Street in Presque Isle.

“This is a great showcase of Aroostook County’s employers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “I encourage anyone looking to change careers or get a new job to participate and meet the employers that make our state ‘Open for Business’.”

Employers representing the healthcare, finance, agricultural, manufacturing, education, criminal justice, technology and other industries will be attending. A sample of employers recruiting at the fair includes Lane Construction, Lucerne Farms, Naturally Potatoes, the Maine State Police, Irving Woodlands, Maine Staffing, Acme Monaco, Sears, Maurices, TEMPO, McCain Foods, Pines Health, U.S. Border Patrol, Louisiana Pacific, Defense Finance Accounting Services, the Maine Department of Transportation, Aroostook Agency on Aging, the Senior Community Service Employment Program, National Able, the Aroostook County Action Program, the Social Security Administration, University of Maine at Presque Isle and Husson University.

A veterans’ outreach representative will be available to meet with veterans of any age interested in employment and training opportunities. The event will also feature several other organizations that can assist job seekers or those considering changing careers in determining what careers are appropriate for them. These institutions will provide information on training and higher-education opportunities.

Attendees should bring a resume and, more important, 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.

The event is sponsored by the Presque Isle CareerCenter and the Maine Department of Labor, the Northern Maine Development Commission and the Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Event Center

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 (207) 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, ME 04769, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website,http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Correction: Northern Maine Asset Coalition is not a sponsor of this job fair.

Attendees can learn about jobs and training opportunities