Job Fair for Veterans on May 9 in Wilton Bookmark and Share

May 7, 2013

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2013
Contact: Anita Dunham, Wilton and Skowhegan CareerCenters Manager, (207) 645-5800; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

General public is also welcome

WILTON—The Wilton CareerCenter will hold a job fair for veterans on May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at it office at 865 US Route 2E in Wilton. More than a dozen employers will be recruiting for open positions. The general public is also welcome to attend.

“I encourage our veterans to take advantage of this job fair and the free programs our CareerCenters offer. You have earned these services,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “The staff of the CareerCenters can assist veterans in applying for training programs and in translating what they did in the armed forces into what employers are looking for on a resume.”

The following businesses are scheduled to participate: Care and Comfort, At Work, Maine Wood Concepts, Maine Staffing, BarclayCard, Assistance Plus, Bonney Staffing, Army Recruiting, MAS Home Care, Jarden’s Plastic Solutions, Carbonite, WalMart (Farmington, Skowhegan and Mexico), the Department of Transportation and T- Mobile.

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette reminded jobseekers to be prepared to make a strong first impression. “ It’s a good idea to dress professionally,” she noted. “Don’t forget to bring multiple copies of your resume and be prepared to have an ‘interview-like’ conversation with employers to discuss your skills and abilities.”

The job fair is sponsored by the Wilton CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor, the Central Western Maine Workforce Investment Board and Western Maine Community Action.

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 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on 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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General public is also welcome