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May 10, 2013

For Immediate Release: May 10 Contact: Ed Upham, Bangor CareerCenter, 561-4064; Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

More than 40 employers will be hiring

BANGOR—The sixteenth Annual Spring Job Fair will be held on May 14, 2013, at the Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road in Bangor, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first hour, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., is dedicated to job seekers who are military veterans.

“This job fair is a wonderful showcase of the industries and opportunities in the Bangor area,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Information specific to services and training opportunities for veterans will also be available. My administration is focused on helping all Mainers find work, but especially our veterans, who have given so much of their time to serve our country.”

Job seekers can have their resumes professionally critiqued by CareerCenter staff while at the job fair.

More than 42 employers will be hiring including Assistance Plus, Athenahealth, Augusta Electrical JATC, Bangor Area Staffing Solutions, Bangor Police Department, Bangor Daily News, Blueberry Broadcasting, Brewer Rehabilitation, Care and Comfort, the Charlotte White Center, Cianbro, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, ESM, Fed EX Ground, Genesis Healthcare, Hannaford, Hollywood Casino, Home Care for Maine, iLA, Inspired Living Mobile App, the Jackson Laboratory, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kidspeace New England, Lane Construction, L.L. Bean, the Lynch Family of Companies, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Staffing Group, Maine State Police, Manpower, MAS Home Care of Maine, McDonald's, Medical Care Development, MERT Enterprises, New England Home Health Care, Nexxlinx of Maine, Northeast Occupational Exchange, OHI, Penobscot Community Health Care, RH Foster Energy, LLC, Sam's Club, Skills, Inc., the State of Maine’s Bureau of Human Resources, Stillwater Health Care, Townsquare Media, UCP of Maine, UPS, University Credit Union, Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart and Woodland's Senior Living of Brewer.

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette reminded jobseekers to be prepared to make a strong first impression. “Dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume,” she said. “Be prepared to have an ‘interview-like’ conversation with employers to discuss your skills and abilities.”

The job fair is sponsored by the CareerCenter, the Bangor Daily News, the National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, and the Maine Department of Labor.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of 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). 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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More than 40 employers will be hiring

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The sixteenth Annual Spring Job Fair will be held on May 14, 2013, at the Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Road in Bangor, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first hour, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., is dedicated to job seekers who are military veterans. In this photo. job seekers speak to an employer at Bangor-area job fair in 2012.