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May 10, 2013

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2013
Contact: Anita Dunham, Wilton and Skowhegan CareerCenters Manager, (207) 645-5800; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

Skowhegan CareerCenter hosting a free workshop for attendees

PITTSFIELD—The Skowhegan CareerCenter is hosting a workshop for people attending the Pittsfield Area Regional Job Fair on May 15, 2013. The job fair will be held at the Warsaw Middle School Gym and Cafeteria, 167 School St. in Pittsfield from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“This job fair and the free workshops will help job seekers connect with employers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “The staff of the CareerCenters can help people identify training programs and consider different career paths that match their interests and skills. My administration is focused on helping Maine people find jobs, and I encourage all of those who are seeking employment to take advantage of these free services.”

The free workshops available at the fair are: - Maine CareerCenter Q&A, 3:35 to 4:30 p.m. Professionals from the Maine CareerCenter will help you target your work search problem areas and answer any questions you have about how to effectively use the centers in your quest for employment.
- Starting Your Own Business, 4:35 to 5:30 p.m. Discover the resources and opportunities available to start your own business from a former business owner who has a keen understanding of business operations including management, human resources, sales and marketing.
- Maximizing Social Media in Your Job Search, 5:35 to 6:30 p.m. Learn how to use LinkedIn to network with people and companies and to market yourself and get an overview of the best job search websites and how to maximize their search functions.

Employers participating include ADECCO, Argo Marketing Group, Assistance Plus, @Work Personnel Services, Bonney Staffing Center, Care and Comfort, Cianbro, ESM, Inc., Home Care for Maine, iLa, Maine Staffing Group, MAS Homecare of Maine, Medical Care Development, Inc., Merrymeeting Behavioral Health, Nikken – A Home Based Career, Redington Fairview General Hospital, Sebasticook Valley Health, SKILLS, Inc. and the U.S. Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations.

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette suggests that job seekers dress professionally and come prepared. “Don’t forget to bring multiple copies of your resume,” she said. “You will want to have ‘interview-like’ conversations with employers to discuss your skills and abilities.”

The fair is sponsored by the Kennebec-Somerset Transition Team and the Town of Pittsfield. For more information on the job fair, contact Kathryn Ruth at the Pittsfield Town Office, 487-3136 or townmanager@pittsfield.org . For more information on the resource tables and providers, contact Dana Hamilton, employment services coordinator at 1-800-542-8227, ext. 2533 or danah@kvcap.org.

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 98 North Avenue, Suite 20, Skowhegan, 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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