May Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

May 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2013
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

SPRINGVALE—The York County CareerCenter in Springvale is offering several programs in May for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“I encourage people to take advantage of the free assistance that Maine’s CareerCenters provide jobseekers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “The job market today is based on the Internet. CareerCenter staff can connect you with today’s job search tools, like email addresses and tips on filling out online applications.”

CareerCenters can assist businesses recruit employees and can offer workshops at their location at no cost to the business. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop—Monday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be offering a free workshop for adults 19 and older covering topics on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. The instructor will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Space is limited please call 1-800-281-3703 to register.

Resume Workshop—Tuesday, May 7, 9 a.m. to noon. Explore the basics of resume writing and learn how to promote the qualifications you have that directly match what the employer needs.

York County Networking Group—Brown Bag Networking the second and fourth Tuesday of the month following our York County Works Events. Take your job search to the next level by utilizing the power of Networking. Join your local York County Networking Group to meet other people, share strategies, tips and leads. Remember, it only takes one piece of information to lead you to your next opportunity. Bring a lunch and bring a friend! All are welcome. No reservation required.

York County Works: “Temping Your Way to New Employment or Career”—May 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. Why should you consider registering with a staffing agency? Please join us for a lively discussion and Q & A session with those who have the answers and learn about the benefits of temporary employment. Space will be limited; please call to reserve a seat.

Mature Worker Event: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities in Today’s Economy—Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be held at Sanford Community Adult Education, 21 Bradeen St. in Springvale. The economy has changed! New careers and occupations are being created that will affect what you may be doing for work. Are you 50+ and interested in learning about these changes? Explore practical options that can assist you in making your decisions. Learn what community agencies and educational services are available to you as you move forward in your work search and more. This is a collaboration with the York County CareerCenter, University College at Saco, Goodwill Workforce Solutions and Kerry Kenney, Consultant.

GATEways to Employment—Monday, May 20, 9 a.m. to noon. Join us for the beginning installment of our “workshop trilogy.” Learn how assessments can identify abilities, interests and skills and discover the unadvertised job market. Other topics include Job Search Strategies, Resume and Cover Letter Tips and Interviewing. Registration Required.

Interview Workshop—Tuesday, May 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.

Human Resource Panel Discussion—Tuesday, May 28, 9 to 11 a.m. Join us and three Human Resources Directors from local companies who will discuss the “ins-and-outs” of resume and job application reviews, including job interviews and appropriate follow-up techniques. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to register.

Adecco Staffing—Every Thursday in May, an Adecco representative will be recruiting at the CareerCenter from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current openings are with Poland Springs, Corning Life Sciences and GE. No reservation required.

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in May:

  • Essentials of College Planning Workshop—Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) offers free workshops for adults 19 and older covering topics on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. The instructor will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To register for the next available session or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit MEOC’s website, http://meoc.maine.edu .

  • Women Unlimited—Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist consultations for those interested in exploring non-traditional occupations (NTO) for women and who are considering a potentially better-paying job. Contact Sue LeClair, NTO specialist at (207) 215-6992. Goodwill Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

  • Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community offer no-cost classes for men and women in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call Ruth Graves in Saco at 286-1722.

Follow and keep track of the York County CareerCenter’s latest events on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/yorkcountycareercenter , Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/York-County-CareerCenter/154812957913590 , and Twitter (@YorkCareerCente).

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.

The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). 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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