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June 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2013
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009

June Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter

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

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.

“Maine’s Job Bank, a free online service for both employers and job seekers, has hit a record number of open jobs since it launched in 2008,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “I encourage both businesses and people looking for a new job to take advantage of this no-cost service. More than 6,000 jobs ranging from entry level to managerial and professional are listed in all parts of the state.”

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.

Resume Workshop—Tuesday, June 4, 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 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 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—Tuesday, June 11, 9. to 11 a.m. “The Mystery to Successful Online Job Application.” Join us as we provide you with information and tips on how to successfully complete an online application. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve a place for this workshop. Space will be limited; please call to reserve a seat.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop—Monday, June 17, 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 or visit website, meoc.maine.edu.

Interview Workshop—Tuesday, June 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.

Employment Goals Assistance to SSI Beneficiaries- Free workshops! – Tuesday, June 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Designed to help SSA beneficiaries take next steps toward work. Choose Fulfillment. Choose Earnings. Choose Work! Find out about work incentives and rules designed exclusively to help Social Security beneficiaries (SSI or SSDI) get back to work. Meet your CareerCenter Ticket to Work Liaison and your area Community Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC), who will co-facilitate the session. The program helps beneficiaries to take next steps toward their employment goals, while providing a safety net. To register or to learn more, please contact Damian Cortez, (207) 324-5460 or 1-1800-343-0151 or at Damian.P.Cortez@maine.gov.

GATEways to Employment—Monday, June 24, 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.

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, 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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