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June 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3
Contact: David Grima Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
Rockland— The Rockland CareerCenter, in conjunction with its partners, offers a variety of services that not only help people find employment or upgrade skills but also assist employers in finding qualified workers.
Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provide public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition the CareerCenters provide internet access and O ’Net software for individual skills assessment.
“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.”
The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Rockland unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone at 207-373-4000.
GATEways to Employment—Tuesdays, June 4 and 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Designed to help you jumpstart your work search with the latest tips and tools to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.
Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together—Wednesday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality and motivation and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing—Wednesday, June 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter. Effective Interviewing Skills —Wednesday, June 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Explores proper interviewing techniques and tips.
Training for Employment—Every other Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act. Training program applications will be provided at the end of the workshop. Applicants must be at least 22. Computer Boot Camp— Every Tuesday, 9 to10 a.m. This workshop for novices covers basic computer components and how to use a mouse. Seating is limited.
The Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations in June: 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 training, contact the Rockland CareerCenter in at 207-596-2600 to reserve a seat in training orientations offered every other week on Monday afternoons.
Project You / Job Search for Mature Workers— Wednesday, June 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop presented by Goodwill Workforce Solutions focuses on workers aged 55 and older. The workshop will jumpstart your job search by helping you inventory your skills, design and market your brand and fill your job search tool kit. It will also help you to find support through connections and stay positive through changes in your working life.
Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community offer no cost classes for both 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 Shelley Taylor in Bath at 207-386-1664 or go to www.womenworkandcommunity.org.
The Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St. It is open 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711.
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 CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.