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

June 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 1, 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 programs in July for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“I encourage people looking for a new job or who want to change careers to take advantage of these free CareerCenter services,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Use the tools they provide to market yourself in our improving economy. Be ready for the moment when the business you want to work for is ready to hire.”

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.

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, July 2, 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 Works—“Maine’s Job Bank Account”: Tuesday, July 9, 9 to 11 a.m. This interactive workshop will guide you through a complete Maine’s Job Bank registration. You will create a registration and profile as well as learn how to upload your resume and accept referrals for current positions. There are more than 6,000 open jobs on the job bank this month! Open the door to your next opportunity by accessing Maine’s Job Bank today! Space will be limited; Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve your seat for this workshop.

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 and 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.

Interview Workshop: Tuesday, July 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.

Human Resource Panel Discussion: Tuesday, July 23, from 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.

GATEways to Employment - Monday, July 29, 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.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop: Monday, July 29, 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.

Adecco Staffing: Every Thursday in July (except July 4), an Adecco representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Current openings are with Poland Springs, Corning Life Sciences and GE. No reservation required.

Springborn Staffing: Tuesday July 11 and 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., a representative from Springborn Staffing will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. Openings are available for experienced production, assembly and warehouse personnel. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Please bring two valid forms of ID and a resume to the interview. Health insurance benefits are available.

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

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 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.

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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