July Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias and Calais CareerCenters Bookmark and Share

June 26, 2013

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2013
Contact: Nichole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—The Washington County CareerCenters are 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 in recruiting employees and can offer onsite at no cost to the business. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenters noted below.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session—July 3, 2 p.m. at the Calais CareerCenter and July 25, 9 a.m. at the Machias CareerCenter. Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer? Do you want to be at a significant advantage from other job seekers in today's competitive job-seeking environment? GATEways to Employment is a great opportunity for you! Come and share your ideas and experiences with other job seekers. Increase your job search success, gain insight on the latest job search techniques and maximize your potential. To register, call Michelle at 1-800-292-8929.

Essentials of College Planning—July 25, 10 a.m. at the Machias CareerCenter. Sally Daniels, an advisor from Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be offering a free workshop on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process for adults. The session will discuss college and trade school options in the Washington County region, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. The instructor will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Participants should bring their 2012 1040 tax form (or income estimates for 2012) and any high school/GED and college transcripts. Space is limited please call 1-800-281-3703 to register or ask questions. Visit the website, meoc.maine.edu , for more information.

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 Calais CareerCenter located at One College Drive in Calais, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at (207) 454-7551 or 1-800-543-0303 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711) or email calais.careercenter@maine.gov .

The Machias CareerCenter located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1 in Machias, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at (207) 255-1900 or 1-800-292-8929 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711) or email machias.careercenter@maine.gov . More information is available 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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