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

January 6, 2014

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2013 Contact: Nichole Jamison Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—Start the year with a new career! For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Machias and Calais CareerCenters will be offering a variety of programs for jobseekers in January.

“Our partnerships between businesses and CareerCenters are helpful for both job seekers and the employer,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenter staff can help people plan for a new career, connect with today’s job search tools and meet hiring decision-makers.”

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 worksite at no cost to the business. The following workshops and programs will be held at the indicated CareerCenters.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment- Two sessions, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Calais CareerCenter and Jan. 23 at 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 work/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. CareerCenter counselors are here to help you find your key to success! To register, call Michelle at 1-800-292-8929.

Finding Dollars for College- Two sessions, Jan. 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Machias. If you are currently in college or will be entering in the Fall 2014, attend one of these sessions and you will learn about financial resources available to assist you. Contact Janie to register at erma.j.small@maine.gov or text her at 446-7718.

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, 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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