Technology Mini Job Fair at the Augusta CareerCenter February 4 for Veterans and Public Bookmark and Share

January 31, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2014 Contact: Augusta CareerCenter, 207-624-5120; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

AUGUSTA—The Augusta CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, will be hosting a mini job fair on Tuesday, February 4, focused on hiring for technology jobs for the State’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). Kelly Services will also be hiring at the CareerCenter that day.

“Our falling unemployment rate is a strong indicator of our improving economy,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Now is a good time to use CareerCenter services to make sure that your resume rises to the top of the hiring manager’s list. Our staff can give you a fresh perspective and solid advice on your job search and career options.”

The technology mini job fair will have exclusive hours for veterans from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and then will be open to the general public from noon to 3 p.m.

Kelly Services will be hiring from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for seasonal packers, material handlers, and warehouse workers in the Skowhegan, Norridgewock and Madison areas. Applicants should bring a resume with eight years of work history listed, two professional references and be prepared to interview.

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To learn more, like the Augusta CareerCenter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CareerCenterAtAugustaMe . Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs. For more information on any of the CareerCenters programs, visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com or call 207-624-5120.

Essentials of College Planning & Financial Aid— Fridays, Feb. 14 and 28; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Covers the basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment. Please call 1-800-281-3703 to pre-register.

Gateway to Employment—Thursday, Feb. 27 and Mar. 27; 9 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop offers an overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available during a job search—learn how the CareerCenter can help!

Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshop—The Wednesday, Feb. 19 workshop combines Resume Writing and Interview Skills into one session: 9 a.m. to noon. An in-depth exploration of job search, resumes, applications and interviews. Learn how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself—in person and on paper—in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Call the CareerCenter to register; 207-624-5120.

Veterans' Networking Group—Join us and meet fellow veterans. Discuss interesting monthly topics, share ideas and network with others. For dates and times, please contact Doug Hudson, Local Veterans' Employment Representative, at douglas.c.hudson@maine.gov or 207-624-5156. Take this opportunity to network, share experiences with other job seeking Veterans and learn some new things that might help your next career move.

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition, we provide Internet access and O ’Net software for individual skills assessment. Employers can list their open positions on the Maine Job Bank and take advantage of our on-line matching system which identifies and refers job candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided free of charge to employers and job-seeking customers.

The Augusta CareerCenter is located 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2. It is open 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be reached at (207) 624-5120 or 1-800-760-1573. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711.

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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