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

February 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2013 Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

Take advantage of programs to prep for the York County’s job fair in April

SPRINGVALE—The York County CareerCenter in Springvale continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. The Third Annual York County Regional Job Fair will take place on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street, Springvale. Businesses looking to hire may still reserve space.

Job seekers are encouraged to attend the fair and participate in two workshops: Going from “Have Done” to “Can Do” with Transferrable Skills at 10:30 a.m. and After the Job Fair: Next Steps at 1 p.m. Job seekers should bring their resume and come dressed for a job interview. The CareerCenter is offering several workshops in March to help candidates prepare for the job fair.

For more information on the job fair or any of the CareerCenter’s programs, visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com or call 207-324-5460. CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs are free and will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

  • Resume Workshop—Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m.–noon. Explore the basics of resume writing and learn how to promote the qualifications you have that directly match what the employer needs. Registration required.
  • Computer Basics for Beginners: Friday, March 8 and March 22, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. This interactive workshop covers basic computer components, navigating the internet, setting up an email account and how to use these new tools in your job search. Space is limited; please call to reserve a seat.
  • York County Networking Group: Brown Bag Networking, Friday, March 8 and March 22, noon–2 p.m. Take your job search to the next level through the power of networking. Join the York County Networking Group to meet other people and share strategies, tips and leads. 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.
  • York County Works — Job Fair Preparation, Tuesday, March 12, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. Learn some tips and tools in order to effectively navigate a job fair. Call 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve a seat at the CareerCenter. The workshop will also be offered in two other locations:
    University College, 110 Main Street, Saco on April 2, 9–11 a.m.; to register contact Goodwill /Workforce Solutions at 207-571-3301.
    York County Community College, College Drive, Wells; to register contact Jessica Gagne, Career & Transfer Services at 207-216-4400.

  • Microsoft Word Basics: Friday, March 15 and March 29, 9 a.m.– noon. This basic workshop is designed for people with little or no experience with Word. Space is limited; please call to reserve a seat.

  • Interview Workshop—Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m.–noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.
  • GATEways to Employment—Monday, March 25, 9 a.m.–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.
  • York County Works: Human Resource Panel Discussion—Tuesday, March 26, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. Three Human Resources directors from local companies 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.
  • Adecco Staffing—Every Thursday in March, an Adecco representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Current openings are with Poland Springs, Corning Life Sciences and GE. No reservation required.
  • Springborn Staffing – On Tuesday, March 12, 1:30–4 p.m. and Friday, March 29, 8–11 a.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 identification and your resume to the interview. Health insurance benefits are available.

The York County CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations in March:

  • Employment Goals Assistance for SSI and SSDI Beneficiaries—Free workshops!—Tuesday, March 19, 1:30–3 p.m. Choose Fulfillment. Choose Earnings. Choose Work! Explore work incentives and rules designed exclusively to help Social Security beneficiaries (SSI or SSDI) get back to work. Meet the CareerCenter Ticket to Work Liaison and Community Work Incentive Coordinator (CWIC), who will co-facilitate the session. The program helps beneficiaries work toward their employment goals while providing a safety net. To register or learn more, contact Damian Cortez , 207-324-5460 or 1-1800-343-0151, Damian.P.Cortez@maine.gov . TTY users call Maine Relay 711.
  • Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Monday, March 25, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Christy Le from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) offers free workshops for adults 19 and older covering College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. She will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To register for the next available session or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit MEOC’s website, http://meoc.maine.edu .
  • 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 training, contact 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 207-286-1722.

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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.– 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, http://www.mainecareercenter.com. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Take advantage of programs to prep for the York County’s job fair in April