April 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2013
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460; Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage will open the event
SPRINGVALE—York County will host this spring’s largest career fair on April 19. More than 60 employers have registered to attend. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street in Springvale.
“This job fair is shaping up to be the largest ever in York County,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “It bodes well for Maine’s economy that so many employers are hiring this year. I am pleased that my wife, Ann, will be able to attend and speak with businesses and jobseekers.” Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette will welcome employers and introduce First Lady Ann LePage. Mrs. LePage is scheduled to address employers just before the doors open to the general public at 10 a.m.
The commissioner noted, “We are delighted that Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage can join us in opening the event. This will be a great day for York County’s employers and job seekers.” “With so many employers from Southern Maine, we expect to exceed last year’s attendance of more than 600 people looking for new jobs,” added Paquette.
Attendees will be able to speak with career counselors and veteran’s representatives. Two free workshops will be offered for jobseekers: 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.
The job fair is sponsored by the Maine Department of Labor, the York County CareerCenter, the York County Maine Military Community Network, Sanford Regional Technical Center, York County Community College, the Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Workforce Solutions.
Employers include: Adecco, All Med Staffing of New England, Anchorage by the Sea, Assistance Plus, Bonney Staffing, Casco Bay Molding, Cianbro, Corning, CoWorx, Creative Work Systems, Delta Management Co., Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Express Employment Professionals, Fed Ex Ground, Fiber Materials, Goodall Hospital, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Great Falls Marketing, Granite Bay Care, H & R Block, Haley’s Metal Shop, Hannaford Wells, Hannaford York, Home Helpers & Direct Link, Hospice of Southern Maine, Hussey Seating, Home Depot, Kennebunk/Kennebunkport/Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Kindred Healthcare, Lakeview Neuro Rehabilitation Center, Leddy Group, Lowe’s, Maine Army National Guard, Maine Staffing Group/Project Flagging, Maine Times Media, Manpower, MAS Home Care, Medical Care Development, Metrocast Cablevision, N.A.M.I. Maine, Pike Industries, Poland Springs, Praxair, Prime Auto Group, Progressions Behavioral Health Care, Providence Service Corp., ReMax Realty York, Sanford Institution for Savings, Shaw’s Distribution Center, Springborn Staffing, Spurwink, St. Andre’s Health Care, Support Solutions, Sweetser, T.C. Hafford Basement Systems, Tom’s of Maine, the Tourist Trap, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Waban Projects, Walgreens, Women Unlimited, York County Community College and the York County Sherriff’s Department.
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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.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, http://www.mainecareercenter.com.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
*Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage will open the event*