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April 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2013
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, 207-324-5460, Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

Sixty employers recruiting at job fair on April 19

SPRINGVALE—The York County CareerCenter in Springvale is hopping this month with workshops for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

The Third Annual York County Regional Job Fair will be held on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street in Springvale. The job fair will feature more than 60 employers, and participants can also attend two free 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. Maine’s First Lady, Ann LePage, is scheduled to kick-off the job fair with opening remarks to employers.

“I encourage everyone in Southern Maine who is looking for a new job to take advantage of these free training programs and to attend the job fair,” said Governor Paul R. LePage.

Job seekers looking to get ready for the job fair can take advantage of services provided by the CareerCenter. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

  • York County Networking Group: Brown Bag Networking, Friday, April 26, noon–2 p.m. Take your job search to the next level by utilizing the power of Networking. Join your local York County Networking Group to meet other people, share strategies, tips and leads. Remember, 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.

  • Interview Workshop—Tuesday, April 16, 9 a.m–noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.

  • York County Works — Tuesday, April 23, 9–11 am. Networking & Social Media– Join us and learn how to use these tools in your job search. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve your seat.

  • Microsoft Word Basics: Friday, April 26, 9 a.m.–noon. If you have little or no experience with Word, this is the class for you. Space is limited; please call to reserve a seat.

  • GATEways to Employment — Monday, April 29, 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.

  • Adecco Staffing — Every Thursday in April, 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 – Tuesday, April 23, 1:30–4 p.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 ID and resume to the interview. Health insurance benefits are available.

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in April:

  • Essentials of College Planning Workshop –Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) offers free workshops for adults 19 and older covering topics on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. The instructor 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, meoc.maine.edu .

  • Women Unlimited — If you are a woman looking for a higher-paying job, you can speak with a Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist. 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 this program please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

  • Maine Centers for Women, Work and 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 286-1722.

Follow and keep track of the York County CareerCenter’s latest events on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/yorkcountycareercenter , Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/York-County-CareerCenter/154812957913590 , and Twitter (@YorkCareerCente).

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. They also 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.

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Sixty employers recruiting at job fair on April 19