August 26, 2013
For Immediate Release: August 26, 2013
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
Mark your calendar and update your resume
AUGUSTA— As autumn approaches, many employers are partnering with Maine’s CareerCenters and local organizations to hold job fairs across the state. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions.
“We are continuing to see improvement in Maine’s jobs numbers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This translates into the need to hire workers for the fall tourism and holiday shopping seasons as well as year-round positions. These career fairs will help connect our businesses with people who are looking for new jobs.”
Several of the job fairs have a special focus on veterans. The Hiring Our Heroes events focus on matching veterans with employment and other resources, but the general public is welcome to participate as well.
Businesses interested in participating in any of these fairs should contact their local CareerCenter. To find the nearest CareerCenter, visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com or call 1-888-457-8883.
- Sept. 5: Job Fair at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 9 a.m. to noon
- Sept. 17: MaineJobs Fall Career Fair at the Italian Heritage Center, Portland, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sept. 19: Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for veterans and families at the Lewiston Ramada
- Oct. 4: Job Fair at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 9 a.m. to noon
- Oct. 8: Hiring Our Heroes at the Augusta Armory for veterans and families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Oct. 9: Presque Isle Area Job Fair, Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Event Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Oct. 29: 16th Annual Bangor Fall Career Fair, Cross Insurance Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; first hour focused on veterans
- Nov. 13: Job Fair, Brunswick; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Nov. 14: Portland Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber Job Fair for veterans and families at Season’s Grille, Riverside Street, Portland
Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette reminds job seekers that the Department of Labor offers a many resources for people looking for a new job. “Visit any CareerCenter for help brushing up your resume or practicing for interviews. We can help you put your best foot forward this fall.”
For those who might need training to make a career change or to get a dream job, the job fairs and the CareerCenters can help job seekers make those connections. Paquette explained, “People do not have to try to find resources or a job on their own or even wait for a job fair near them. They can visit a CareerCenter at any time to learn about training and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as discover the kinds of jobs that suit them best and which employers in their area are hiring.”
To find more information about jobs fairs across the state or to locate the closest CareerCenter and information about job training programs, visit the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .
CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of workshops and 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.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.