October 10, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2013 Contact: David Grima Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
ROCKLAND — The Rockland CareerCenter is offering many programs in October for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability this spring.
“I encourage people to take advantage of the free assistance that the Rockland CareerCenter provides job seekers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenter staff can help you plan a new career or connect you with today’s job search tools.”
All businesses looking to hire and people looking for work should register with the Maine Job Bank. This month the Job Bank has more than 7,000 job openings. There is no cost to create a profile if you are a job seeker or to list a job if you are an employer.
Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.
GATEways to Employment—Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Designed to help you jumpstart your work search with the latest tips and tools to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.
Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together—Wednesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality and motivation, and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing—Wednesday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.
Effective Interviewing Skills —Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to noon. Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.
The Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations.
Goodwill Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act. Certain eligibility requirements apply. Interested parties are required to attend an orientation session to learn about their training options. Please call 596-2600 to reserve a seat in the next session.
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 Linda Buckmaster in Rockland at 207-596-2615, or go to http://www.womenworkandcommunity.org .
Rockland CareerCenter is at 91 Camden St., Suite 201. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays except state holidays, and can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. 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.