October 28, 2013
For Immediate Release: October 28, 2013 Contact: Ed Upham, 561-4064; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009
More than 90 employers hiring
BANGOR—The Bangor CareerCenter is co-sponsoring the Fall Career Fair at the Cross Insurance Center on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first hour, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., will be dedicated to job seekers who are military veterans. More than 90 employers will be participating in the fair.
“This is Greater Bangor’s largest career fair in memory, indicating positive economic news for the region and the state,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “We have seen ‘help wanted’ signs going up all over, so this job fair promises to offer good opportunities from great businesses.”
The title partners of this event include the CareerCenter, the Jackson Laboratory, the Bangor Daily News and the Maine National Guard. Sponsors include the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Eastern Maine Medical Center, Maine Department of Labor, Care and Comfort, Hollywood Casino, Cianbro, Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), and the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board.
Participants include Aerus Electrolux, Assistance Plus, athenahealth, Augusta Electrical JATC, Bangor Area Staffing Solutions, Bangor Daily News, Bangor Police Department, Bank of America, Beal College, Blueberry Broadcasting LLC, Bonney Staffing, Brewer Center of Health and Rehabilitation, Camden National Bank, Care and Comfort, Charlotte White Center, Cianbro, Discovery House, EMDC, Eastern Maine Community College, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Employment Specialists of Maine, Inc. ESM), FedEx Ground, Genesis Healthcare, the Getchell Agency, H.O. Bouchard and Sons, Hands Across the Border, Hollywood Casino, Home Care for Maine, Husson University, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, the Jackson Laboratory, JobsInME.com, KFC, Kaplan University, Kelly Services, Kidspeace New England and Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation, Westgate.
Additional participants include Labor Ready, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Living Innovations, Lynco Inc./Lynch Logistics, Inc., Maine Air National Guard, Maine Army National Guard, Maine Department of Corrections, Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), Maine Revenue Services, Maine State Police, Maine Veterans' Homes, Manpower, MAS Home Care of Maine, MERT Enterprises, Miche Bags, National Able Network, New England Home Healthcare, New England School of Communications, Nexxlinx of Maine, OHI, Olsen EZ-Cuts, Penobscot Home Performance, Penobscot Job Corps Academy, Penquis Cap Inc., Rite Aid, Sam's Club, Sappi Fine Paper, the Schwan’s Food Company, SKILLS, Inc., St. Joseph Healthcare, Maine Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Child and Family Services, Maine Department of Transportation, Sullivan Tire, Target Marketing, Time Warner Cable, Townsquare Media, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, University of Maine, UCP of Maine, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, VIP Auto, Wal-Mart, Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer and Zone Corp.
Attendees should bring a resume and, more important, should be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.
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.
Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on 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.