March Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

March 7, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460; Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

The York County Regional Job Fair will be held on Friday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street in Springvale

SPRINGVALE – The York County CareerCenter in Springvale continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“Employers will be hiring at job fairs all over the state this spring,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Use the CareerCenter services to make sure that you are ready for the York County job fair this month.”

CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

Interview Workshop – Tuesday, March 18, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.

How to Navigate a Job Fair – presented by York County Community College, Wells, Maine – Wednesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. Join us as we provide you with some tips and tools in order to effectively navigate our upcoming job fair. Remember, it only takes one piece of information to lead you to your next opportunity! Space will be limited: FMI and to register please call 646-9282.

GATEways to Employment – Monday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 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, Resumes, Cover Letter Tips and Interviewing. Registration Required.

The 4th Annual York County Regional Job Fair will be held on Friday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street, Springvale. For more information and to see a list of confirmed employers, please visit the CareerCenter web site at: http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

York County NetWorks: How to Navigate a Job Fair – Tuesday, March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Join us as we provide you with some tips and tools in order to effectively navigate our upcoming job fair. Remember, it only takes one piece of information to lead you to your next opportunity! Space will be limited; call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve your seat for this workshop.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Monday, March 31, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be offering a free workshop 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). Space is limited please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit MEOC’s website, http://meoc.maine.edu.

Employer Recruitments for March – please check our website for additions and updates.

Springborn Staffing – Monday, March 10 and March 24 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. A representative from Springborn Staffing will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. Openings are available for experienced production, assembly & warehouse personnel. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Please bring two valid forms of ID and resume to interview. Health insurance benefits are available.

Leddy Group – Tuesday, March 18 from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. A representative from Leddy Group will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. No Appointment needed.

Adecco Staffing – Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An Adecco representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale. Current openings are in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No appointment required.

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

Women Unlimited – Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist consultations for those interested in exploring non-traditional occupations (NTO) for women, and who are considering a potentially better-paying job. Contact Sue LeClair, NTO specialist at 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 571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

Maine Centers for Women, Work & 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 our latest events on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To find us on LinkedIn, go to LinkedIn.com and search for York County Maine CareerCenter. To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook and search York County Maine CareerCenter. To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for York CareerCenter.

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 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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