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April 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014 Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE - The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces May programming for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

“Our unemployment rate is falling and our businesses are hiring,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “If you are searching for work but haven’t been getting interviews, I encourage you to contact a CareerCenter for free help in improving that resume and practicing job interviews. CareerCenters will help you be in the best position to take advantage of our economic growth.”

Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also “like” the CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presque-Isle-CareerCenter/272239134751?ref=br_tf . Events are held at the Presque Isle CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street, unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Employer Panel (Houlton): May 2, 9 a.m.; Resume and Interview Workshops: 1 p.m. Come to the Houlton Higher Education Center, 18 Military Street, Friday morning and speak with five local employers and find out what they look for in job candidates, on resumes and in interviews. Bring your resume with you and questions to ask, and take advantage of this face-to-face opportunity. Resume and interview workshops will begin at 1 p.m.

Creating Winning Resumes: May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9 a.m. to noon Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

Financial Aid: May 7, 14 and 21, 9 a.m. to noon Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Pre-register at 1-800-281-3703 or http://meoc.maine.edu

OSHA Record Keeping: May 8, 9 a.m. to noon Recording workplace injuries on OSHA forms. Call 207-623-7900 for more information.

Computer Boot Camp Workshop: May 9, 9 a.m. Do you have difficulty working with computers? Would you like to spruce up your technological skills? Call today and reserve your seat for the next computer boot camp. Contact Pete Lento at 760-6318

Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History: May 16, 9 a.m. Do you have a criminal background? Are you having trouble finding work? This workshop will give job search tips, suggestions on how to respond to those hard-to-answer questions and identify where best to seek employment that will lead to a successful job search.

Gateways to Employment (Presque Isle): May 23, 9 a.m. Want to jump start your job search?! Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application

Gateways to Employment (Houlton): May 27, 9 a.m. Want to jump start your job search?! Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application. Workshop will be held at the Houlton Higher Ed Center, 18 Military Street in Houlton.

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 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, 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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