April 28, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2014 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
AUGUSTA—Employers last week listed more new jobs than they closed out on the Maine Job Bank at http://www.mainecareercenter.com , bringing the total number of jobs available to more than 8,000. The Job Bank, a service of the Maine Department of Labor, is a no-cost online job board that serves both employers and job seekers.
“Maine has seen 9,100 private-sector jobs created since March 2013," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Whether you are seeking a part-time job or a full-time professional occupation, you will find it listed on the Maine Job Bank. CareerCenters continue to play a big role in helping Mainers find work, and I encourage employers and job seekers to reach out to our staff for assistance.”
More than 8,000 positions are currently available, from entry level to professional, with small and large employers throughout the state. These include jobs with River City Commercial Cleaning of Bangor, Tyler Technologies of Falmouth and WEX of South Portland. Occupational categories with the most current openings are Construction and Extraction Occupations with 1,704, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations with 1,413 and Sales and Related Occupations with 1,407.
Jobs are filled and posted every day by Maine employers and dedicated staff at the Department of Labor. The team at the Department of Labor reviews each employer who registers and their respective postings before activating the job live on the site. CareerCenter staff follow up with employers after two weeks to review the listing's response, make any adjustments or take the listing down once filled. No job listing on the Maine Job Bank is older than 90 days.
CareerCenters offer a variety of workshops and services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access 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.
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