Portland Area Job Fair May 21 at the Portland CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

May 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2014
Contact: Michael Roland, CareerCenter Manager, 771-5627; Julie Rabinowitz, Communication Director, 621-5009

Twenty-five employers will be ready to meet with Portland's job seekers

PORTLAND––The Portland CareerCenter, at 185 Lancaster Street, will host a job fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The event offers job seekers opportunities to meet face-to-face with employers hiring for the Greater Portland area.

"Job seeking is a full-time activity, but you don't have to go it alone," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Along with the services at the CareerCenters, there are several resource providers available in your community for training, education, volunteerism and more. Sometimes all we need is a hand up, and the Portland CareerCenter Job Fair is a good place to start."

Employers include Bath Iron Works, Sears–South Portland, Lowe's–Windham, Paradigm Window Solutions, U.S. Cellular, Lawn Dawg, Goodwill, Hospice of Southern Maine, Department of Health and Human Services, Unified Parking Solutions, Time Warner Cable, Maine Department of Corrections, Whole Foods, Great Falls Marketing, UPS, Homecare for Maine, Community Partners, Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation, Dr. Newton's Naturals, Green Clean Maine, Frosty’s Donuts, Prime Electric Motors, Spurwink and Westin Harborview Hotel.

Attendees are encouraged to car pool and to use the parking lots on Lancaster and Chestnut streets as well as area parking lots.

Job seekers should come dressed for a job interview with several copies of their resume and be prepared to have an interview-like conversation with employers. Work-search tips are available in the CareerCenter's guide, Job Hunting in Maine, at http://www.mainecareercenter.com/docs/JobHuntingin_ME.pdf .

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer specialized employment and training services for veterans. If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces, a CareerCenter Veterans' Representative can help you find a job, get new skills, or access other state or federal resources available to Veterans. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority for employment, training and placement services provided under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

The Portland CareerCenter, located at 185 Lancaster Street in Portland, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at (207) 771-5627 or 1-877-594-5627 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711) or portland.careercenter@maine.gov .

More information is available 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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Correction: This release was updated to remove the employers IDEXX, Fluid Imaging Technologies, Pika Energy and NovaStar Ferry, because they will not be at the job fair.