Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair May 22 Bookmark and Share

May 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 20, 2014
Contact(s): Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter Manager, 753-9094; Julie Rabinowitz, Communication Director, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

More than 75 employers and resource providers will be available to speak with job seekers and members of the public

FARMINGTON––The Maine CareerCenter, the University of Maine at Farmington and Western Maine Community Action are collaborating on the Western Maine Community Job Fair, May 22 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Fitness and Recreation Center at UMF. The event offers opportunities to meet with employers, career services, volunteer networks and veterans' resources.

"Searching for work is a full-time activity, but you don't have to go it alone," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Along with the services our CareerCenters provide, several other resources are available in your community for training, education and volunteering. Sometimes all we need is a hand up, and the Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair is a good place to start."

Employers exhibiting include Androscoggin Homecare and Hospice, Argo Marketing, Assistance Plus, Auburn Police Department, Barclaycard, Bates College, Bonney Staffing, Carbonite, Care and Comfort, Cianbro, Cindi Ferguson, CPA,PC, Community Health and Counseling Services, Creative Innovations, DHHS - Office for Family Independence, DHHS - Office of Child and Family Services, Farmington Fire Department, Growing Opportunities, Home Care for Maine, Leap Inc., LearningWorks–AmeriCorps, Local 669 – JATC Compliance Office, Lowes – Auburn, Maine Air National Guard, Maine Army National Guard, Maine Behavioral Health Organization, Maine Department of Corrections, Manpower, Merrill Builders, Merrymeeting Behavioral Health, Modern Woodmen, NAMI Maine Family Respite Program, New Balance, Notify MD, Opportunity Enterprises, Oxford Casino, Pine Tree Retirement Planning, Primerica, Providence Service Corporation of ME, Sam's Club, Sandy River Center – Genesis Health Care, Spurwink, Support Solutions, T-Mobile, Togus VA, Tri-County Mental Health, U.S. Army Recruiting, U.S. Cellular, U.S. Navy, VA Healthcare - Medical Foster Home, Verso Paper; Wal-Mart – Farmington and Xerox Business Services.

Resource providers include A-Team Solutions (H2H), the CareerCenter, Central Maine Community College’s Corporate and Community Services, Franklin County Chamber, Girl Scouts of Maine, Goodwill NeuroRehab Services, Kaplan University, Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties, Maine Agribility, Maine Small Business Development Center, New England College of Business and Finance, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Region 9 - Professional Driver Training, SafetyWorks!, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, Tri-Valley United Way, UMF Admissions, UMF Graduate Studies and Educational Outreach, VA - Maine, Vet Center – Lewiston, Vets Inc., VOA Northern New England Veteran Services Program and Women, Work and Community.

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 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) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. To find your closest CareerCenter, visit 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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More than 75 employers and resource providers will be available to speak with job seekers and members of the public