May 20, 2013 - Job Fair at the Rockland CareerCenter May 28
May 20, 2013 - Free Courses on Employment Law for Employers Added Due to Popular Demand
Classes added in Wilton, Bangor and Augusta
May 17, 2013 - Maine Unemployment Rate 6.9 Percent
May 15, 2013 - New Report Describes the Graying of Maine’s Workforce
Large share of older workers indicates need to prepare for their replacement
May 11, 2013 - Bangor CareerCenter Offers Programs for Job Seekers in May
Get ready for the job fair on May 14
May 11, 2013 - May Events at the Skowhegan CareerCenter
Computer, Resume and Interview Workshops
May 11, 2013 - May Programs at the Rockland CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - May Workshops at the Presque Isle CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - May Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - May Programs at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - May Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - May Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - May Programs for Job Seekers at the Portland CareerCenter
May 10, 2013 - Nominations Open for Silver Collar Award
Recognizes Senior-Friendly Businesses
May 10, 2013 - Pittsfield Regional Job Fair on May 15
May 7, 2013 - Job Fair for Veterans on May 9 in Wilton
General public is also welcome
April 30, 2013 - Sequestration Forces Changes to Maine’s Extended Unemployment Compensation Program
Beneficiaries in Tier 3 will see a benefit reduction of eight weeks
April 26, 2013 - Machias Area Job Fair Scheduled for May 1
More than 30 employers will be hiring
April 26, 2013 - Worker Memorial Day on April 28 Honors People Killed or Injured on the Job
Events: Western Maine Central Labor Council will hold a Workers' Memorial Day Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. Pamela Taylor, Director of the Bureau of Labor Standards, will attend. Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette will speak at the Worker’s Memorial Day Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Monday, April 29, at Maine Plumbers and Pipefitters United Association Local 716, 21 Gabriel Drive, Augusta.
April 13, 2013 - April Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter
April 13, 2013 - Bangor CareerCenter Offers Programs for Job Seekers in April
Spring training can lead to a new career
April 13, 2013 - Spring Training Starts at the York County CareerCenter
Sixty employers recruiting at job fair on April 19
April 13, 2013 - 65 Employers Hiring at York County Job Fair
*Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage will open the event*
April 8, 2013 - Worker Injury Data Now Available Online
April 8, 2013 - Input Sought on Bureau of Rehabilitation Service, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) 2013 State Plan
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation invites you to comment on its Services and State Plan.
April 4, 2013 - Spring Career Fair in Presque Isle Features 30 Employers
Attendees can learn about jobs and training opportunities
April 3, 2013 - April Programs for Job Seekers at the Skowhegan CareerCenter
April 3, 2013 - April Programs for Job Seekers at the Rockland CareerCenter
April 1, 2013 - Androscoggin County Holds Tenth Annual Job Fair
More than 45 employers are hiring; free transportation available for veterans
April 1, 2013 - Hancock County Job Fair Features 30 Employers
March 29, 2013 - Maine Unemployment Rate 7.3 Percent in February
March 26, 2013 - Calais Job Fair Features Two Dozen Employers
March 21, 2013 - Work $mart Workshop to Help Women Veterans Get Good Paying Jobs
March 18, 2013 - Maine Unemployment Rate 7.3 Percent in January
March 15, 2013 - Augusta CareerCenter’s Hiring Maine’s Heroes Job Fair Targets Veterans
General public encouraged to attend as well
March 15, 2013 - Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State: More Added
Mark your calendar and update your resume
March 7, 2013 - State Workforce Investment Board Posts Revisions to State Plan for Public Comment
The revisions respond to a request from US Department of Labor for clarification
March 5, 2013 - Maine Department of Labor Warns Citizens of Phone Phishing Scam
The individual who received this call is willing to speak to media; media should contact Julie Rabinowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 4, 2013 - March Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter
Workshops will help prepare job seekers for the Androscoggin County Job Fair in April; new training orientation on South Paris
March 1, 2013 - Lewiston CareerCenter’s March 4 Job Fair Targets Unemployed
Available jobs range from entry level to professional
March 1, 2013 - March Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter
March 1, 2013 - March Programs for Job Seekers at the Skowhegan CareerCenter
March 1, 2013 - March Programs for Job Seekers at the Portland CareerCenter
Start the spring with a new job or train for a new career
February 28, 2013 - March Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter
Take advantage of programs to prep for the York County’s job fair in April
February 28, 2013 - Education Forums Highlight Work Opportunities for Social Security Beneficiaries
Disability Employment Initiative extends the Ticket-to-Work Program statewide
February 11, 2013 - Maine Employers Should Take Advantage of Tax Credits When Hiring in 2013
Credits extended for hiring veterans, residents of Piscataquis and Aroostook counties and others
February 8, 2013 - Workshop Educates Municipalities about ADA Responsibilities
Education makes compliance easier for businesses
February 8, 2013 - February Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter
Training and education fair to be held on Feb. 14
February 8, 2013 - February Events at the Presque Isle CareerCenter
January 28, 2013 - Public Comment Period for State Workforce Plan Ends Tuesday
The proposal increases business input and directs more money into training for in-demand jobs
January 19, 2013 - Video Explains the Need to Revamp Maine’s Workforce Training System
January 19, 2013 - State Workforce Investment Board Posts State Plan for Public Comment
The proposal increases business input and directs more money into training for in-demand jobs
January 18, 2013 - Maine Unemployment Rate 7.3 Percent in December
January 2, 2013 - Dawn Self-Cooper Named Manager of the York County CareerCenter
December 31, 2012 - January Job Fairs Target Unemployed and Veterans
Lewiston CareerCenter helping people reach their new-year career goals
December 31, 2012 - January Programs for Jobseekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter
Jump start your career-related New Year’s resolutions
December 28, 2012 - January Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter
Address those career-related new year’s resolutions in 2013
December 21, 2012 - Maine Unemployment Rate 7.2 Percent in November
December 7, 2012 - CareerCenters See Rise in Number of Job Postings
*First Increase in Four Years*
December 3, 2012 - December Events at the Presque Isle CareerCenter
Job seekers can connect with training and job search strategies
December 3, 2012 - December Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter
York County CareerCenter continues its monthly workshop programs for job seekers
December 3, 2012 - Education Forums Highlight Work Opportunities for Social Security Beneficiaries
Participants will learn about the Ticket to Work program
November 20, 2012 - Maine Unemployment Rate 7.4 Percent in October
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2012 Contact: Glenn Mills 207-621-5192
November 20, 2012 - Unemployment Insurance Scam Spreads to Maine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2012 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
November 13, 2012 - Maine Department of Labor Warns Employers of Unemployment Insurance Scam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2012 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
November 9, 2012 - New Maine Program Receives National Recognition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2012 CONTACT: Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009; John Martins, Department of Health and Human Services, 207-287-5012
October 29, 2012 - Nov. 14: Hiring Maine’s Heroes Job Fair and Expo in Brunswick
For Immediate Release: October 29, 2012 Contact: Leon Ouimet 207-373-4016; Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
October 29, 2012 - November Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter
For Immediate Release: October 29, 2012 Contact: Mary LaFontaine, 753-9094; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009
October 17, 2012 - Richard Freund Appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2012 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
September 28, 2012 - “Snapshot” Offers Insight on Maine Workers with Disabilities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2012 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
September 13, 2012 - Annual Deaf Culture Week Celebration and Award Ceremony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2012 CONTACT: Nancy Melanson 623-7958 (voice); TTY Users call Maine Relay 711
September 4, 2012 - Education Forums Highlight Work Opportunities for Social Security Beneficiaries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
June 21, 2012 - National Employment Experts Address the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services’ Statewide Training Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2012
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
May 24, 2012 - Input Sought on Bureau of Rehabilitation DBVI 2013 State Plan
Input Sought on Bureau of Rehabilitation DBVI 2013 State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services
April 9, 2012 - Input Sought on Bureau of Rehabilitation DVR 2012 State Plan
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) invites you to comment on its services and state plan.
March 1, 2012 - Business Conference to Highlight Disability Employment Model
February 3, 2012 - Governor Proposes Reforms to Job Training Programs
January 25, 2012 - Maine DVR 2011 Quality Assurance Survey Released
Market Decisions conducted this project on behalf of the Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Quality Assurance Survey is designed to allow vocational rehabilitation clients the opportunity to provide feedback about the agencies through which they are currently receiving services or had received services in the past.
November 2, 2011 - BRS Project Helping Individuals with Disabilities Get to Work
May 23, 2011 - DVR State Rehabilitation Meeting date changed to June 23, 2011
The next Division of Vocational Rehabilitation State Rehabilitation Meeting will be held on June 23, 2011 from 1:00 – 4:00 in the Frances Perkin Room at the Central Maine Commerce Center. This meeting has been changed form June 16th to the 23rd.
July 15, 2010 - Governor Baldacci Issues Executive Order Commemorating 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Governor John E. Baldacci has issued an Executive Order commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and reaffirming the State’s commitment to make State programs, jobs and activities fully accessible to people with disabilities.
June 25, 2010 - June DVR Waitlist Project Newletter available
The Bureau of Rehabilitation, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's June NoQ4U newsletter is now available.
June 11, 2010 - Employment for ME redesigned
Employment for ME is a clearing house of information about the employment of individuals with disabilities. It has been redesigned to provide information on all aspects of employment for Job Seekers and Workers with Disabilities, Employers and Providers of Services.
May 14, 2010 - Request for Proposals on BRS Case Management System
The State of Maine, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is requesting proposals from experienced and qualified vendors for a Case Management Solution.
April 5, 2010 - Input Sought on Bureau of Rehabilitation DVR 2011 State Plan
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is seeking comments on the 2011 DVR Annual State Plan.
April 5, 2010 - Input Sought on Changes to Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Rules
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is seeking comments on the 2011 DVR Annual State Plan updates for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment services and proposed rule changes for Long Term Supports rules, the Basic Extended Support and Head Injury.
March 25, 2010 - State Independent Living Council Seeking Input for State Plan
The Maine Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is seeking input on the development of its next 3-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).
January 1, 2010 - New DVR Rules Effective January 1, 2010
New rules go into effect for the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation effective January 1, 2010.
October 8, 2009 - Recovery Act Funds Update
October 8, 2009 - Domestic Violence in the Workplace
October 1, 2009 - National Disability Employment Awareness Month
September 24, 2009 - Deaf Culture Celebrated at State House
September 23, 2009 - Bureau of Rehabilitation Services Announces Public Hearing on Rule Changes
A Public hearing will be held on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Department of Labor, 45 Commerce Drive Augusta Maine. Feed back from the public will be solicited regarding Chapter 1: amendments to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Rules.
September 7, 2009 - Labor Day Remarks by Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman
May 14, 2009 - Feedback Sought on Services for Blind and Visually Impaired
May 13, 2009 - Input sought on Bureau of Rehabilitation DVR State Plan 2010
The Bureau of Rehabilitation, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will hold public hearings to receive comments on the State Plan updates for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment services.
March 3, 2009 - Disabilities and Employment Trends Tracked
February 5, 2009 - The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services releases Highlights 2007-2008.
The Bureau of Rehabilitation releases Highlights 2007-2008. A biennial publication, Highlights provides information on the Bureau’s three divisions, their accomplishments of the last two years, and the challenges ahead. Available from www.maine.gov/rehab/brs_highlights
February 3, 2009 - Mission Transition 2009 Dates Announced
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services announces the dates for the Mission Transition events of 2009. Mission Transition is an event designed to offer students of Maine greater access to information and resources needed to be successful in reaching their post-high school goals. Events will be offered at 10 locations throughout the state. Visit the Mission Transition homepage for more information on events in your area.
October 16, 2008 - Saco Vocational Rehabilitation Moves to Portland
The Saco office of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, a Division of the Bureau of Rehabilitation has moved to the Portland Career Center.
May 29, 2008 - Public Input Sought on Services for people who are Blind and Visually Impaired
Public hearings are scheduled on proposed plan for Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services for people who are blind or have a visual impairment.
May 1, 2008 - Public Feedback Sought on 2009 Vocational Rehabilitation Plan
Public hearings are scheduled on proposed State Plan for Maine General Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program. Draft report available. The comment period for this has closed.
April 18, 2008 - Deafness Advisory Council Sets Five Year Plan
Sets agenda for increasing access to Maine Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late deafened.
April 7, 2008 - Commission on Disability and Employment, 2007 Annual Report
March 13, 2008 - Transition Fairs Target At Risk Students
January 15, 2008 - Task Force Makes Recommendations on Service Animals
January 31, 2007 - Bureau of Rehabilitation Services 2005-2006 Highlights Report Released
October 13, 2006 - Governor Proclaims October as Disability Employment Awareness
May 6, 2005 - Department of Labor Report Highlights the Changing Maine Workforce
Adam Fisher, Assistant to the Commissioner Maine Department of Labor 20 Union Street, Augusta, ME 04333 TEL 207.287.8634 / FAX 207.287.5292
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