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January 3, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2018
SHOW CONTACT: Ashley Sears, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, 287-7625
Media Contacts: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009, John Bott, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, 287-3156
AUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in collaboration with the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL), are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Career Fair, to be held during the Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta. The Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, January 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Augusta Civic Center.
"The Agricultural Trades Show and Career Fair is a great opportunity for job seekers to learn about Maine's agriculture industry," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There's no cost to attend, and I encourage Mainers to come visit with these companies, as well as connect with resources from the Maine Department of Labor."
Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resume and meet with these employers:
- American National/Farm Family Insurance
- Bartlettyarns, Inc.
- Casella Organics
- Feed Commodities International, Inc.
- Hammond Tractor Co.
- Hannaford Supermarket
- Kent Nutrition Group
- Maine Agriculture in the Classroom
- Maine Association of Conservation Districts
- Maine Dairy Industry Association
- Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)
- Poulin Grain, Inc.
- United Farmer Veterans of Maine
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Representatives from the Augusta CareerCenter and Maine's Hire-A-Vet Campaign will also be available to meet with job seekers.
The Maine Agricultural Trades Show can be found online at http://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/marketpromotion/agtrade_show.shtml . The event is open to the public.
Maine Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.