October Programs for Job Seekers and Employers at the Presque Isle CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

October 1, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018

Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 207-760-6300

Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE - The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces no-cost programs in October for job seekers, those who are considering training for a new career, and employers.

"Maine needs more workers with specific skills to fill our open jobs, now, in this era of historically low unemployment, and in the future to replace our aging workforce when they retire," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "I signed President Trump's 'Governor's Pledge to America's Workers' to connect Mainers and employers and get better skills. Better jobs and a skilled workforce means higher wages. Connect with your closest Maine CareerCenter and get the skills you need. Visit mainecareercenter.gov for more information."

Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also like the CareerCenter on Facebook. Events are held at the Presque Isle CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street, unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Financial Aid - Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 9 a.m.

Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Call 207-694-0718 to register or visit http://meoc.maine.edu .

Creating Winning Resumes - Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 9:00 a.m.

Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

OSHA Recordkeeping - Friday, October 12, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This class provides thorough and comprehensive six-hour training for both new and experienced safety and human resources personnel. You will learn the OSHA rule (29 CFR 1904) regarding recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses as it applies to your organization. This class includes several hands-on activities on how to correctly fill out the required injury reporting forms. Register at http://www.safetyworksmaine.gov .

About the CareerCenter

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 207-760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.gov .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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