May 6, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2019
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, 207-324-5460
Media Contact: Jessica Picard, 207-530-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter
SPRINGVALE - The York County CareerCenter in Springvale, located at 9 Bodwell Ct, Springvale, will hold a series of workshop programs during the month of May for job seekers and those considering training to increase their skills and employability.
CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.
Essentials of College Planning Workshop
- Monday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Monday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Monday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately 2 - 3 hours. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit MEOC's website, http://meoc.maine.edu/
Basic Business Startup Class
- Wednesday, May 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Are you thinking about starting a new business or purchasing one but do not have the knowledge or experience? Many people consider business ownership as an alternative to employment. Do you have a great idea to fill a need? Are you a subject matter expert in your field? Have you been working in your industry and are now interested in branching out on your own? Do you need to know more about the ins and outs of operating a business? This workshop will help you start out on the right path. This two (2) hour workshop will cover the basics of starting a business. We will cover paths to business ownership, sources of financing, developing a business plan, and who the SBA resource partners are as well as many other topics to help you decide if small business ownership is for you. Please register at: https://basicbusinessstartupmay012019.eventbrite.com
York County Monthly Job Fair at the CareerCenter
- Monday, May 20, Noon to 3 p.m.
Recruiters will be interviewing for current openings. No appointment required. Please check http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/employment/jobfairs.shtml and our social media for a list of participating employers.
Resume & Interview Coaching
- Wednesday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Is your resume working for you? Your resume is your personal marketing tool that will help you land the all-important interview. Join us to discuss the best practices of resume writing so that you can stand out in a positive way. In the 2nd half of the workshop we will show you how to emphasize your skills and motivate the interviewer to hire you. Please call 207-324-5460 today to reserve your seat
The York County CareerCenter partner resources available in May:
Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program, please call the Workforce Solutions Center at 207-775-5891.
New Ventures Maine - Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and act towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, and be active in the community. Looking for something different? Register for no-cost trainings at locations across Maine. Check on line to see what we have scheduled at http://newventuresmaine.org/ or call 800-442-2092.
Keep track of our latest events on social media. Connect with York County Maine CareerCenter on LinkedIn, Like and follow York County Maine CareerCenter on Facebook and follow @YorkCareerCente on Twitter.
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, Internet access and ONet software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.
The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711).
You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.