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August 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2019 Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, 207-324-5460

August 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 July 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, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Monday, August 19 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,

York County Monthly Job Fair at the CareerCenter

  • Wednesday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Recruiters from different companies will be interviewing for current openings during these two sessions. No appointment required. Please check and our social media for a list of participating employers and the times they will be here.

Basic Business Startup Class

  • Thursday, August 29 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-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:

The York County CareerCenter partner resources available in August:

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 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,

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