August 1, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2019
Contact: Lewiston CareerCenter, 207-753-9001
Media Contact: Jessica Picard, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5099, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewiston CareerCenter Hosting Events in August
LEWISTON- The Lewiston CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, is holding a series of events and workshops during the month of August.
All events are at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, Maine, unless otherwise noted. The CareerCenter is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Monday, August 5, 10 a.m. to noon
20+ employers, all of whom are hiring & will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared with a resume and to have an "interview-like conversation." Dress to impress! Please check the Job Fair tab on www.mainecareercenter.gov for Job Fairs in other cities. For online job search visit https://joblink.maine.gov
CareerCenter Services Orientation:
- Tuesday, August 6, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
An overview of programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services. This will be held the 1st Tuesday of every month. To register, call 753-9001
Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop:
- Thursday, August 8, 10 a.m.-noon
This introductory workshop, facilitated by Karleen Andrews of New Ventures Maine, will help you decide whether self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. To register, call 557-1885.
New Mainers Workshop:
- Thursday, August 22, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
How to complete paper and on-line job applications. Held the 4th Thursday of every month. Interpreter available. To register, call 753-9001. Orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services are held the 4th Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.
- Wednesday, August 28, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Essentials of College Planning for Adults Basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college & trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness & transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures & financial aid. Bring last year's income tax forms to the appointment. To schedule, call 800-281-3703.
Leave a resum for review or complete a draft resum from the Maine JobLink with staff assistance. You will need to bring in your past work history. Must be able to type your own resum. To schedule, call 753-9001.
Preparing for a job interview? Would you like to have a mock interview or talk to CareerCenter staff about how to best answer those tough questions? Call to schedule an appointment. To schedule, call 753-9001.
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 ONet software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.
Call 753-9001 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com.