Fall Career Fair in Presque Isle Features Dozens of Employers Bookmark and Share

October 11, 2012

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2012 Contact: Peter Lento, 207-760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

Presque Isle—The Presque Isle CareerCenter is co-sponsoring a Career Fair on Wednesday October 17, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crow’s Nest restaurant and Event Center, 150 Maysville Street, Presque Isle.

“Job fairs are a great way for people to learn about many types of jobs in many different industries,” said Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette. “They are also a good opportunity to make a strong first impression with an employer.”

Employers representing the healthcare, finance, agricultural, manufacturing, education, criminal justice, technology and other industries will be attending. A sample of employers recruiting at the fair includes: McCain Foods, the Caribou Vet Center, Sitel, Sears, Northern Maine General, Fastenal, Irving Woodlands, Acme Monaco, the National Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs, Jobs in ME, Maine Staffing, Pines Health, Fastenal, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Lowes, Walmart and the State Police.

Paquette added, “It is great to see so many employers from several industries hiring. Getting people back to work is a priority for the LePage administration.”

A veterans’ outreach representative will be available to meet with veterans of any age interested in employment and training opportunities. The event will also feature several other organizations that can assist job seekers or those considering changing careers in determining what careers are appropriate for them. These institutions will provide information on training and higher-education opportunities.

Attendees should bring a resume and, more important, should be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.

The event is sponsored by the Presque Isle CareerCenter and the Maine Department of Labor, the Northern Maine Development Commission, the Crow’s Nest Restaurant and Event Center and the Northern Maine Asset Coalition.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of workshops and 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, ME 04769, is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com .

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