October 29, 2012
For Immediate Release: October 29, 2012 Contact: Leon Ouimet 207-373-4016; Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
Nov. 14 Event Will Spotlight Veteran’s Services
Brunswick—The Southern MidCoast CareerCenter, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber and Goodwill Workforce Solutions are hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick.
“Job fairs are a great way for people to learn about many types of jobs in many different industries,” said Maine Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette. “They are also a good opportunity to make a strong first impression with an employer.”
Employers representing healthcare, banking, manufacturing, education, criminal justice, technology and other industries will be attending. Some of the employers recruiting at the fair include the event sponsor, IDEXX Laboratories, as well as Bath Iron Works, L.L. Bean, Bonney Staffing and USPS of Northern New England.
A veterans’ employment representative will be available to meet with veterans of any age interested in employment and training opportunities. In addition, the event will feature several other organizations that can assist job seekers, those considering self-employment or people interested in retraining or higher education.
Attendees should bring a resume and, more important, should be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.
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.
Job seekers call (207) 373-4000 or 1-888-836-3355 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com. For booth information, employers or service providers may call the Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce at (207) 725-8797, extension 3.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
More than 650 people attended the Fall 2012 Career Fair sponsored by the Bangor CareerCenter. The Southern MidCoast CareerCenter is sponsoring a job fair with a focus on hiring veterans on Nov. 14, 2012, in Brunswick.