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April 13, 2013

For Immediate Release: April 13, 2013
Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE—The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces April programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability. Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also “like” the CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presque-Isle-CareerCenter/ .

“I encourage residents in The County to take advantage of the training provided by the Presque Isle CareerCenter,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Asking for this free assistance with your job search and networking can help you get a new or better job, and this benefits you and your community.”

Creating Winning Resumes—workshops offered April 17 and 24; 9 a.m.–noon. Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand after this three-hour workshop.

Gateways to Employment—workshop offered in two locations: Houlton on April 23; 9–10 a.m. and in Presque Isle on April 26, 9 a.m.–noon. Want to jump start your job search? Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application.

Financial Aid—April 17; 9 a.m.–noon. Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Please pre-register at 800-281-3703 or http://meoc.maine.edu . Interview Workshop—April 19, 9–10 a.m. Interviewing formats are constantly changing. Find out what to expect when you walk in to sit down with an employer.

Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History—April 19, 9–10 a.m. Do you have a criminal background? Are you having trouble finding work? This workshop will give job search tips, suggestions on how to respond to those hard-to-answer questions and identify where best to seek employment that will lead to a successful job search.

Targeted Veteran’s Workshop: Graduation and the Job Search—April 23, 10 a.m.–noon. It’s a competitive job market. This job search skills workshop provides the tools needed for graduating veterans to be successful in a job search, including strategies to highlight skills and set yourself apart from the others—it’s all about marketing yourself!

Job Information Employer Panel—April 24, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Come meet several area employers and hear them talk about what they look for on a resume and in interviews. Find out what makes you stand out above all others and how to make the right impression. In the afternoon, participate in resume and interviews workshops.

OSHA 1910 10 – Hour General Industry—April 25 and 26, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. General Industry standards; graduates receive OSHA cards. If interested, contact Jennifer Marlowe at 207-623-7922.

The Intro to Training workshop provided by ACAP will no longer be held at the Presque Isle CareerCenter. It will take place on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at the ACAP building, 771 Main Street, beside Walmart.

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 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, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

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