July 29, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 29, 2021
August Programs and Hiring Events at the Maine Department of Labor CareerCenters
MAINE - The Maine Department of Labor's CareerCenters, together with its partners, offers many services to help people find employment or upgrade skills, and help employers find qualified workers.
Due to COVID-19, many services are being offered virtually, while in-person services are currently being offered by appointment only. Hiring events are being offered virtually, drive-through, or in person. Appointments or pre-registration can be made by calling 1-888-457-8883 or by live-chatting with staff on the https://www.mainecareercenter.gov website.
The following services and programs are available at no cost to the public:
Career Directions Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation and how each transfer to todays job market.
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.
Effective Interviewing Skills Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.
Job Search Essentials - This workshop is intended to orient job seekers with the digital tools that have risen in importance
The Career Exploration WorkshopAn extensive and informative three-day workshop offered to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients to explore a variety of career paths and research the required skills needed for those careers. Registration through Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Please call (207) 753-9000 for more information.
Navigating Hiring Process for Individuals with a Criminal History - Navigating Job Search and Hiring Process for Individuals with a Criminal History
Workshops can be accessed by clicking on them here: https://www.mainecareercenter.com/employment/workshops.shtml
August Hiring Events:
August 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Brunswick - Maine CareerCenters Outside Hiring Event
August 5, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. Maine CareerCenters Statewide All-Sector Virtual Hiring Event
August 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hinckley CM Almy hiring Event
August 10, 2021 from 9-11 a.m. York County Employers Virtual Hiring Fair (South Coastal)
August 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Lewiston - Maine CareerCenters Outside Hiring Event
August 26, 2021 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Augusta Maine Hire-A-Vet Hiring Event at the Augusta Civic Center
And more are added all the time!
More information about hiring events can be found by clicking on the event at https://www.mainecareercenter.com/employment/hiringevents/
- Pen-Bay Medical (MaineHealth) is offering multiple Apprenticeship CNA positions starting with a training class taught by the Mid-Coast School of Technology. The class starts on August 10th. For more information, please visit Pen-Bay Medical at: https://www.careersatmainehealth.org/jobs/900652-certified-nursing-assistant-cna-apprentice-earn-while-you-learn
For more information on Apprenticeship, including additional Apprenticeship opportunities and a list of Apprenticeship Sponsors by County, visit: https://www.maine.gov/labor/jobs_training/apprenticeship/
Reminder: Federal unemployment benefits end on September 4, 2021. The Department recommends that claimants take advantage of CareerCenter services. CareerCenters host a variety of job fairs as well as one-on-one meetings with a consultant, to develop employment or training plans. The CareerCenter can be reached by email at MaineDOL.CareerCenter@maine.gov, by phone at 207-623-7981, or by live-chat at https://www.MaineCareerCenter.gov .
Each of the twelve statewide centers provides public computers with internet access, Microsoft Office, resume/cover letter writing software, and O*Net software for personal skills assessment. Employers can list their open positions on Maine JobLink and use our online system which matches jobs with candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided at no charge to employers and job seekers. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service in all Department of Labor programs.