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June 3, 2013

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2013
Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE—The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces June programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability.

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.

“Maine’s Job Bank, a free online service for both employers and job seekers, has hit a record number of open jobs since it launched in 2008,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “I encourage both businesses and people looking for a new job to take advantage of this no-cost service. More than 6,000 jobs ranging from entry level to managerial and professional are listed in all parts of the state.”

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/ . Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Gateways to Employment— workshops offered in two locations: Houlton on June 18, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and in Presque Isle on June 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Want to jump start your job search? Learn new strategies, proper interviewing skills and the correct way to fill out a job application.

Résumés and Interview Skills— workshops offered every Wednesday from 9 to noon. An in-depth exploration of job search, resumes, applications and interviews. Learn how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself—in person (combination of professional and soft skills) and on paper—in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Resume workshops are held

Mock Job Interviews—Interviewing success comes with practice and practicing in a workshop is risk-free and instructional. This workshop, presented by Presque Isle CareerCenter staff, provides the tools needed to feel comfortable in an interview. These workshops are set up on a one on one basis by appointment only.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults – June 3, 12 and 26. Staff from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will discuss the basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. To register, call 800-281-3703 or go to http://meoc.maine.edu/. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

W.I.S.E. Work Incentive Seminar Event – Find out about work incentives and rules designed exclusively to help Social Security beneficiaries (SSI or SSDI) get back to work.

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, is open 8 a.m. to 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.