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September 16, 2013

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2013 Contact: Mary LaFontaine, 753-9094; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

September 19 at the Ramada Inn

LEWISTON—The 2013 Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Lewiston will take place at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center at 490 Pleasant Street on Sept. 19, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Employers will be interviewing and recruiting veteran job seekers, active-duty military, members of the National Guard and reserve components and military spouses.

A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers focusing on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military-skill translation and interviewing will be held at 9 a.m. To register for the Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshop, visit http://hohworks.eventbrite.com/ .

“All of our current and former military personnel have incredible skills to offer Maine businesses,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This job fair is an excellent opportunity for businesses to hire a talented person while thanking him or her for serving our country with honor.”

Employers include American Income Life/Matthew Wolfanger Agency, Argo Marketing Group, Assistance Plus, Auburn Army Recruiting Office, Auburn Police Department, AutoZone, Best Buy, Blue Goose, Bonney Staffing Center, Carbonite, Care and Comfort, Cianbro, Family Dollar Store, Fastenal Company, FedEx Ground, FirstLight HomeCare, Geiger, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Great Falls Marketing, Home Care for Maine, JobsinME.com, John F. Murphy Homes, Labor Ready, Lee Auto Mall, Lewiston/Auburn 9‐1‐1, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Living Innovations, Maine Behavioral Health Organization, Maine Community Health Options, Maine Conservation Corps, Maine Department of Corrections, Manpower, Medical Care Development, Nestle Waters, Primerica Financial Services, Providence Service Corporation, Savage Services, SEI/Aaron's, St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath, Tradesmen International, U.S. Cellular, U.S Navy, U.S. Postal Service Northern New England District, Verso Paper Corp., Wal‐Mart Distribution Center, Walgreens and Xerox Services.

Veterans’ services participating include: Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, Maine Department of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Support Solutions, Inc., Veterans, Inc., the Progress Center, the VA Veterans Crisis Line and Maine Veterans' Services.

For registration questions, please contact hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5807.

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.

This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; local chambers of commerce; the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (DOL VETS); Maine Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR); the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; the American Legion; NBC News; and other local partners.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer specialized employment and training services for veterans. If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces a CareerCenter Veterans' Representative can help you find a job, get new skills, or access other state or federal resources available to Veterans. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority for employment, training and placement services provided under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston, 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.