October Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

October 10, 2013

Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460, Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

SPRINGVALE—The York County CareerCenter in Springvale is offering many programs in October for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability this spring.

“I encourage people to take advantage of the free assistance that the Springvale CareerCenter provides job seekers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenter staff can help you plan a new career or connect you with today’s job search tools.”

All businesses looking to hire and people looking for work should register with the Maine Job Bank. This month the Job Bank has more than 7,000 job openings. There is no cost to create a profile if you are a job seeker or to list a job if you are an employer.

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To learn more, like the York County CareerCenter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/York-County-Maine-CareerCenter/154812957913590?ref=hl . Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Resume Workshop - Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Explore the basics of resume writing and learn how to promote the qualifications you have that directly match what the employer needs. Registration is required.

York County Works - Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9 to 11 a.m. “Temping Your Way to New Employment or Career”. Why should you consider registering with a staffing agency? Please join us for a lively discussion and Q & A session with those who have the answers and learn about the benefits of temporary employment. Space will be limited. Please call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to register.

York County Networking Group: Brown Bag Networking the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., following our York County Works Events. Take your job search to the next level by utilizing the power of Networking. Join your local York County Networking Group to meet other people, share strategies, tips and leads. Remember, it only takes one piece of information to lead you to your next opportunity. Bring a lunch and bring a friend! All are welcome. No reservation required.

Interview Workshop: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Learn new interviewing techniques by role playing interviews. Registration required.

GATEways to Employment: Monday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Join us for the beginning installment of our “workshop trilogy.” Learn how assessments can identify abilities, interests and skills and discover the unadvertised job market. Other topics include Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Cover Letter Tips and Interviewing. Registration Required.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Monday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be offering a free workshop for adults 19 and older covering topics on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. The instructor will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Space is limited please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit MEOC’s website, meoc.maine.edu .

Human Resource Panel Discussion - Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9 to 11 a.m. Join us and three Human Resources Directors from local companies who will discuss the “ins-and-outs” of resume and job application reviews, including job interviews and appropriate follow-up techniques. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to register for the York County Works Human Resource Panel Discussion.

Employer Recruitments for October – please check our website for additions and updates.

Springborn Staffing: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A representative from Springborn Staffing will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. Openings are available for experienced Production, Assembly & Warehouse Personnel. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Please bring 2 valid forms of ID and resume to interview. Health insurance benefits are available.

Fed Ex Ground: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to noon. Fed Ex Ground will be at the York County CareerCenter recruiting for Seasonal Driving positions. Must be 21 years old and will be required to have drug screening, background check and physicals. One year commercial driving exp. preferred, 6 mos. exp. driving like-sized commercial vehicle within the last 3 years required. Must have valid driver's license, clean driving record and customer service skills. No appointment needed.

Adecco Staffing: Every Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An Adecco representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale. Current openings are in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No reservation required.

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in October:

Women Unlimited: Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist consultations for those interested in exploring non-traditional occupations (NTO) for women and who are considering a potentially better-paying job. Contact Sue LeClair, NTO specialist at (207) 215-6992.

Goodwill Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community offer no cost classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call Ruth Graves in Saco at 286-1722.

Follow and keep track of our latest events on Twitter with our handle @YorkCareerCente or go to LinkedIn.com and search for York County CareerCenter.

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.

The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). 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.