January Programs at the Rockland CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

January 2, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2, 2014 Contact: David Grima Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

Rockland— Start the year with a new career! The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offers a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.

“Our partnerships between businesses and CareerCenters are helpful for both jobseekers and the employer,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenter staff can help people plan for a new career, connect with today’s job search tools and meet hiring decision-makers.”

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters in conjunction with its partners, provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition, we provide Internet access and O ’Net software for individual skills assessment. Employers can list their open positions on the Maine Job Bank and take advantage of our on-line matching system which identifies and refers job candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided free of charge to employers and job-seeking customers.

The Rockland CareerCenter, in conjunction with its partners, continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For more information on any of the CareerCenters programs, visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To learn more, like the Rockland CareerCenter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockland-Careercenter/651910778184186?ref=hl . Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.

GATEways to Employment—Tuesdays, Jan. 7 and 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Designed to help you jumpstart your work search with the latest tips and tools to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.

Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together—Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivations, and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing—Wednesday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Effective Interviewing Skills—Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

The Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations.

Goodwill Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 22 years of age and think you might qualify or benefit from training, contact the Rockland CareerCenter in at 207-596-2600 to reserve a seat in training orientation sessions offered every other week on Monday afternoons. WIA Applications for those interested in will be made available at the end of the orientation. Applicants 16 to 21 years of age should call the above number and inquire about the WIA Youth Program.

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 Shelley Taylor in Bath at 207-386-1664 or go to http://www.womenworkandcommunity.org .

The Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.