April 3, 2014
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2014
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009
Employers can reserve tables while job seekers brush up resumes
AUGUSTA— Spring has sprung, and so too will many opportunities to find a new job. The Department of Labor’s network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring or participating in several career fairs. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions. Two are scheduled for the first week of March.
“Job fairs highlight the different companies and types of jobs a region offers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Job seekers who attend can learn which types of jobs are available in their area as well as what skills employers need. With our economy improving and our unemployment rate falling, now is a great time to participate in a job fair as an employer or a job seeker.”
Job seekers who need to update their resume or practice their interviewing skills should contact a CareerCenter for free help. To find more information about jobs fairs across the state or to locate the closest CareerCenter and information about job training programs, visit the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .
Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette stated, “For those who might need training to make a career change or get a dream job, the job fairs and the CareerCenters can help people make those connections.” She added, “People do not have to try to navigate the job search process on their own. In fact, people can visit a CareerCenter at any time to learn about job search strategies, improve computer skills and learn about training and apprenticeship opportunities.”
Businesses interested in participating in these events and other free hiring services the department provides, such as Maine’s Job Bank, should contact their local CareerCenter.
The following Job Fairs have been scheduled to date around the state:
Lewiston/Auburn: 11th Annual Androscoggin County Job Fair, Friday, April 4, 9 a.m. to noon at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn. Employers should register online at http://www.androscoggincounty.com .
Presque Isle: April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeastland Hotel. Sponsored by the Presque Isle CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor and Northern Maine Development Corporation. For employer registration information, call the Presque Isle CareerCenter at 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357.
Calais: April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington County Community College Gymnasium. Employers, call Dodie at 255-1933 to register; space is limited. Sponsored by the Calais CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor and Northern Maine Development Corporation.
Augusta: April 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hiring Maine’s Heroes (general public welcome) at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave. Partnering with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and Heroes to Hired (H2H).
Lincoln: April 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mattanawcook Academy, 33 Reed Drive, Lincoln. Employers contact Amanda Woodard at 207-794-3372 for registration information.
South Paris: April 24, 9 a.m. to noon at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in the cafeteria. Employers, contact Diane at 743-7763 ext 1. If you are a job seeker, get your resume updated and sign up for "Prepare for a Job Fair" workshop at the Lewiston CareerCenter.
Dover-Foxcroft: May 1, Regional Job and Resource Fair, 1 to 5 p.m. at Foxcroft Academy. Employers and resource providers, call Sheree at 974-2440 to register or complete the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12uLgnNQy80JW0etohHaWXXN76E-sbM75kBI6eFe5Ovo/viewform .
Pittsfield: May 14, Pittsfield Area Regional Job Fair, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Warsaw Middle School Gym and Cafeteria, 167 School Street. Registration form available at http://www.pittsfield.org . Sponsored by the Ken-Som (Kennebec-Somerset) Transition Team and the Town of Pittsfield.
Portland: May 21, Portland Job Fair, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster Street. Contact Mark Casifo at 347-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmington: May 22, Western Maine Community Job and Resource Fair, 9 a.m. to noon at the Fitness and Recreation Center at UMF, 152 Quebec St. Employers, contact John Wagner at John.W.Wagner@maine.gov or 753-9086.
Bangor: May 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Spectacular Event Center, 395 Griffin Rd, Bangor. Sponsored by the Bangor CareerCenter.
Augusta: June 17, First Annual State of Maine Government and Maine Municipal Government Job Fair for Veterans at the Augusta Armory.
CareerCenters offer a variety of workshops and 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 CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
This release has been updated as of April 3 to reflect the additional job fair in Portland.