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March 3, 2014

For Immediate Release: March 3, 2014
Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600, Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

ROCKLAND – People interested in exploring the basics of starting up their own business are invited to a free informational workshop at the Rockland CareerCenter, 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 17.

Maine Small Business Development Center Director and Business Counselor David Hill will describe the keys to successful business startup and management, focusing on the business plan:

  • What is it?
  • Why do you need one?
  • What can it do for you?

There is no cost for this workshop, but people planning to attend should register by calling the CareerCenter at 596-2600 (Select Phone System Option #1), or by going to the CareerCenter in person at 91 Camden St., Suite 201, Rockland. Please register early as there is a 12-seat limit.

Rockland CareerCenter is part of the Maine Department of Labor. In collaboration with its non-profit partners, it offers a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade their skills and to help employers to find qualified workers.

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office software. In addition we provide Internet access for job search, 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 is located at 91 Camden St. and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Call 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916 for more information; 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.