Hiring Maine's Heroes Job Fair April 24 in Augusta Bookmark and Share

April 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2014 Contacts: Peter Diplock, Augusta CareerCenter Manager, 624-5120; Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

More than 30 employers will be on hand to meet with veterans and job seekers

AUGUSTA—Hiring Maine's Heroes will be held on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave. The CareerCenter is partnering with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and Heroes to Hired (H2H) in the event to connect veterans with employment opportunities. The event is open to the public.

“We have the second-largest number of veterans per capita in the nation. We owe our heartfelt gratitude to our troops who defend our freedom and who sacrifice time with their family, friends and communities to serve,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. "The State and the Department of Labor are proud to partner with these organizations to connect veterans with jobs, but all job seekers are welcome. Maine’s economy is heating up so this is a great time to get a job."

Participating organizations include: 1800 Water Damage; Assistance Plus; Bonney Staffing; Capitol Area Staffing Solutions; Care and Comfort; Department of Professional and Financial Regulation; DISH Network; Edward Jones Investment; Gerrity Industries; Hampton Inn; Home Care for Maine; Job Corps; KVCAP Transportation Services; Local 716 – Plumbers and Pipefitters; Lowe’s; Maine Staffing Group; Maine State Police; Merrymeeting Behavioral Health; New Balance; Notify MD; NRF Distributors; Pine State Trading Co.; Primerica Financial Services; Senator Angus King’s office (Teague Morris); Spare Time Recreation / Ground Round Sports Grille; Sup Ship; Ted Berry Co.; T-Mobile; Tri-State Staffing Solutions; Turma, Inc.; University of Maine at Augusta; Veterans Inc.; Women Unlimited; and Veterans Health Administration Human Resources.

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.

Call 624-5120 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on 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.