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May 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2014 Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

PRESQUE ISLE - The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces June programming for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

“As summer hiring ramps up, know that you can find help in your job search at the CareerCenters,” said Governor LePage. “The staff can meet with you individually or in group workshops for skill assessment, resume writing or career planning. Don’t think of summer as a break from your job search—think of it as the perfect time to start or change your career and get the jump on those waiting for fall.”

Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also “like” the CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Presque-Isle-CareerCenter/272239134751?ref=br_tf . Events are held at the Presque Isle CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street, unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Creating Winning Resumes: June 11, 18 and 25, 9 a.m. to noon Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

Women, Work and Community – Marketing Yourself in a Difficult Labor Market – A Three-Part Workshop: June 11, 18 and 25, 9 a.m. Have you been searching for employment with poor results? Do you feel down and frustrated with outcomes from a long work search? Are you someone who struggles with how to talk about your skills and what you are good at with employers and others? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, this series of workshops provided by Women, Work and Community, in collaboration with the Presque Isle CareerCenter, may benefit you!

Computer Boot Camp Workshop: June 13 and 27, 9 a.m. Do you have difficulty working with computers? Would you like to spruce up your technological skills? This class can help, but advance registration is required for this class. Call today and reserve your seat for the next computer boot camp. Contact Pete Lento at 760-6318.

Labor Market Information for Veterans: June 17, 9 a.m. Trying to figure out what jobs are in your area and the type of training you will need? Labor Market Information uses data from various sources to help determine what jobs are/will be available in a various geographic areas. Use this information to select appropriate training that will lead to employment. This workshop is targeted for veterans, but is also excellent for high school seniors or anyone looking to change career fields.

W.I.S.E. Workshop - Work Incentive Seminar Event: June 18, 10 a.m. Do you want to work but are concerned about how it might affect any benefits you currently receive? Find out about work incentives and rules designed exclusively to help Social Security beneficiaries, (SSI or SSDI) like you, get back to work.

Gateways to Employment (Presque Isle): June 20, 9 a.m. Learn how to jumpstart your job search!

Gateways to Employment (Houlton): June 24, 9 a.m. Learn how to jumpstart your job search! The workshop will be held at the Houlton Higher Ed Center, 18 Military Street in Houlton.

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 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.

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