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June 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2014 Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

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

“By taking advantage of the no-charge workshops at our CareerCenters, job seekers can improve their chances at landing the position they want,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenters can teach you not only how to improve your resume, but also show you new places to look for jobs and connect you with HR managers who provide the inside scoop on what employers are looking for in candidates. I encourage you to get the information you need to compete in today’s job market.”

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: July 2, 9,16, 23 and 30, 9 a.m. Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

Financial Aid: July 9, 23 and 30, 9 a.m. Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Preregister at 800-281-373 or at http://meoc.maine.edu .

Computer Boot Camp Workshop #3: July 11, 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.

Gateways to Employment: July 18, 9 a.m. Learn how to jumpstart your job search!

Gateways to Employment (Houlton): July 22, 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.

Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History: July 25, 9 a.m. Do you have a criminal background? Are you having trouble finding work? This workshop will give job search tips, suggestions on how to respond to those hard-to-answer questions and identify where best to seek employment that will lead to a successful job search.

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.