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June 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2014 Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460; Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

SPRINGVALE – The York County CareerCenter in Springvale continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“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.”

CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

Resume Workshop – Tuesday, July 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Explore the basics of resume writing and learn how to promote the qualifications you have that directly match what the employer needs. Registration is required.

York County "NetWorks" – Join us as we continue our updated workshop format and take your job search to the next level by utilizing the power of networking. We will start off our morning with brief introductions over coffee then begin this interactive workshop.

Human Resource Panel – Tuesday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon Three Human Resources Directors from local businesses will provide an overview of their companies; discuss the “ins-and-outs” of resume and job application reviews, their job interview process and appropriate follow-up techniques. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to register for the York County Works Human Resource Panel Discussion.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Monday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be offering a free workshop for adults 19 and older covering topics on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. The instructor will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Space is limited. Please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit MEOC’s website, meoc.maine.edu.

Interview Workshop – Tuesday, July 15, 9 a.m. to noon Learn new interviewing techniques by role-playing interviews. Registration required.

GATEways to Employment – Monday, July 28, 9 a.m. to noon Join us for the beginning installment of our “workshop trilogy.” Learn how assessments can identify abilities, interests and skills and discover the unadvertised job market. Other topics include job search strategies, resumes, cover letter tips and interviewing. Registration is required.

Employer Recruitments for July – please visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com for additions and updates.

Springborn Staffing – Monday, July 14, 8:30 to 11 a.m. A representative from Springborn Staffing will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. Openings are available for experienced production, assembly and warehouse personnel. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Please bring two valid forms of ID and resume to interview. Health insurance benefits are available.

Leddy Group – Tuesday, July 8 and 22, 8:30 to 11 a.m. A representative from Leddy Group will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. No appointment needed.

CoWorx – Every Thursday in July (except July 3) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A CoWorx representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale for openings in York County. No appointment needed.

Adecco Staffing – Every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An Adecco representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale. Current openings are in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No appointment required.

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in July:

Women Unlimited – Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist consultations for those interested in exploring non-traditional occupations (NTO) for women and who are considering a potentially better-paying job. Contact Sue LeClair, NTO specialist at 215-6992.

-Goodwill Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program, please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

-Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community offer no cost classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call Ruth Graves in Saco at 286-1722.

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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.

The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). 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.