July 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2014
The following release has been corrected
Contact(s): Julie Rabinowitz, Communication Director, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
More than a dozen resource providers will be available to speak with people who want to work
AUGUSTA––The Maine CareerCenter will host a Resource Fair July 28 at the Augusta CareerCenter on 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2 in Augusta. The event offers opportunities to meet with career services, volunteer networks and veterans' resources. People who are interested in getting back into the workforce are encouraged to attend to meet with a wide variety of community service providers to learn about what they offer and how to access their services. The fair is open to the public at no charge.
“Helping people get back on their feet and into a good paying job is a priority for my administration,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This fair will focus on connecting people with community resources that can help them train for a career with a future. Too many people assume that there is no help out there for them. But we have tremendous support systems available to get Mainers and their families into a better career and all the good things that come from working.”
Resource providers include Kennebec Valley Community Action Program, University of Maine at Augusta, Finance Authority of Maine, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Veterans, Inc., Waterville Public Library, Kennebec Valley Community College, Augusta Food Bank, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta, Child Care Subsidy Program and Maine CITE.
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) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2 in Augusta, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.
Correction: The paragraphs regarding attendees bringing a resume and describing the clothing give away have been deleted from the release. There will not be a public clothing giveaway at this resource fair.