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July 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014 Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 760-6300; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

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

“August is a great time to prepare for the uptick in hiring that comes with the arrival of fall,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenters can help both individuals who need a job and businesses that need to hire workers. Now is the ideal time for job seekers to get a jump start on new training opportunities and upcoming job fairs.”

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.

Computer Boot Camp Workshop: August 1 and 15, 9 a.m. Do you have difficulty working with computers? Would you like to spruce up your technological skills? Entrance into the class by appointment only. Call today and reserve your seat for the next computer boot camp. Contact Pete Lento at 207-760-6318

Creating Winning Resumes: August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9 a.m. Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

Education and Training for Veterans: August 5, 9 a.m. Come in and speak with our Veteran’s Representative to discuss what educational and training opportunities are available to you.

Financial Aid: August 6,13 and 20, 9 a.m. Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Preregister at 800-281-373 or at http://meoc.maine.edu .

Interviewing 101: August 20, 1 p.m. Interviewing processes are consistently changing in format. Come in to discuss techniques that could help you get through your interview and land that job.

Gateways to Employment: August 22, 9 a.m. Learn how to jumpstart your job search!

Gateways to Employment (Houlton): August 26, 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: August 29, 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, 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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