August Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

July 29, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 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.

“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.”

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, August 5, 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.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Monday, August 11, 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, August 19, 9 a.m. to noon Learn new interviewing techniques by role-playing interviews. Registration required.

GATEways to Employment – Monday, August 25, 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.

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.

- York County Works - Creating a Profile on USAJOBS.gov - Tuesday, August 26, 9 a.m. to noon. During this session, staff will provide you with tips on how to use usajobs.gov to apply for federal openings. After we complete the process, we will continue to discuss tips, leads and share strategies. Remember, it only takes one piece of information to lead you to your next opportunity! This session is targeted to Veterans and space will be limited as we will be using laptops to assist you in creating your profile. Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve your seat for this workshop.

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

- Advanced Marketing Solutions – Monday, August 4, 1 to 5 p.m. A representative from Advanced Marketing Solutions will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter. This exciting, expanding and inbound call center is seeking enthusiastic sales agents with or without experience. Applications, on-site interviews and paid training provided. Apply in person or email jobs@am220.com.

- Waban Projects – Thursday, August 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A representative will be at the York County CareerCenter hiring for the following positions: Supported Living Home Direct Support Professonals, CRMA - Per Diem Direct Support Professionals and Waiver Home Direct Support Professionals. No appointment necessary.

- Springborn Staffing – Monday, August 11 and 25, 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.

- CoWorx – Wednesday, August 13, 20 and 27, 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 Wednesday, 2 to 4 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 August:

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.

Follow and keep track of our latest events on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To find us on LinkedIn, go to LinkedIn.com and search for "York County Maine CareerCenter." To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook.com and search "York County Maine CareerCenter." To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for "York CareerCenter."

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.

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