September 29, 2014
For Immediate Release: September 29, 2014
Contact: Mike Roland, Portland CareerCenter, 771-5627; Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
CareerCenter to host monthly job fairs
PORTLAND—At least nine employers will be hiring at the Portland CareerCenter’s mini Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. The CareerCenter is located at 185 Lancaster Street in Portland.
“Maine's employers are hiring; our state gained 9,400 private-sector jobs in the past year and there are about 8,000 open jobs on our Job Bank right now,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “This job fair will help you find both seasonal and year-round positions. Come out, meet employers and discover new opportunities in Greater Portland.”
Participating employers include Circle K, Fed Ex Ground, Home Depot, Kohl’s, L.L. Bean, Orkin Pest Control, Sequel Care, VIP and Walmart. All are seeking qualified employees to fill current positions.
Job seekers are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring a current resume and be prepared to interview. Attendees should park in lots along the block on Lancaster Street with signs marked Bayside or Government Center or at the Public Market Parking Garage at corner of Elm Street and Cumberland Avenue. For more information, call 771-5627 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).
The Portland CareerCenter will now be holding monthly jobs fairs in addition to offering individual employers recruitment opportunities. The November Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.
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.
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.