October 13, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2014
Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, cell: 557-1483
Number of open positions hits all-time high
AUGUSTA—The Maine Job Bank at http://www.mainecareercenter.com had more than 8,400 total job openings on October 8, an all-time high.
“I have spent time over the past several weeks visiting businesses that are expanding in Maine, including St. Croix Tissue in Baileyville, The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Central Maine Cold Storage in Bucksport, Lincoln Logs in Burnham and Jotul in Gorham,” Said Governor Paul LePage. “We know the economy in Maine is improving, and similar opportunities are reflected on the Maine Job Bank. It is a priority of my administration to connect people with well-paying careers; using the Job Bank is a good place for job seekers to start.”
The jobs on the Job Bank include positions in healthcare, manufacturing, business services and many other industries, ranging from entry-level to senior executives and professionals. For example, MaineGeneral Medical Center posted 170 positions in Augusta, Waterville, Winthrop and Jackman this past week.
Job seekers can also find temporary or year-round, full-time, part-time or assignment work throughout the state with staffing firms at the Job Bank with Adecco, BONNEY Staffing, and Maine Staffing Group.
Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette explained how the department uses the Job Bank to help laid-off, unemployed or underemployed workers, “We remind employers that the department’s first place to look for jobs for affected workers is the Maine Job Bank. We thank all employers who have let us know of their openings in light of recent layoffs and suggest that all employers post positions on the Job Bank; there they can post and access their account 24/7 at no charge. There is also no cost to job seekers to search or post their resumes.”
About Maine Job Bank
All job listings on the Maine Job Bank have been posted within the last 90 days by employers and dedicated staff at the Department of Labor. The team at the department reviews each employer that registers and its respective postings before activating the job live on the site. CareerCenter staff follow up with employers after two weeks to review the listing's response, make any adjustments or take the listing down when filled.
Those who register for a no-cost job seeker account will be able to add their resume, enter their skills and experience and create email alerts to receive jobs that most closely match their profile. The Maine Job Bank includes a custom matching system that connects the requirements of the job opening with the skills and experience of a job seeker.
Registered job seekers have accepted 35,000 of these referrals since the beginning of the program year on July 1, 2014; accepting the referral is the first step in applying for the job.
The Maine Job Bank is one of many no-charge services provided by the CareerCenters; all services and workshops help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O*Net software for skills assessment. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
The Maine Job Bank incorporates a high level of security and user confidentiality and is put through rigorous testing for ADA compliance.