October 23, 2014
For Immediate Release: October 23, 2014
Contact: Mary LaFontaine, 753-9094; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009
25 employers are hiring for a wide range of positions
LEWISTON—The Lewiston CareerCenter is hosting a Job Fair on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. at its building on 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. About two dozen employers will be hiring.
“Maine’s employers are hiring; there are about 8,500 open jobs on our Job Bank right now,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “My administration knows that we still have more to do to get all Mainers back into the workforce in a good-paying career. Our CareerCenters are the first step for those who want a job or want to change paths, and this job fair in Lewiston is a good place to start. Don’t hesitate to ask them for the help that can change your future for the better.”
Employers participating in the job fair are ADECCO, Bath Iron Works, Clover Health Care, Dish Network, FedEx, Geiger, Great Falls Marketing, Industrial Roofing Companies, J. F. Murphy Homes, Kelly Services, Labor Ready, MAS Home Health Care, Maine Conservation Corps, Maine Revenue Service, Manpower, Panera Bread, Oxford Casino, SequelCare of Maine LLC, United Fabricants Strainrite, Wal-Mart, the Small Business Administration, Unum, Home Care for Maine and Xerox.
Positions include stitching, carpenters, customer service, production, CNAs, personal support specialist, roofing, direct care, retail, manufacturing, technicians, machinists, revenue agent and drivers.
Information will also be available from the Professional Development divisions of the Maine Community College System regarding Comp TI A+ training for at least 150 laid-off Maine residents who qualify. Classes will be at no charge to the students. Jobs that use Comp TAI A + include technical support specialists, field service technicians, IT support technicians, IT support administrators and IT support specialists.
Attendees should bring a resume and be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.
French, Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available but requests should be made in advance to the CareerCenter.
CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of workshops and 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 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston, 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.