January 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 28, 2022
CareerCenter February Hiring Events and Services
MAINE - The Maine Department of Labor's CareerCenters, together with its partners, offers many services to help people find employment or upgrade skills, and help employers find qualified workers.
Due to COVID-19, CareerCenters quickly transitioned to providing services primarily virtually in order to expand access and protect the health of customers, communities, and staff. The reach of the CareerCenters has expanded during the pandemic through enhancement of virtual and online services like LiveChat, the CareerCenter hotline, and through partnerships with several Maine libraries.
To make an appointment, or get more information, please contact us via the CareerCenter hotline (207-623-7981 or 888-457-8883 or Maine Relay 11), through LiveChat - https://www.mainecareercenter.gov/ , or email MaineDOL.CareerCenter@maine.gov.
February Hiring Events: - February 1, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is holding a hiring event at the Regatta Banquet & Conference Center in Eliot, Maine - February 1, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - ADUSA will be offering on-the-spot interviews and offers for driver positions at 54 Hemco Road, South Portland - And more are added all the time!
More information about these hiring events can be found by clicking on the event at https://www.mainecareercenter.com/employment/hiringevents/
The following services and programs are available at no cost to the public: - Career Directions Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation and how each transfer to todays job market. - Resume & Cover Letter Writing Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter. - Effective Interviewing Skills Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips. - Job Search Essentials - This workshop is intended to orient job seekers with the digital tools that have risen in importance - The Career Exploration WorkshopAn extensive and informative three-day workshop offered to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) clients to explore a variety of career paths and research the required skills needed for those careers. Registration through Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Please call (207) 753-9000 for more information. - Navigating Hiring Process for Individuals with a Criminal History - Navigating Job Search and Hiring Process for Individuals with a Criminal History - And MORE!
You can get more information and register for workshops by clicking on them here: https://www.mainecareercenter.com/employment/workshops.shtml
Real time work search activity entry now available for unemployment claimants! You can now share your work search activity through your ReEmployME account as you complete it: Login to your ReEmployME account, and select Work Search Journal Entry from the Weekly Claim tab. You can come back throughout the week and log your work search efforts as you complete them! This video will help you navigate this new feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXVMDBhTUE0
For help with searching for work, visit the CareerCenters webpage, https://www.mainecareercenter.gov/
Connecting with Opportunities Initiative: Maines Connecting with Opportunities Initiative is a dislocated worker grant that is focused on the opioid crisis. It can provide one-on-one career guidance, employment-based case management, and financial assistance to unemployed individuals impacted by opioid use disorder. It can also assist out-of-work individuals who would like to enter career fields focused on substance use disorder and recovery. More information: https://www.maine.gov/labor/bes/coi/
Customized Connections Program: Looking for work today means finding that perfect match. Jobseekers have unique priorities to consider like flexible hours, distance from home or childcare, work environment, unique benefits- and businesses are responding! This is a one-on-one, customized service for everyone, no matter where you are in your career. Tell us what youre looking for in your job search or next step on your career pathway in this 3-minute survey and let us help you make the match! CareerCenter staff will reach out to respondents by phone or email within about 48 hours to get started: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=q6g_QX0gYkubzeoajy-GTo2tKVHytLtNjAaolN0eV1pUNEo5MldMVDhER1FRMFNHNVpJVjlRN0JCQy4u
Each of the twelve statewide centers provides public computers with internet access, Microsoft Office, resume/cover letter writing software, and O*Net software - https://www.onetonline.org/ , for personal skills assessment. Employers can list their open positions on Maine JobLink and use our online system which matches jobs with candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided at no charge to employers and job seekers. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service in all Department of Labor programs.