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

June 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2016 Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460 Media Contact: 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.

“Mainers learn new job search skills when they visit their local CareerCenter,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Workshops facilitated by the Department of Labor’s career consultants provide helpful advice and resources to job seekers, from entry level to executive positions. With monthly job fairs and more than 9,500 jobs on the Maine Job Bank, a visit to http://www.MaineCareerCenter.com is where Mainers should start or jump start their career search.”

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.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Monday, June 6, and June 27, 10 a.m. to Noon

A no-cost interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two-to-three hours. Pre-registration is required. 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.

Resume Writing – Tuesday, June 7, 9 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

Explore the basics of resume writing and learn how to promote the qualifications you have that directly match what the employer needs. Registration required.

Interview Skills – Tuesday, June 21, 9 a.m. to noon

Learn how to emphasize your skills, overcome objections and motivate the interviewer to hire you. Registration required.

Monthly Job Fair at the CareerCenter – Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Explore your next employment opportunity. Representatives from several companies will be here interviewing for current openings. Please check the website for the list of employers, which will be updated as employers confirm attendance. No appointment required.

Employer Recruitments for June at the York County Community CareerCenter - please check our website for additions and updates.

Adecco Staffing, CoWorx, and MASIS - Will be recruiting at the York County Career Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on the following Monday's: June 6, June 13, and June 20. Current openings in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco, and Portland areas. No appointment is required. Please bring two valid forms of ID. Please check our website for updates and additions. Schedule is subject to change.

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program - The Competitive Skills Scholarship helps workers learn new skills and succeed in a changing economy. The program is open to all qualified Maine residents and pays for education and training for high- wage jobs in demand in Maine. York County is currently accepting applications for the program. For more information or to download an application please follow this link: http://www.mainecareercenter.com/services-programs/training/cssp/index.shtml .

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in June:

Women Unlimited – Consultations with a Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist 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 (207) 215-6992.

Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). 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 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

New Ventures Maine - Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, and be active in the community. Looking for something different? Register for no-cost trainings at locations across Maine. Check online to see what we have scheduled or call 1-800-442-2092.

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 207-324-5460 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.