More than 100 Companies from around Maine Hiring Sept. 1 in Augusta Bookmark and Share

August 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2016 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

*Veterans and Non-Veterans Encouraged to Attend.(

AUGUSTA—More than 100 Companies from all over Maine are converging in Augusta, looking to employ veterans and non-veterans during a hiring fair as part of the the kick-off event for the 2016 Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign on Thursday, September 1. The hiring fair portion will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Avenue in Augusta, and is open to the public. Veterans and non-veterans looking for work are encouraged to attend.

"This hiring fair will bring some of Maine's top employers together under one roof and looking to recruit skilled workers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "There are good jobs out there. I encourage Mainers who are looking for a new or better job to visit the hiring fair and see what's available, or to contact their closest Maine CareerCenter to learn about training opportunities."

Employers hiring include:

  • Adecco
  • Allied Universal Services
  • Alternative Manufacturing Inc.
  • Anderson Merchandisers
  • Aramark
  • Atwork
  • Augusta Police Department
  • Bath Iron Works
  • Bank of America
  • Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
  • Bonney Staffing
  • Builders Installed Products
  • Capital Area Staffing Solutions
  • Carbonite
  • Charlie's
  • Charter Communications
  • Cianbro
  • City of Augusta
  • Combined Insurance
  • Crossmark
  • Dead River Company
  • Don’t Panic Consulting
  • Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
  • Everett J. Prescott
  • Geiger
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hancock Lumber
  • Hartt Transportation Systems
  • HMS Host
  • Howe and Howe Tech.
  • IBEW L.U. 1253
  • Idexx
  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • Kennebec Sheriff’s Office
  • Labor Ready
  • Lewiston P.D.
  • Loring Job Corps
  • Lucas Tree Experts
  • Maine Conservation Corps
  • Maine Dept. of Transportation
  • Maine Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Maine Energy Marketers Association
  • MaineGeneral Health
  • Maine Staffing
  • Maine State Police
  • Maine State Prison
  • Maine Veterans' Homes
  • Maine-ly Elder Care
  • Manpower
  • Marines
  • Martin’s Point Health Care
  • Mckesson Distribution Solutions
  • MGM Insurance
  • Molnlycke Health Care
  • Motivational Services
  • National Guard
  • NexLinxx
  • Nichols Portland LLC
  • NiTco
  • NRF
  • Oakhurst Dairy
  • Office of Aging and Disability Services
  • OnProcess Technology
  • Pathways
  • PEPSICO
  • Performance Foodservice-North Center
  • Perks Auto
  • Pine Tree Society
  • Poland Spring
  • Prudential
  • RH Foster
  • Rumford Group Homes
  • Rusty Lantern Markets
  • Sears
  • Securitas USA
  • Service Master
  • South Portland Police Dept.
  • Spectrum Generations
  • Spurwink
  • St. Mary’s Health System
  • State Department of Corrections
  • State of Maine Human Resources
  • State of Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • State Tax Section
  • Taco Bell
  • TD Bank Call Center
  • Ted Berry Company
  • T-Mobile
  • Tomra Collection Services
  • Town of Brunswick
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services
  • Two Bridges Regional Jail
  • Tyler Technologies
  • UNUM
  • UPS
  • US Cellular
  • Volunteers of America
  • Walmart Transportation
  • Wausaufs
  • Wayfair
  • Woodland's Senior Living

About the Maine CareerCenters

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers 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 no cost. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com .

Maine CareerCenters are equal opportunity providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

About Hire-A-Vet Campaign

The Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign provides support for employers to expand the hiring of veterans, to include a network of state and federal agencies, resources and nonprofits; education on military language and culture; assistance with recruiting, hiring, assimilation and retention; a Veteran Hiring Toolkit and recognition for the hiring and advancement of veterans.

Employers interested in joining the Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign can contact Steven Roy, Campaign Coordinator, at 207-624-5156 or MaineHireAVet.DOL@maine.gov . TTY users call Maine Relay 711.

The campaign will focus on jobs paying at least a wage of $12 per hour, but all employers with jobs at all pay levels are welcome. Participating employers are not required to hire veterans they interview in order to participate in the campaign. The 2015 Maine Hire A Vet Campaign, its first year, saw 135 employers participate and report 259 veterans hired, with an average placement wage of $17.89 per hour.

Follow the campaign at www.mainecareercenter.com/hireavet.shtml , on Facebook at @MaineHireAVet and on Twitter with #MaineHireAVet .

The Maine Department of Labor and its CareerCenters, Easter Seals, Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, Hero2Hired, Live + Work in Maine, Maine Bureau of Veterans Services, Transition Assistance Advisors, VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, VA Office of Rural Health, Veterans Inc., and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment are co-sponsoring this campaign. All partners will be focused on recruiting both veterans and employers.

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