September 1, 2016
For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016 Contact: Mike Roland, Greater Portland CareerCenter, 822-3300 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
PORTLAND—The Greater Portland CareerCenter announces hiring events taking place in September. Job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career should visit them at 151 Jetport Boulevard in Portland.
“As falls starts, we start thinking about education and new opportunities,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “You might be thinking about getting more education or training to advance your career or making a change from a seasonal to a year round job. Our CareerCenters can help you look at all of your options and connect you with resources and employers. All of their advice and services are provided at no cost to Maine residents.”
With an unprecedented demand for workers the Greater Portland Career Center has several upcoming hiring events leading to some great career opportunities.
Information Session: Construction Trades / Career Overview
On Tuesday, September 6 there will be an informational session on construction jobs and careers in Maine. There will be two sessions available to attend: 3 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m.
Carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, general laborers, and heavy equipment operators are all in high demand. Many of these positions do not require formal education and many employers are willing to train you on the job. The average wage in the construction industry in Maine is $18.48 hourly!
The CareerCenter advises that if you have ever thought of a construction job or career, or are just curious, to attend one of these sessions to get a realistic overview of construction jobs available, upward mobility, career opportunities and what you need to know to get hired.
To register call Holly or Mark at 822-3312 or 822-3344, or you may also register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
Greater Portland Area Job Fair
On Wednesday, September 7 from noon to 3 p.m., the Greater Portland CareerCenter will host more than 20 employers at their monthly job fair. Participating employers include:
- Advantage Solutions
- Bonney Staffing
- Comfort Keepers
- Complete Labor and Staffing
- Eastern Maine Health Systems
- Express Employment
- Goodwill Industries NNE
- HMS Host
- Home Depot
- Hutchins Trucking
- In-Home Senior Services
- Kaplan University
- Labor Ready
- Lucas Tree Experts
- Marriott Sable Oaks
- Modern Woodmen
- Pepsi Beverage Co
- Piedmont Airlines
- Spurwink Services
- Texas Roadhouse
- Texas Instruments
- US Customs and Border Patrol
Information Session: Manufacturing Technician Certificate Training Opportunity
On Wednesday, September 14 at 9 a.m., the Greater Portland CareerCenter will host an open house where you can learn about a training opportunity for eligible participants to obtain a Manufacturing Technician Certificate. As a graduate of this local program you’ll gain the necessary skills to impress prospective employers and be prepared for jobs starting at $14 hr. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Grants and scholarships are available to qualified candidates. Attendees should plan to stay for two or three hours for information and assessments.
The Greater Portland CareerCenter is part of a two-story, 75,000 square foot facility, co-located with the Department of Health and Human Services. The new facility offers a high-tech information center and computer lab for job seeking, resume writing, and applying for jobs, and spacious conference rooms and interview rooms to host workshops, job fairs, and individualized employer recruitments.
The CareerCenter is a stop on Portland Metro Route 5 and is located just off Exit 46 of the Maine Turnpike, and offers free parking. The CareerCenter is is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com or by calling 822-3300 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).
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.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.