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

September 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 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.

“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.”

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 – Mondays, September 12 and 26, 10 a.m. to noon

A FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two or 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 .

Job Fair at the 12th Annual Business Expo – Wednesday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., XL Sports World, 400 North Street, Saco, Maine.

A Job Fair Open to the Public will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Business to Business Networking will be from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; and the Business Expo, which is open to the public, will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For a list of participating employers please check the Maine CareerCenter website at job fair page at http://www.mainecareercenter.com/employment/jobfairs.shtml .

This event is sponsored by Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the York County CareerCenter.

Resume and Interview Coaching – Tuesday, September 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Learn the basic do's and don'ts of resume writing; how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself-on paper-in a way that directly matches employer needs. Call to reserve your seat.

Employer Recruitments for September at the York County CareerCenter – please check our website for additions and updates.

CoWorx, and MASIS – Will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12 and 19.

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 visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com/cssp.shtml .

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

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 on line 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 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, 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.– 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, www.mainecareercenter.com. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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