April 6, 2022
For Immediate Release: April 6, 2022
Maine Dept. of Labor to Hold Belfast Job Fair in Response to Potato Plant Fire
At least 40 employers are planning to take part in a job fair that has been arranged following the fire at the Penobscot McCrum plant in Belfast.
BELFAST - The Maine Department of Labor's Rapid Response Team and its partners have organized a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, at 80 Belmont Avenue. While the job fair was organized in response to workers being displaced by the Penobscot McCrum factory fire at the end of March, all job seekers are welcome.
"I encourage all job seekers in the Belfast area, including any affected by the Penobscot McCrum fire, to attend this job fair featuring a variety of employers and connect with the local CareerCenter," said Commissioner Laura Fortman. "Looking for a job can be overwhelming. Whether you are looking for your next opportunity, a new career, or want to learn new skills to advance your career, the Maine CareerCenter is here to help."
MDOL is working closely with many local agencies, including the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Belfast, Workforce Solutions, and Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. The latter two are non-profits who provide federally funded workforce training and employment related services in the six coastal counties from York to Waldo.
The job fair will also feature a range of service providers, offering assistance with locating health insurance, connecting with job training, and finding educational opportunities.
A full list of employers expected at the job fair can be viewed here: https://www.mainecareercenter.com/employment/hiringevents/
The Maine Department of Labors statewide Rapid Response team acts quickly in cases of workforce layoffs. Rapid Response services include sessions that highlight important information for laid off workers such as unemployment insurance, health insurance options, Maine JobLink and immediate employment needs, CareerCenter services, and training options.
CareerCenter consultants can provide one-on-one employment coaching and feedback on jobseeker resumes and cover letters- whether youre looking for your first or next job. You can plan your career and learn about employment paths, skills required for specific jobs, and find training to learn new skills. We can help connect you to employment-related resources for veterans, people with disabilities, youth, laid-off workers, seniors, new Mainers, people transitioning from corrections, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, and people in recovery.