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

March 3, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2017 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.

“Thousands of good-paying jobs with Maine employers are available at Maine JobLink and the many job fairs around the state,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “With a low unemployment rate and an improving employment-to-population ratio, Maine employers are looking to hire. Maine CareerCenters can help you prepare your resume and practice interviewing to land that job by making a direct connection with Maine businesses. Contact your closest Maine CareerCenter today.”

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.

**Save the Date: Seventh Annual York County Regional Job Fair, Wednesday, April 5, 2 to 6 p.m., Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street, Springvale, ME **

This is a no cost event. Speak with hiring employers, talk with Career Counselors and Veteran's Representatives. We will continually update our website with a list of employers that will be attending once they have confirmed.

Essentials of College Planning Workshop – Mondays, March 6, 13 and 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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, .

University College at Saco to Hosts Series of Career Development Workshops

Thursday, March 9, 1 to 2 p.m. – Resumes and Cover Letters 101

Tuesday, March 21, 1 to 2 p.m. – LinkedIn, the professional networking tool

(Saco) - In a time of competitive job hunting, these workshops are intended to support university students and community members with improved job search skills. The workshops are sponsored by the University of Maine at Augusta and will be broadcast via video-conference at the center. For more information and to register, please contact University College at Saco at 282-4111.

Resume and Interview Coaching – Tuesday, March 21, 9 a.m. to noon

Your resume is your marketing tool that helps you land the all-important interview. Join us and learn the do’s and don’ts of resume writing and how to stand out in a positive way. Then we’ll show you how to emphasize your skills and motivate the interviewer to hire you. Call today to reserve a seat.

Monthly Job Fair at the CareerCenter – Monday, March 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore your next employment opportunity. Representatives from several companies will be here interviewing for current openings. Please check our web site for the list of employers which will be updated as employers confirm attendance. No appointment required. Check and our Facebook and Twitter for a list of participating employers.

Career Exploration Workshop – Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31

This extensive and informative workshop will be offered to Vocational Rehabilitation Clients at the York County CareerCenter. VR clients will be able to explore a variety of career paths, and research the required skills needed for these careers. Registration through Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Please call 822-3300 and ask for Vocational Rehabilitation to register.

Employer Recruitments for March at the York County CareerCenter – please check our website for additions and updates: CoWorx and MASIS – Recruiting at the York County CareerCenter from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29.

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 .

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

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

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