April Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias and Calais CareerCenters Bookmark and Share

March 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2017 Contact: Nichole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or to upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume and cover letter writing software, Internet access, and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

“CareerCenters provide job seekers with the job search skills and support needed to find good-paying work,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Mainers can start or jump start their career search at mainecareercenter.gov. You’ll find monthly job fairs and workshops, various training program opportunities, and how to connect with the closest office.”

To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-County-CareerCenters/606111642755982 . The following workshops and programs will be held at the indicated CareerCenters. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.

Calais Area Job Fair - Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washington County Community College Assembly Room, One College Drive, Calais

For a list of participating employers click on the Job Fair link at www.mainecareercenter.gov or the events section of our Facebook page: Washington County CareerCenters.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session

  • Every Tuesday – Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias
  • Every Wednesday – Calais CareerCenter, 1 College Dr., Calais

Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer? Do you want to be at a significant advantage from other job seekers in today's competitive work/job seeking environment? This is a great way to increase your job search success, to gain insight on the latest job search techniques, and to maximize your potential. CareerCenter is here to help you find your key to success! To register call Melanie at 1-800-292-8929. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

My Money Works - Mondays, April 10, 17, and 24, and May 1 and 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias

New Ventures Maine is offering its core class on managing money. This class can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals. At the end of the class you will have a plan to achieve greater financial stability. A follow-up session is scheduled to provide additional networking and support. Successful completion of this class meets one of the requirements for the Family Development Account (FDA) and Rainy Day Savings (RDS) matched savings programs. Register by email: classes@connectwithaxiom.com; phone: 207-255-4917; or online: axiom.coursestorm.com

Increase Your Social Media IQ, session I - Tuesday, April 11 (snow date April 13), 9 a.m. to noon, Sunrise County Economic Council, 7 Ames Way, Machias

What’s your Social Media IQ? Do you know what Social Media can do for your business?

In this workshop we’ll identify Social Media platforms that work well for tourism businesses and get you up and running so you can: Provide rich customer experiences; Increase website traffic and search ranking; Share content faster and easier; Build relationships; Gain valuable customer insights; Increase brand awareness and loyalty; Run targeted ads with real-time results; Find out what your competitors are doing; Target content by geography and demographics; Generate higher converting leads; Manage your online “footprint”; Monitor and respond to negative reviews; and Increase positive reviews. For more information, call Axiom Education & Training Center at 207-255-4917, email classes@connectwithaxiom.com

Increase Your Social Media IQ session II - Wednesday, April 18 (snow date April 13), 9 a.m. to noon, Sunrise County Economic Council, 7 Ames Way, Machias

Working from information learned in session I, take a deeper dive into the world of Social Media and continue exploring Social Media platforms that work well for tourism businesses and get you up and running so you can: Provide rich customer experiences; Increase website traffic and search ranking; Share content faster and easier; Build relationships; Gain valuable customer insights; Increase brand awareness and loyalty; Run targeted ads with real-time results; Find out what your competitors are doing; Target content by geography and demographics; Generate higher converting leads; Manage your online “footprint”; Monitor and respond to negative reviews; Increase positive reviews. For more information, call Axiom Education & Training Center at 207-255-4917, email classes@connectwithaxiom.com

The CareerCenter, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1, in Machias and 1 College Drive in Calais, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.gov .

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