August 23, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2017
Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
AUGUSTA— More than 140 employers of various sizes, industries and parts of Maine are gathering on August 29 at the Augusta Armory to recruit applicants for job openings. The hiring fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon at 179 Western Avenue in Augusta and follows the 2017 Maine Hire-A-Vet kick-off event at 8:30 a.m. The hiring fair has free parking and is open to the public; employers want to meet civilians, veterans and military family members. A list of exhibitors can be found under the event's listing at http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/employment/jobfairs.shtml .
“Maine CareerCenters around the state are hosting or partnering on many job fairs and recruiting events,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “These give you the opportunity to meet employers face-to-face and make a strong first impression. CareerCenters can help you prepare for these events with workshops and other support, including computers to update and print your resume. Contact your closest CareerCenter for assistance or attend the job fair to connect with businesses that are hiring.”
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.
CareerCenters are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the CareerCenter hotline at 1-888-457-8883, TTY users call Maine Relay 711, or visit http://www.mainecareercenter.gov for more information and to find the closest location near you.
About Maine's Hire-A-Vet Campaign
The Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign provides support for employers to expand the hiring of veterans, to include a network of state and federal agencies, resources and nonprofits, education on military language and culture, recruiting and hiring assistance, and recognition for the hiring and advancement of veterans and military family members. Learn more at http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/hireavet .
Employers who want to join the 2017 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign can contact Steven Roy, Campaign Coordinator, at 207-624-5156 or MaineHireAVet.DOL@maine.gov. TTY users call Maine Relay 711.
The Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign is co-sponsored by Maine Department of Labor and its CareerCenters, Boots2Roots, Easter Seals and their Veterans Count program, Live + Work in Maine, Maine Bureau of Veterans Services, Transition Assistance Advisors, VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, Veterans, Inc., and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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