September 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017
Contact: Pat Curtiss, Wilton CareerCenter, (207) 645-5831
Media Contact: Tim Sardano, Department of Labor, (207) 626-6232
WILTON—For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in September. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.
“Maine reached an all-time high in payroll jobs this year, and our unemployment rate has been under 4.0 percent for 22 consecutive months,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “There is no better time to find work than now, especially as we head into the fall hiring season. Maine CareerCenters can help you update your resume, practice interview skills, or connect you with education or training, and you may qualify for free tuition. Our employers need you. Make yourself standout from other applicants—take the first step and contact your closest CareerCenter.”
Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation— Thursday, September 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wilton CareerCenter 865 Us Route 2E Wilton, and Wednesday, September 20, 2 to 4 p.m., Region 9--School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.
Employer Expectations—Wednesday, September 13, 1 to 3 p.m.
The workshop will cover the following topics:
- Creating a Great Resume
- Preparing for Your Interview
- Preparing for a New Job
This workshop is facilitated by Barclaycard US. It is not a recruitment effort for Barclaycard US; it is a workshop for people applying for all different types of jobs. Slots are limited; please call 645-5800 to RSVP. Individual follow-ups may occur for Resume Critique as requested.
Essentials of College Planning—Thursday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and Maine Educational Opportunity Center services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Call to pre-register: 1-800-281-3703
Small Business Trainings—Call for more information
Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops:
- “Starting Your Own Small Business”
- “Access to Capital”
- “Federal and State Resources for Small Business”
Most of these workshops are two hours long. For more information please call Bill Card at 622-8555.
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.
Call 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on 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.