January Programs for Job Seekers at the Rockland CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

December 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2017

Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600

Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009

ROCKLAND—The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.

“As Maine continues its historic run of low unemployment, now is the perfect time to find work as we head into a new year," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Maine employers have over 10,000 jobs listed on Maine JobLink, from entry level to professional. CareerCenters continue to sponsor monthly job fairs and provide no-cost job search assistance, resume writing workshops and career counseling. You may also qualify for support to train for a new career. I encourage you to connect with your closest Maine CareerCenter for help with your career search.”

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter. All events require preregistration in person or by phone, unless stated otherwise.

Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together— Thursday, January 4, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivation and how each transfer to today’s job market.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop—Thursday, January 11, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Covers the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Small Business Start-Up—Tuesday, January 16, 1 to 3 p.m.

Learn the basics about creating a business plan, with certified business counselor David Hill.

Effective Interviewing Skills Workshop—Thursday, January 18, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

Computer Boot Camp—Tuesday mornings. Arrange time with staff.

Basic introduction of the computer to people who have never used one before.

Planning your Job Search—Each Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The latest tips and ideas for a successful job search in today's labor market.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation—By appointment.

Introduction to services for job seekers with a disability that makes it difficult to obtain or keep a job.

Training Orientation—By appointment.

Residents of Knox or Lincoln County and who want to explore occupational training programs, call 596-2600. Waldo County residents, call 930-7047.

Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations:

Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 25 years of age and think you might benefit from training that could be classroom based or on the job, contact the Rockland CareerCenter at 207-596-2600 to speak with a Workforce Solutions representative. If you are between between 16 and 24 years of age, contact the Belfast Workforce Solutions office at 930-7047.

New Ventures Maine offers no-cost classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call the Brunswick Administrative office at 207-386-1664. The Rockland area office can be reached at 593-7942, and is at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street Suite 402 Rockland, Maine 04841. The website is http://www.newventuresmaine.org.

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.

Follow and keep track of our latest events on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To find us on LinkedIn, go to LinkedIn.com and search for "Rockland CareerCenter." To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook.com and search "Rockland CareerCenter." To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for "Rockland CareerCenter."

Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St., Suite 201. It is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays through Fridays except on holidays, and can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.gov .

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