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

December 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 27, 2017

Contact: Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter, 207-753-9094

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

LEWISTON – The Lewiston CareerCenter continues its no-cost workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“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.”

CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. All workshops are located at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, unless otherwise noted.

Training Projects: Construction - Recruitment beginning now.

Learn about the construction trades in this 11-week training, a combination of classroom training and work experience--two days’ class and three days’ work. For more information, call 753-9005.

Job Fair with 20+ Employers - Monday, January 8, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Employers are hiring and will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared with a resume and to have an “interview-like” conversation. Dress to impress!

Gateway to Employment - Wednesday, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Provides an overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available to you during your job search. Learn how the CareerCenter can help you!

Training Orientation - Wednesday, January 10, 1 to 3 p.m., and January 24, 9 to 11 a.m.

An overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements, and information on accessing services. This is for people interested in pursuing training and education. Register at 753-9005.

Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop - Thursday, January 11, 10 a.m. to noon

This introductory workshop will help you decide whether self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. Facilitated by Bill Card. Register at 753-9005.

Résumé Basics and Build a Resume Workshop - Friday, January 19, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of resume writing; how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself—on paper—in a way that directly matches employer needs. Computers will be available and you will be able to compose a draft resume with staff assistance. Please bring your work history profile from Maine JobLink. Must be able to type your own resume. Register at 753-9005.

Orientation for People with Disabilities - Wednesday, January 24, 2 to 3 p.m.

For people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

New Mainers Workshop - Thursday, January 25, 9 to 11 a.m.

How to complete paper and online job applications. Somali interpreter will be on hand, if other language interpreters are needed, request by January 11. Register at 753-9005.

Interview Skills/Mock Interviews - Thursday, January 25, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Attend this workshop to learn the basics about interviewing and get the tools you need to feel comfortable in an interview. Session will include a brief overview of interview skills and employer expectations and will also include mock interviews so that you can practice, get feedback, and observe other participants! Register at 753-9005.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults - By appointment.

Basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures & financial aid. Register by calling 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

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.

The Lewiston CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison way in Lewiston, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 753-9005 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). You can also find more information at 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.

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