January 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2018
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, 207-822-3372
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
AUGUSTA—Job seekers interested in a career or training in commercial driving can meet with more than a dozen employers and education providers on Friday, January 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd. in Portland.
“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 Commercial Driver's License (CDL) job fair offers a variety of driving positions, including city bus, local delivery, regional truck, over-the-road truck, plow truck, motorcoach, and more. Employers interested in exhibiting their driving opportunities should contact Mark Cafiso at 207-822-3344 or Mark.J.Cafiso@maine.gov.
Participating exhibitors include:
- Custom Coach and Limousine
- Growers Express
- Hartt Transportation
- Hutchins Trucking
- Huttig Building Products
- Maine Dept. of Transportation
- Northeast Technical Institute
- Portland METRO
- R.C. Moore
- R.H. Foster Energy
- R.F. Chamberland, Inc
- Superior Carriers
The CareerCenter, a stop on Portland Metro Route 5, is located just off Exit 46 of the Maine Turnpike and offers free parking. The CareerCenter is is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov or by calling 822-3300 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).
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.
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.