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

January 31, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2018

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.

“2017 was a tremendous year for our economy, with all-time highs in the number of private sector jobs reported and an historic unemployment rate of 3.0 in December,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “What this means for job seekers, is there are jobs out there to be had. You don’t have to search alone. No-cost workshops, career counseling, and free computer and Internet use to find work are some of the resources available at Maine CareerCenters. You may even be eligible for free training. I encourage you to visit mainecareercenter.gov to learn more.”

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, February 1, 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, February 8, 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, February 13, 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Effective Interviewing Skills Workshop—Thursday, February 15, 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 for 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 16 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. 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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