March 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2018
Contact: Patty Perry, Presque Isle CareerCenter, 207-760-6300
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
PRESQUE ISLE - The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces April programs for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.
“Maine’s hit historic numbers of jobs created in consecutive years in 2016 and 2017, wages have been rising since 2015, our unemployment rate has hit an all-time low, and over 11,000 job openings are regularly posted on Maine JobLink,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Maine employers are hiring. Set your sights on a better-paying job. Maine CareerCenters can help you search for a new or better job, find training, practice for those job interviews, improve your resume and prepare for the dozens of job fairs happening around the state. Visit mainecareercenter.gov to learn more.”
Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also like the CareerCenter on Facebook. Events are held at the Presque Isle CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street, unless otherwise noted. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.
Financial Aid – Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 14 and 24, 9 a.m.
Get assistance with college planning and financial aid. Pre-register at 1-800-281-3703 to register or visit http://meoc.maine.edu.
Mine Safety and Health Administration - Refresher – Thursday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires all surface mining (i.e., stone crushing, gravel pit, etc.) employees to receive eight-hour annual training. This one-day course will cover generic MSHA training. However, site-specific training will also need to be conducted once you return to your respective job sites. Register under "Upcoming Classes" at www.safetyworksmaine.gov .
Trenching and Excavating – Friday, April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
You will learn the dangers to employees, soil classifications, OSHA requirements, and the types of protective systems to prevent cave-ins. You will also learn what is meant by “competent person.” Register under "Upcoming Classes" at www.safetyworksmaine.gov .
Creating Winning Resumes – Fridays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 9:00 a.m.
Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.
About the CareerCenter
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 207-760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 66 Spruce Street in Presque Isle, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.