April Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

March 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2018

Contact: Pat Curtiss, Wilton CareerCenter, (207) 645-5831

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

WILTON—For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in April. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

“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.”

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Thursday, April 5, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations at the Wilton CareerCenter are held the first Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning - Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. to Noon

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call 1-800-281-3703 for workshop details and registration.

Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Wednesday, April 18, Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, 2 to 4 p.m.

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

Small Business Training

Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops:

  • “Starting Your Own Small Business”
  • "Access to Capital”
  • “Federal and State Resources for Small Business”

Most of these Workshops are two hours long. For more information please call Bill Card at 207-622-8555

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 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The Wilton CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Staff work directly with employers, educational institutions and other stakeholders on their needs for a quality workforce during the rest of the week. More information is available on 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.

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