April 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2018
Contact: Peter Diplock, Augusta CareerCenter Manager, 215-3580
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
AUGUSTA—The Augusta CareerCenter is showcasing its new location and hosting more than 30 employers at an open house and job fair on April 30 at 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta. The open house runs 1 to 4 p.m., with the job fair from 2 to 4 p.m. An on-the-spot workshop that teaches job seekers how to get the most out of a job fair will be available during the job fair as well, presented by Dana Hamilton of Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP).
“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.”
Employers and job seekers are invited to tour the CareerCenter during the open house and learn about available no-cost resources through the Department of Labor. Employers interested in exhibiting at the job fair can contact Steve Roy, Steven.L.Roy@maine.gov. Limited space remains available. Participating employers must have at least one job posted at www.maine.gov/joblink.
Participating employers to date include:
- Assistance Plus
- AngelZ Behavioral Health
- Bank of America
- Bonney Staffing
- Care and Comfort
- Community Health and Counseling Services
- ESM Inc.
- Home Hope and Healing
- Kennebec County Sheriff's Office
- Living Innovations
- LLP Transport
- Maine Job Corps
- Maine Staffing Group
- Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates
- MaineGeneral Health
- Maine-ly Eldercare
- Maine Veterans Homes
- Modern Woodmen of America
- Motivational Services
- Mount St. Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation
- Natural Resource Service Center
- OnProcess Technology
- People Ready
- Pine State Trading Co.
- Sheridan Corporation
- TD Bank
- Uplift, Inc.
- Verizon Wireless
All are seeking qualified employees to fill current positions. Job seekers are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring a current resume, and be prepared to interview.
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 Augusta CareerCenter, located at 45 Commerce Drive with the Department of Labor, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 624-5120 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.