May Programs for Job Seekers and Employers at the Presque Isle CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

May 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 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 May programs for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

“Maine had the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. in March, and over 4,500 more Mainers are working this year versus the same time last year,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Employers need qualified people to fill many open jobs, so I urge you to connect with your closest Maine CareerCenter. Our team will help you search for a new or better job, improve your resume writing and interview skills, and get the most out of the job fairs happening right now.”

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.

SafetyWorks! - Hazard Communication, Global Harmonization and Chemical Substitution – Monday, May 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hazard Communication (HazCom) is one of the top-three, most frequently cited Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. It was updated in 2012 to reflect the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Manufacturers must now evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce (old and new), classify them, and communicate them in accordance with specific criteria set by OSHA. Employers must train employees on GHS and on any new hazards identified based on manufacturer re-evaluation of existing chemicals. Half of this class covers HazCom/GHS and the other half focuses on chemical elimination/substitution. This is the first step in addressing chemical hazards. Eliminating a hazardous chemical or substituting it with something less hazardous not only reduces employee health and safety risks, but can improve your company’s bottom line.

Financial Aid – Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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 .

Creating Winning Resumes – Fridays, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 9:00 a.m.

Learn how to create a professional resume and walk out the door with one in hand.

SafetyWorks! - Safety Officer Training – Monday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This training is designed for the new safety officer. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to, OSHA regulations, facility inspections, required training, policies, and procedures.

SafetyWorks! - Public Sector Compliance Assistance – Friday, May 18, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

This assistance program is for state, county, municipal, and quasi-municipal employers, managers, and employees. The program is an overview of public-sector employer responsibilities including injury/fatality reporting, written programs, training, equipment/facility inspections, and recordkeeping. In addition, this class covers SafetyWorks! assistance including training and no-cost safety and health consultation programs to proactively help employers before an accident or incident occurs.

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.

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