June 6, 2018
For Immediate Release: June 7, 2018 Contact: Patty Perry, Bangor CareerCenter, 760-6302 Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
BANGOR—Tri-County CareerCenter in Bangor announces June programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.
“Maine’s tight labor market means there are ample opportunities out there to find a new or better job, especially as we head into our summer tourism season,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “CareerCenters will help you conduct an effective job search, improve your resume or application, and prepare for that all-important interview. Contact your local CareerCenter today.”
Getting Ready for Work: For Minors and Parents on getting that First Job – Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Eastern Maine Development Corporation Office (Mill Mall, 248 State St, Ste. 15A, Ellsworth). Students ages 14 and up, and their parents, who are interested in learning about summer work opportunities, are invited to attend this interactive, informational workshop. Representatives of the Maine Department of Labor will share updates on youth employment and answer questions on everything from getting a work permit to finding local employers who are hiring permitted workers. Registration for the workshop is required.
To register, call 621-5095 or email Kerri.L.Demerchant@maine.gov. Learn more at http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/yes . To answer questions about employing minors and the work permit process, call the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor: 623-7900.
Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid – Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, by appointment
Presented by Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC). Steps for successful college enrollment, types of colleges and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adults, admission requirements and financial aid overview and completion. Please bring your last year’s income tax forms to the workshop. To learn more about MEOC, please visit http://meoc.maine.edu/ . To register call 1-800-281-3703.
Military Talent Source: Recurring until August 2018 – Tuesdays, June 12 and 26, 9 to 11 a.m.
A recruiter from the Military Talent Source will be at the Bangor CareerCenter. To learn more about this employer, visit https://militarytalentsource.com/ . This is a great opportunity to meet face to face with recruiters! Bring plenty of resumes and dress to impress! For more information, call 561-4050 or email Paul Ruggiero at Paul.B.Ruggiero@maine.gov.
Resume Information Seminar, Tuesday, June 19, 9 to 11 a.m.
Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of resume writing, how to use key words and phrases to catch an employer’s attention, discover web sites for skills identification and learn how to produce a resume that will work for you. You will not have a resume in hand when you leave. To sign up, please visit the Bangor CareerCenter or call 561-4050 or Toll Free at 1-888-828-0568. Limit 20 slots per session.
Interviewing Workshop, Tuesday, June 26, 9 to 11 a.m.
Join us to find out how to have the Ultimate Job Interview. Learn how to prepare for an interview, discover what employers are looking for and follow-up advice that will help you land the position you truly want. To sign up, please call the Bangor CareerCenter at 561-4050 or toll free 1-800-828-0568. Limit 20 slots per session.
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.
Tri-County CareerCenter is located at 45 Oak St. in Bangor and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We can be reached at 561-4050 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.gov .
Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.