September Programs for Job Seekers at the Tri-County CareerCenter in Bangor Bookmark and Share

August 29, 2018

For Immediate Release: August 29, 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 September programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"I urge those looking for careers in this tight labor market to visit any CareerCenter," stated Governor Paul R. LePage. "They provide resources and services that will assist you in improving your resume and preparing for job interviews."

Resume Information Seminar, Tuesday, September 4, 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 register, please visit the CareerCenter or call 561-4050. Limit 20 slots per session.

For questions regarding the Resume Workshop, please contact Suzanne Graves-Hall at (207) 561-4050 or

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information Sessions, Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 10 to 11 a.m.

Your career. Your future. We can help. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program can assist with the following: Training and Education, Support Services, Career Counseling, On-the-Job Training, Short-Term Customized Training. Eligibility Guidelines: Did not receive a high school diploma; Low income; Homeless; Documented disability; Received a GED or HiSet; Pregnant or Parenting; In foster care or has aged out; An offender; Basic skills deficient.

To sign up, please visit the CareerCenter or call 561-4050.

Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid - Presented by MEOC (Maine Enterprise Opportunity Center), Fridays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 register, contact Kate Walsh, Advisor, Maine Educational Opportunity Center at 1-800-281-3703.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - Presented by A4TD, Tuesday, September 11, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Did you know that Goodwill has a paid on-the-job training program for seniors? If you are 55 or older, unemployed and want to learn new job skills, you may be eligible for SCSEP - the Senior Community Service Employment Program. As a participant, you receive paid training, gain valuable skills and experience, and build self-confidence. You can use your skills and talents to improve your community by training in a wide variety of locations, including offices, hospitals, daycare centers, and other community organizations.

To register or for more information, please contact Debby Cleary at (207) 530-2868.

Military Talent Source Recruitment, Tuesdays, September 11 and 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Military Talent Source, LLC is a full focus military talent acquisition firm that matches veteran talent with civilian sector career opportunities. Here is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters! Bring plenty of resumes, and dress to impress!

To learn more about this employer, please visit: .

To register or for more information, please contact Paul Ruggiero at (207) 561-4050 or .

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - A4TD, Wednesday, September 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

The purpose of the SCSEP is to offer a "stepping stone" back into the workforce. Funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act, the SCSEP helps people find employment by providing paid training assignments and job search assistance. To learn more about A4TD, please visit: .

To register or for more information, please contact Debby Cleary at (207) 530-2868.

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS) Recruitment, Tuesday, September 25, 8 to 11 a.m.

Job seekers! Here is an opportunity to meet face-to-face with a recruiter from EMHS. Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems is hiring for all positions. Learn more about the employer ahead of time, bring plenty of resumes, and dress to impress; a recruiter from EMHS will be here at the Bangor CareerCenter!

To register or for more information, please contact Paul Ruggiero at (207) 561-4050 or .

Interview Workshop, Tuesday, September 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Are you ready to tell an employer why they should hire you and not someone else? Gain the confidence needed to ace that interview and get the job! Go in thoroughly prepared and positive you are the applicant the employer needs! Interview workshop covers communication techniques, before-the-interview research, attitude and appearance, examples of questions you may be asked, what you can ask the employer, post interview follow-up, and more. Discuss all the "DO's and DON'Ts" and what to expect of the process.

Registration in advance is suggested as space may be limited in most workshop sessions and scheduled dates and times are subject to change. To register, call (207) 561-4050 or 1-888-828-0568.

Workshops start promptly at the scheduled time. Please understand admittance may not be possible after the start time. We will do our best to accommodate or gladly reschedule you for the next available session.

For questions regarding the Interview Workshop, please contact Suzanne Graves-Hall at (207) 561-4050 or

About Maine CareerCenters

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, .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.