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

November 5, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Patty Perry, Bangor CareerCenter, 760-6302

Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

BANGOR -- Tri-County CareerCenter in Bangor announces November programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"Job seekers that go to a Maine CareerCenter can access information and no-cost services to help them find a new or better job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Employers need a skilled workforce now and in the future. Our unemployment rate has been historically low for 34 straight months and our employment-to-population ratio is consistently above the national average. This is an opportune time to find a job or develop skills to further your career. Maine CareerCenters will help."

Care and Comfort Recruitment - Thursday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Care and Comfort will be at the Tri-County CareerCenter to recruit for Behavioral Health, Direct Support, Personal Support, and Certified Nursing Assistant. For more information, please visit http://www.careandcomfort.com/employment-positions.asp

To register, please visit the Tri-County CareerCenter or call (207) 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568. For more information, please contact Paul Ruggiero at (207) 561-4050 or Paul.B.Ruggiero@maine.gov.

Retail Job Fair - Thursday, November 8, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Are you looking for seasonal or permanent positions? If so, plan to stop by the CareerCenter to see who is recruiting.

For more information, please contact Paul Ruggiero at (207)561-4050 or Paul.B.Ruggiero@maine.gov

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information Sessions -Thursdays, November 8, 15, and 29, 10 to 11 a.m.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs can assist with training and education, support services, career counseling, on-the-job training, and short-term customized training. Eligibility guidelines include not receiving a high school diploma, low income, homeless, documented disability, have received a GED or HiSet, is pregnant or parenting, in foster care or has aged out, is an offender, or is Basic skills deficient.

To register, please visit the Tri-County CareerCenter or call (207) 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568. For questions regarding WIOA, please contact Susan Cerini at (207) 974-3229 or SCerini@emdc.org.

Exploring Careers - Friday, November 9, 9 to 11 a.m., Presented by New Ventures Maine

Learn what to consider when choosing a career path, explore education and training options, and find resources to help you succeed. This workshop is designed to help you think outside the box about longer term career goals!

To register, please visit the Tri-County CareerCenter or call (207) 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568. For more information, please contact Paul Ruggiero at (207) 561-4050 or Paul.B.Ruggiero@maine.gov.

Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid - Presented by MEOC (Maine Enterprise Opportunity Center), Fridays, November 9, 16, and 30, 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, call 1-800-281-3703.

For questions, contact Kate Walsh, Maine Educational Opportunity Center at 949-6501 or kevit@maine.edu.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - Presented by A4TD, Wednesdays, November 14 and 28, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) enrolls qualified older workers in part-time training positions and assigns them to public or 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in the local community. The purpose of the SCSEP is to offer a "stepping stone" back into the workforce. It is a transitional program; positions are not intended to be permanent, all assignments are temporary.

To register, please visit the Tri-County CareerCenter or call (207) 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568. For more information, please contact Debby Cleary at (207) 530-2868 or dcleary@a4td.org.

Northern Light Health Recruitment (Formerly EMHS) - Tuesday, November 27, 9 to 11 a.m.

Come speak with a recruiter from Northern Light Health. To learn more about this employer, please visit https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers.

To register, please visit the Tri-County CareerCenter or call (207) 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568. For more information, please contact Paul Ruggiero at (207) 561-4050 or Paul.B.Ruggiero@maine.gov.

Interview Workshop - Tuesday, November 27, 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. Limit 20 slots per session.

To register, please visit the Tri-County CareerCenter or call (207) 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568. For more information, please contact Suzanne Graves-Hall at: (207) 561-4050 or Suzanne.Graves-Hall@maine.gov.

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, http://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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