December 17, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter, 207-212-2184
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
LEWISTON -- The Lewiston CareerCenter continues its no-cost workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.
"For the past eight years I have worked to make Mainers more prosperous," stated Governor Paul R. LePage. "A new or better job is a key part of that goal. If you want a job with better pay or benefits, a better commute, or more opportunity to advance your career, contact your local CareerCenter. They can help you find a new job, prepare your resume and practice for that interview, and connect you with training. You may even qualify for a free training program. I wish all Mainers success in their careers, and remember that Maine needs everyone who can work to work to help our economy grow."
CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. All workshops are located at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston, unless otherwise noted.
Job Fair with more than 20 Employers - Monday, January 7, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
More than 20 employers, all of whom are hiring, will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared with a resume and to have an "interview-like conversation" and dress to impress! Please check the Job Fair tab on www.mainecareercenter.gov for Job Fairs in other cities. For online job search look at https://joblink.maine.gov .
CareerCenter Services Orientation - Tuesday, January 18, 9 to 11 a.m.
This is an overview of programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services held on the first Tuesday of every month. Register at 753-9001.
Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop - Thursday, January 10, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
This introductory workshop will help you decide whether self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. Register at 753-9001.
New Mainers Workshop - Thursday, January 17, 9 to 11 a.m.
How to complete paper and online job applications. Somali interpreter will be on hand, if other language interpreters are needed, request by January 10. Register at 753-9001.
Orientation for People with Disabilities - Wednesday, January 24, 9 to 11 a.m.
For people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services are held the fourth Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.
First Impressions Count: Resume and Interview Preparation - Thursday, January 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Call 753-6531 to Register
This workshop offers you current tools, resources and guidance to write an effective resume and to prepare you for a successful interview.
Resume Assistance - Call 753-9001 to schedule
Leave a resume for review or complete a draft resume from the Maine Job Link with staff assistance. You will need to bring in your past work history. Must be able to type your own resume.
Interview Assistance - By appointment, call 753-9001 to schedule
Preparing for a job interview? Would you like to have a mock interview or talk to CareerCenter staff about how to best answer those tough questions? Call to schedule an appointment.
Essentials of College Planning for Adults - By Appointment
Basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Register by calling 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year's income tax forms to the appointment.
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 Lewiston CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison way in Lewiston, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 753-9005 (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.