August Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

July 24, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2018

Contact: Mary LaFontaine, Lewiston CareerCenter, 207-753-9094

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.

"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."

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.

LEWISTON CAREERCENTER JOB FAIR: Monday, August 6, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

20+ employers, all of whom are hiring, will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared with a resume 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 http://www.joblink.maine.gov.

CareerCenter Services Orientation - Tuesday, August 7, 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 753-9005

Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop - Thursday, August 9, 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 557-1885

Orientation for People with Disabilities - Wednesday, August 22, 2 to 3 p.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.

New Mainers Workshop - Thursday, August 23, 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 early. Register at 753-9005.

Résumé Basics and Build a Resume Workshop - Monday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Learn the basic do's and don'ts of resume writing; how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself - on paper - in a way that directly matches employer needs. Computers will be available and you will be able to compose a draft resume with staff assistance. Please bring your work history profile from Maine JobLink. Must be able to type your own resume. Register at 753-9005.

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 & financial aid. Register by calling 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year's income tax forms to the appointment.

Interview Assistance - By Appointment

One on one interview help is available to you, as needed. Please inquire at the Information Desk to check staff availability or set up an appointment. Register at 753-9005.

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.

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