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

October 3, 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 October programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"Maine needs more workers with specific skills to fill our open jobs, now, in this era of historically low unemployment, and in the future to replace our aging workforce when they retire," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "I signed President Trump's 'Governor's Pledge to America's Workers' to connect Mainers and employers and get better skills. Better jobs and a skilled workforce means higher wages. Connect with your closest Maine CareerCenter and get the skills you need. Visit mainecareercenter.gov for more information."

Resume Information Seminar - Tuesday, October 2, 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 this seminar, please contact Suzanne Graves-Hall at (207) 561-4050 or suzanne.graves-hall@maine.gov.

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Information Sessions -Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 10 to 11 a.m.

Your career. Your future. We can help. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program can assist with the following, depending on eligibility: Training and Education, Support Services, Career Counseling, On-the-Job Training, Short-Term Customized Training.

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

For questions regarding WIOA, please contact Susan Cerini at 974-3229 or SCerini@emdc.org

Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid - Presented by MEOC (Maine Enterprise Opportunity Center), Fridays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, 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.

Prepare for the Job Fair - Tuesdays, October 9, 1 to 3 p.m.; October 16, 9 to 11 a.m.; and October 23, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Looking to make the most out of attending the fair? Come join our Prepare for the Fair workshops! Topics covered will consist of resume critique and tips, "elevator speech" development, presentation and discussion.

To register, please visit the CareerCenter or call 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

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) - Presented by A4TD, Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 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 CareerCenter or call 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568.

For more information, please contact Debby Cleary at (207) 530-2868 or dcleary@a4td.org.

Military Talent Source Recruitment, Tuesdays, October 9 and 23, 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.

To register, please visit the CareerCenter or call 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 .

Exploring Careers, presented by New Ventures Maine - Tuesday, October 2, 9 to 11 a.m.

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 CareerCenter or call 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 .

Budgeting Basics, presented by New Ventures Maine - Tuesday, October 16, 9 to 11 a.m.

In this workshop, you will learn the basic components for building a budget. We will discuss money tracking, goal setting, and how having a sense of your overall financial situation can assist you in the process of building a budget.

To register, please visit the CareerCenter or call 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 .

Healing Spirit Healthcare Recruitment - Wednesday, October 17, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Come speak with a recruiter and learn more about open positions within our company. Healing Spirits is currently recruiting Personal Support Specialists (PSS) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).

To register, please visit the CareerCenter or call 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, October 23, 8:30 to 10:30 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 CareerCenter or call 561-4050 or toll free 1-888-828-0568.

For questions regarding the Interview Workshop, please contact Suzanne Graves-Hall at 561-4050 or Suzanne.Graves-Hall@maine.gov.

21st Annual Fall Career Fair - Thursday, October 25, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Anah Shriners, 1404 Broadway, Bangor

Are you looking for work or a new career? If so, plan on attending the area's premier recruitment event of the fall season. Come dressed for success and plan on interacting with many employers! Shuttle service will be available from the Broadway Shopping Center and from the Airport Mall to the Shriner facility. Find a list of exhibitors at http://wwwmainecareercenter.gov .

To register, please visit the CareerCenter or call 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 .

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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