November 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dawn Self-Cooper, York County CareerCenter, 207-324-5460
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
SPRINGVALE -- The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those 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."
CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.
Essentials of College Planning Workshop - Mondays, November 19 and 26, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
A FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two to three hours. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit Maine Educational Opportunity Center‚€™s website, meoc.maine.edu.
York County Monthly Job Fair at the CareerCenter - Monday, November 26, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Recruiters will be interviewing for current openings. No appointment required. Please check the CareerCenter website and York County CareerCenter's Social Media for a list of participating employers.
Employer Recruitments for September at the York County CareerCenter - please check our website for additions and updates.
Weekly Staffing Agency Hiring Event - Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Meet face-to-face with staffing agency recruiters! Research the companies and the positions they need to fill ahead of time, bring your resume, and dress to impress! Current openings in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No appointment is required. Please bring 2 valid forms of ID. Meet with: CoWorx, MASIS Staffing, and more!
York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in November:
Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program, please call the Workforce Solutions Center at 207-571-3301.
New Ventures Maine - Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. New Ventures Maine helps individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, and be active in the community. Looking for something different? Register for no-cost trainings at locations across Maine. Check online to see what they have scheduled at http://newventuresmaine.org/ or call 1-800-442-2092.
Follow and keep track of our latest events on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To find us on LinkedIn, go to LinkedIn.com and search for York County Maine CareerCenter. To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook and search York County Maine CareerCenter. To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for York CareerCenter.
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, Internet access and O‚€™Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.
The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m.‚€“ 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, 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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