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Career Exploration Tools

  • Labor Market Information
    MDOL's Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI) provides data on wages, jobs in demand, employment and industry trends and much more.
  • My Next Move
    This tool is aimed at providing job seekers with information on more than 900 occupations, as well as local job openings and training opportunities in a simple, user-friendly format.
  • mySkills myFuture
    This site is designed to help those with previous work experience match their existing skills to new occupations
  • O*NET Online
    An interactive application for exploring and searching occupations
  • CareerOneStop
    U.S. DOL site that helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices.

CareerCenter Programs

Resources for Job Seekers

The CareerCenter is the place to start when you're looking for your first job, your next job, a better job - or a whole new career. It's also the place to find information on training and education. You do not need to be claiming unemployment benefits or be out of work to use our services.

Maine's Job Bank

Maine Job Bank
Log in or register here

Job Seeker/Returning Customer - Please Note: If you are at your local CareerCenter and need assistance with your login, please seek assistance at the Information Center.

Job Seeker/New Customer - Get started by registering for Maine's Job Bank. You can search for jobs online, post your resume, and get matched with employers looking for your skills.

The following documents on this page are available for download in either "PDF", Microsoft "Word" or Microsoft "Excel" formats. You will need either the free Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word or free Microsoft Word Reader, Microsoft Excel or free Excel Viewer to view and print them.

Once you set up your Job Bank account, you may refer to the job seeker frequently asked questions or download the Job Bank Reference Manual (12-page, 2MB, PDF) for tips on using the system.
To give feedback on this manual, send us an e-mail.

Individualized Services

Re-Employment Services

  • Workshops: CareerCenters offer workshops and classes on a variety of topics including networking, job search techniques, resume writing, and more. Find workshops at a CareerCenter near you.
  • Job Fairs: get a list of upcoming job fairs in your area or around the state.

Job Search Tools

  • List of other online job search engines
  • Equipment: computer labs, internet access, fax machines, copiers, phones, are all available for job search purposes.
  • Labor Market Information: Maine Department of Labor's Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI) provides data on wages, jobs in demand, employment and industry trends and much more.

Publications and Forms

Programs

  • Federal Bonding Program: provides Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for "at-risk," hard-to-place job seekers.
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): a federal tax credit that offers an incentive for private sector businesses to hire individuals from 12 targeted groups that have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
  • Layoff Assistance: if you have recently been laid off, find out about programs that can assist you.