August 13, 2018
Skowhegan moving to KVCC-Alfond on August 24; Brunswick to SMCC-Midcoast in early fall.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2018
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009
AUGUSTA - The Bureau of Employment Services (BES) at the Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) has announced that the Skowhegan and Southern Midcoast CareerCenters are moving this summer and fall, respectively, to Maine Community College System campuses. These moves include the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs that are housed within each CareerCenter, and are expected to have limited disruption to service and no changes to staff or services to workers and employers upon reopening.
"As we continually seek ways to better deliver CareerCenter services, we will build on existing partnerships and forge new ones to make delivery of CareerCenter services more efficient and effective, and modernize the system and its physical footprint to meet our customers' needs now and well into the future," said Labor Commissioner John Butera.
The Skowhegan CareerCenter will close at 12 noon on Friday, August 24, and move 10 miles down US Route 201 South to the Averill Building at Kennebec Valley Community College - Alfond Campus, 23 Stanley Road in Hinckley. It will re-open for normal business hours at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 27, and re-brand as the Northern Kennebec Valley (NKV) CareerCenter.
The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, currently located on Bath Road in Brunswick, will move in early fall to join Southern Midcoast Community College - Midcoast Campus at their L.L. Bean Learning Commons on Brunswick Landing. A similar Friday-to-Monday move will be announced when details are finalized.
Maine CareerCenters, with 12 locations across the state, are part of the Maine Department of Labor, and provide employment and training services at no charge for Maine workers and businesses. Job Seekers can use the CareerCenter's free resources to jumpstart their job search. CareerCenters assist Employers with recruitment, training, and workforce services, and offer access to Labor Market Information.
Maine Department of Labor is an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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