August 29, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2018
Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600
Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009
ROCKLAND - The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.
"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."
The following services are free to the public and available at the CareerCenter. All require pre-registration or an individual appointment made in person or by phone at 596-2600 unless otherwise noted.
Business Start-Up Planning - Tuesday, September 11, 1 to 3 p.m.
Thinking of starting your own business? This class will provide information about writing a business plan, and will connect you with helpful resources. Please call to reserve a seat, 596-2600.
Career Directions - By Appointment
Explore your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, and motivations, and see how they connect to today's job market.
Resume and Cover Letter Writing - By Appointment
Learn the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter. By appointment.
Effective Interviewing Skills - By Appointment
Learn some ideas to make your next job interview more effective.
Planning Your Job Search - By Appointment
The latest tips and ideas for a successful job search in today's labor market.
Computer Boot Camp - By Appointment
To introduce computer basics to people who have never used one before.
Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - By Appointment, Call 596-2641
Introduction to services for job seekers who have a disability that makes it difficult to obtain or keep a job.
For details about training in various occupations, call our partner agency, Workforce Solutions, at 930-7047. Eligibility requirements apply.
To learn about no-cost services including Hiring Assistance and Training Workers, and for help with Labor Law, Layoffs, and Workplace Health and Safety, employers should call the main office number at 596-2600.
Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by these partner organizations:
New Ventures Maine offers no-cost classes in Assertive Communication, Creating Your Future, Creating the Rest of Your Life, Credit Yourself, Entrepreneurial Training, Financing Your Future, Professional Development and Mature Worker Activities. For more information, call the Brunswick Administrative office at 207-386-1664. The Rockland area office can be reached at 593-7942, and is at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street Suite 402 Rockland, Maine 04841. The website is http://www.newventuresmaine.org .
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.
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 "Rockland CareerCenter." To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook.com and search "Rockland CareerCenter." To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for "Rockland CareerCenter."
Rockland CareerCenter is at 91 Camden St., Suite 201. It is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays through Fridays except on holidays, and can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711. Visit 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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