January Programs for Job Seekers and Employers at the Rockland CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

December 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

"For the past eight years I have worked to make Mainers more prosperous," stated Governor Paul R. LePage. "A new or better job is a key part of that goal. If you want a job with better pay or benefits, a better commute, or more opportunity to advance your career, contact your local CareerCenter. They can help you find a new job, prepare your resume and practice for that interview, and connect you with training. You may even qualify for a free training program. I wish all Mainers success in their careers, and remember that Maine needs everyone who can work to work to help our economy grow."

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.

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 207-596-2641

Introduction to services for job seekers who have a disability that makes it difficult to obtain or keep a job.

Training Information

For details about training in various occupations, call our partner agency, Workforce Solutions, at 207-930-7047. Eligibility requirements apply.

Employer Services

Learn about no-cost services for employers, including Hiring Assistance and Training Workers, and for help with Labor Law, Layoffs, and Workplace Health and Safety. Call 207-596-2600.

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 207-593-7942, and is located at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street, Suite 402, in Rockland. 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 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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