Wednesday, December 21, 2016

January Programs for Job Seekers at the Rockland CareerCenter

Rockland, Maine - 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.

"As employers hire for the winter season and in preparation of 2017, no Mainers should feel that the job market is too competitive for them. There are good-paying jobs available," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Maine JobLink has about 10,000 jobs from hundreds of local employers, and our CareerCenters continue to hold monthly job fairs with dozens of companies looking to hire. Visit your closest CareerCenter to help you find a job by improving your resume and practicing for that interview, not to mention many opportunities to train for a new career."

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition we provide Internet access and O-Net software for individual skills assessment. Employers can list their open positions on the Maine JobLink and take advantage of our online matching system which identifies and refers job candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided free of charge to employers and job-seeking customers.

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone, unless stated otherwise.

**Career Directions/ Putting the Pieces Together- Thursday, January 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.**

Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivations, and shows how each transfers to today's job market.

**Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation-Monday, January 9, 1 to 3 p.m**

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

**Resume and Cover Letter Writing - Thursday, January 12, 9 a.m to noon**

Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

**Business Start-Up - Tuesday, January 17, 1 to 3 p.m.**

Introduction to creating a business plan, with business counselor David Hill of Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

**Effective Interviewing Skills - Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to noon**

Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

**Planning Your Job Search - Thursday, January 26, 9 a.m. to noon**

Designed to help you with the latest tips and ideas to conduct a successful job search in today's labor market.

**Computer Boot Camp - Tuesday mornings**

Arrange time with staff. Designed to introduce the computer to people who have not used one before.

**Rockland CareerCenter also features sessions led by our partner organization.**

**Workforce Solutions** administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 25 years of age and think you might benefit from training that could be classroom based or on the job, contact the Rockland CareerCenter at 207-596-2600 to speak with a Workforce Solutions representative. Interested applicants between 16 and 24 years of age should contact the Workforce Solutions office at 930-7047.

**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 their Brunswick Administrative office at 207-386-1664 or go to www.newventuresmaine.org . Greater Rockland office located at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street Suite #402 Rockland, Maine 04841.

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 located 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. Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 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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