Monday, February 6, 2017

February 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.

"Our CareerCenters help Mainers put their best foot forward when looking for a new job or starting a new career," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "CareerCenters' no-cost workshops help you improve your job applications, write a targeted resume, strengthen your interview skills and prepare for our state's many upcoming job fairs. I encourage both job seekers and employers to connect with their local CareerCenter this hiring season for job search and recruiting services."

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.

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

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

**Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation-Monday, February 13, 9 a.m. to noon**

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

**Effective Interviewing Skills - Thursday, February 16, 9 a.m. to noon**

Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

**Business Start-Up - Tuesday, February 21, 1 to 3 p.m.**

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

**Planning Your Job Search - Thursday, February 23, 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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