Monday, February 6, 2017

February Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter

Springvale, Maine - The York County CareerCenter in Springvale continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"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."

CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

**Resume and Interview Coaching - Tuesday, February 21, 9 a.m. to noon**

Your resume is your marketing tool that helps you land the all-important interview. Join us and learn
the do's and don'ts of resume writing and how to stand out in a positive way. Then we'll show you how to emphasize your skills and motivate the interviewer to hire you. Call today to reserve a seat.

**Career Exploration Workshop - Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24**

This extensive and informative workshop will be offered to Vocational Rehabilitation Clients at the York County CareerCenter. VR clients will be able to explore a variety of career paths, and research the required skills needed for these careers. Registration through Vocational Rehabilitation is required. Please call 822-3300 and ask for Vocational Rehabilitation to register.

**Hospitality Job Fair - Monday, February 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.**

Explore your next employment opportunity in hospitality. Recruiters from regional hotels and restaurants will be at the York County CareerCenter, interviewing for their current and Summer 2017 openings. Please check http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/employment/jobfairs.shtml and our Facebook and Twitter for a list of participating employers.

**Employer Recruitments for February at the York County CareerCenter - please check our website for additions and updates: CoWorx, MASIS, and Manpower - Will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, February 8, 15 and 22.**

Current openings in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No appointment is required. Please bring two valid forms of ID. Please check our website for updates and additions. Schedule is subject to change.

**Competitive Skills Scholarship Program -** The Competitive Skills Scholarship helps workers learn new skills and succeed in a changing economy. The program is open to all qualified Maine residents and pays for education and training for high-wage jobs in demand in Maine. York County is currently accepting applications for the program. For more information or to download an application please visit http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/cssp.shtml .

**The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in February:**

**Workforce Solutions** administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program, please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

**New Ventures Maine -** Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, and be active in the community. Looking for something different? Register for no-cost trainings at locations across Maine. Check on line to see what we have scheduled or call 1-800-442-2092.

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 York County Maine CareerCenter. To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook and search York County Maine CareerCenter. To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for York CareerCenter.

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, Internet access and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). 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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