Thursday, March 1, 2018

March Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter

Springvale, Maine - The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"Maine employers are struggling to find workers in this tight labor market," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "If you can work, we can help you get back in a job or, if you are working, we can help you get a better job. Our CareerCenters are staffed with professional career counselors who can help you improve your resume, prepare for any of the many job fairs happening this spring, and get you on the path to a good-paying career."

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.

**Save the Date: Eighth Annual York Count Regional Job Fair - Wednesday, April 11, 1 to 5 p.m., Nasson Community Center**

This is a no cost event. Speak with hiring employers, and talk with Career Counselors and Veteran's Representatives. We will continually update our website with a list of employers that will be attending once they have confirmed.

**Essentials of College Planning Workshop - Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. to 12 noon**

A FREE interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning, and study skills. The workshop lasts approximately two to three hours. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit Maine Educational Opportunity Center's website, meoc.maine.edu.

**Resume and Interview Coaching - Tuesday, March 20, 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon**

Your resume is your marketing tool that helps you land the all-important interview. Join us and learn the dos 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 324-5460 today to reserve a seat.

**GATEways to Employment - Wednesday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon**

Join this workshop for a basic overview of CareerCenter Services as well as resume, interview and job search skills. Gateway to Employment gives an overview of basic information on Resumes, Interviews and Job Search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available to you during your job search. Seats are limited, please call 324-5460 to register.

**Career Exploration Workshop - Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23**

This extensive and informative workshop will be offered to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Clients at the Springvale CareerCenter. Vocational Rehabilitation 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.

**How to Navigate a Job Fair - Thursday, March 29, 9 to 11 a.m.**

Join us as we provide you with some tips and tools to effectively navigate our upcoming job fair. Remember, it only takes one piece of information to lead you to your next opportunity! Space will be limited; Call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 to reserve your seat for this workshop.

**Employer Recruitments for March at the York County CareerCenter - please check our website for additions and updates.**

**CoWorx and MASIS - Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, noon to 3 p.m.**

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

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

**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 at 207-571-3301.

**New Ventures Maine** - Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. New Ventures Maine helps 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 online to see what they have scheduled at http://newventuresmaine.org 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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