Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 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.

"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."

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** - Explore your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, and motivations, and see how they connect to today's job market. By appointment.

**Resume and Cover Letter Writing** - Learn the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter. By appointment.

**Small Business Start-Up Class** - Tuesday, March 20, 1-3 p.m. Learn the basics about creating a business plan, with certified business counselor David Hill. Call to pre-register.

**Effective Interviewing Skills** - Learn some ideas to make your next job interview more effective. By appointment.

**Planning Your Job Search** - The latest tips and ideas for a successful job search in today's labor market. By appointment.

**Computer Boot Camp** - To introduce computer basics to people who have never used one before. By appointment.

**Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation** - Introduction to services for jobseekers who feel they have a disability that makes it difficult to obtain or keep a job. By appointment. Call 596-2641.

**Training Program Information** - For details about training in various occupations, call Workforce Solutions at 930-7047 or the CareerCenter at 596-2600. Please note, eligibility requirements apply.

**Employer Services** - To learn about no-cost services including Hiring Assistance, Workforce Training Workers, Labor Law Assistance, Layoffs, and Workplace Health & Safety, call 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 593-7942, and is at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street Suite 402 Rockland, Maine 04841. 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 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 .

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