Monday, April 30, 2018

May Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter

SPRINGVALE - 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 had the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. in March, and over 4,500 more Mainers are working this year versus the same time last year," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Employers need qualified people to fill many open jobs, so I urge you to connect with your closest Maine CareerCenter. Our team will help you search for a new or better job, improve your resume writing and interview skills, and get the most out of the job fairs happening right now."

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. 

**Essentials of College Planning Workshop - Mondays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28, 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.

**GATEways to Employment - Wednesday, May 9, 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.

**Resume and Interview Coaching - Tuesday, May 15, 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.

**York County Monthly Job Fair - Monday, May 21, 1 to 4 p.m.**

Explore your next employment opportunity. Representatives from several companies will be here interviewing for current openings. Please check our web site for the list of employers which will be updated as employers confirm attendance. No appointment required. Check http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/employment/jobfairs.shtml and York County CareerCenter on Facebook and Twitter for a list of participating employers.

**Vets Serving Veterans Helping Veterans - "Exploring Employment Techniques" - Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m. to Noon**

Join us for an interactive Veteran Support Group discussion. Gain knowledge of support services available to our Maine Veterans. You can register by calling 324-5460 or emailing one of our Veteran Service Representatives: mark.t.braun@maine.gov or francis.a.abbott@maine.gov

**Veterans Helping Veterans -"Federal Employment through USA Jobs" (Workshop) Thursday, May 31, 1 to 3 p.m.**

Join us for an interactive Veteran Support Group discussion and gain knowledge of the proper steps to apply for a federal job. You can register by calling 324-5460 or emailing one of our Veteran Service Representatives: mark.t.braun@maine.gov or francis.a.abbott@maine.gov

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

- **Bonney Staffing, CoWorx, MASIS and Waban - Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, noon to 3 p.m.**

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.

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

**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, http://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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