April Programs for Job Seekers at the Tri-County CareerCenter in Bangor Bookmark and Share

April 4, 2017

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2017 Contact: Patty Peer, Bangor CareerCenter, 760-6302 Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

BANGOR—Tri-County CareerCenter in Bangor announces April programming for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

“CareerCenters provide job seekers with the job search skills and support needed to find good-paying work,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Mainers can start or jump start their career search at mainecareercenter.gov. You’ll find monthly job fairs and workshops, various training program opportunities, and how to connect with the closest office.”

Resume Information Seminar – First and Third Tuesdays of each month, 9 a.m. to noon

Learn the basic do’s and don’ts of resume writing, how to use key words and phrases to catch an employer’s attention, discover web sites for skills identification and learn how to produce a resume that will work for you. You will not have a resume in hand when you leave. Call 561-4050 to register for the next session.

Interview Workshop – Fourth Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon

Join us to find out how to have the Ultimate Job Interview. Learn how to prepare for an interview, discover what employers are looking for and follow-up advice that will help you land the position you truly want. Call 561-4050 to register for the next session.

Gateway to Employment Workshop – Mondays, 2 to 4 p.m.

This is an overview of information on resumes, interviews, job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available during your job search.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Information and Registration Session – Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon

This is an overview of services and programs available through WIOA to residents of the tri-county area to include intensive job search assistance, potential training opportunities and options like on-the-job training. It also includes eligibility requirements and information on accessing all of these services. Please complete your Maine Job Link registration prior to attending the workshop. Call 561-4050 to register for the next session.

Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid – Presented by MEOC – Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can call for an appointment or register online and at the number below.

Steps for successful college enrollment, types of colleges and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adults, admission requirements and financial aid overview and completion. Please bring your last year’s income tax forms to the workshop. To register call 1-800-281-3703. http://meoc.maine.edu/workshops/

Employer Recruitments for April at the Bangor CareerCenter:

  • April 11, 12:30-3:00 pm, KidsPeace (Beh. Hlth. Prof.)
  • April 25, 8:00 am-12 noon, Eastern Maine Medical Center (all positions)

Visit www.mainecareercenter.gov for additions and updates.

SAVE THE DATE: Bangor CareerCenter’s Annual Spring Job Fair - Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Cross Insurance Center 515 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

We are hoping to match last year’s numbers and have 100+ employers present with current job openings! Be prepared with a resume, an elevator pitch (short statement of what you can bring to their company) and dress to impress! It’s your time to shine and sell yourself. If you have never been to a job fair and want some tips, please come in to the CareerCenter for assistance. Next month you can check to see which employers will be at the job fair by going to http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/employment/jobfairs.shtml.

Sign-up for our CareerCenter newsletter in the blue box labeled “Get Notified” at http://www.maine.gov/labor for a full listing of events, news, programs and updates!

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.

Tri-County CareerCenter is located at 45 Oak St. in Bangor and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We can be reached at 561-4050 (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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