June Programs for Job Seekers at the Machias CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

May 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2017

Contact: Nichole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 255-1900

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009

WASHINGTON COUNTY—CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or to upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume and cover letter writing software, Internet access, and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

“In our tightening labor market, Maine CareerCenters provide the tools and resources to better connect job seekers and employers,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Workshops and one-on-one consultations facilitated by the their career consultants can provide job seekers a path to education or jobs. Employers will find information and connections to employment and training resources that can help serve immediate or forecasted workforce needs. Connect with your closest Maine CareerCenter at www.mainecareercenter.gov.”

Workshops are held at the Machias CareerCenter, 53 Prescott Dr., Ste. 1, Machias, unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone. To learn more, like the Washington County CareerCenters on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/washingtoncountycareercenters .

Manage Your Business with QuickBooks Reports - Friday, June 2, 9 a.m. to Noon

The reporting features of Quickbooks can help you as a business owner gain essential insight in learning to analyze how your business is doing so you can improve your business results. This SCORE workshop will help you drill down into your business details and show ways to improve profitability. To register call Sunrise County Economic Council at 207-255-0983. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited.

Recruitment Event: The Jackson Laboratory and Witham Family Hotels, Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m. to Noon, Milbridge Public Library, 18 School St., Milbridge

Walk-in interviews and information session. The Jackson Laboratory and Witham Family Hotels are hiring and will be at this recruitment event looking for employees. For information call Mike at 255-1916.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session, Every Tuesday

Is your job search in need of a boost? Are you looking for a way to stand out to a potential employer? Do you want to be at a significant advantage from other job seekers in today's competitive work/job seeking environment? This is a great way to increase your job search success, to gain insight on the latest job search techniques, and to maximize your potential. CareerCenter is here to help you find your key to success! To register call Melanie at 1-800-292-8929. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Essentials of College Planning - Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)

This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) services in particular and touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The admission section reviews college options, the college search process and the application structure. The fundamentals of financial aid, including the filing process and the applications are covered in detail. Career options and counseling are introduced. Effective transitions into college, college readiness and study skills are discussed. For a schedule and to register for a MEOC Workshop, call 207-991-2851.

Financial Aid - Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)

The Financial Aid Workshop provides an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Discussion will include a review of the federal, state, school-based, and private funding sources. Upon completion of this workshop the student will be able to effectively access the funding they need to complete their college degree. An emphasis will be placed on student responsibility and an understanding of the full financial process and timetable. Participants should bring their last year’s income details to the workshop. Participants should be current college students or prospective college students who have attended an earlier session of Essentials of College Planning Workshop with MEOC. For a schedule and to register for a MEOC Workshop, call 207-991-2851.

Washington County CareerCenters, located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1, in Machias and 1 College Drive in Calais, are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on 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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