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

August 9, 2017

For Immediate Release: August 9, 2017

Contact: Patty Perry, Bangor CareerCenter, 760-6302

Media Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009

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

“In this tight labor market, Maine’s businesses are finding it more difficult to recruit a skilled workforce,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “There are tens of thousands of jobs available throughout our state. If you are looking for a new job, a better job, or training, Maine CareerCenters can help you find the right services and programs that will help build your confidence and improve your skills and techniques. You may even qualify for a scholarship. Take that first step and visit or contact your closest Maine CareerCenter to start the conversation.”

Employers Recruiting at the Tri-County CareerCenter in August

Employers with current openings that are scheduled to recruit at the CareerCenter include: Living Innovations, Bridges Home Services, Community Health & Counseling, OHI and Eastern Maine Health Systems. For days, times and type of positions, please see "Upcoming Job Fairs" at http://www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/tri_county.shtml .

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.

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 JobLink registration prior to attending the workshop. Call 561-4050 to register for the next session.

GATEways to Employment: Group Access to Employment Session - Wednesdays, August 16, 23 and 30

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! Registration required. Call Cindy at 207-561-4063 to reserve a seat.

Essentials of College Planning and Financial Aid – Presented by MEOC – Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call for an appointment or register online.

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/

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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