September Programs for Job Seekers at the Rockland CareerCenter Bookmark and Share

September 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 5, 2017

Contact: David Grima, Rockland CareerCenter, 207-596-2600

Media Contact: Tim Sardano, Maine Department of Labor, 207-626-6232

ROCKLAND—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 reached an all-time high in payroll jobs this year, and our unemployment rate has been under 4.0 percent for 22 consecutive months,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “There is no better time to find work than now, especially as we head into the fall hiring season. Maine CareerCenters can help you update your resume, practice interview skills, or connect you with education or training, and you may qualify for free tuition. Our employers need you. Make yourself standout from other applicants—take the first step and contact your closest CareerCenter.”

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone, unless stated otherwise.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation—Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1 to 3 p.m.

Introduction to services for job seekers with a disability that makes it difficult to obtain or keep a job.

Training Orientation—Wednesdays, September 13 and 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

For people over the age of 24 who live in Knox or Lincoln County and want to explore occupational training programs. People under the age of 25 can call 596-2600 for arrangements. All ages in Waldo County call 930-7047.

Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together—Thursday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivations, and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing—Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to Noon

Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Effective Interviewing Skills—Thursday, September 28, 9 a.m. to noon

Computer Boot Camp—Tuesday mornings. Call to Schedule.

To introduce the computer to people who have never used one before.

Planning Your Job Search—Each Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon

The latest tips and ideas a successful job search in today’s labor market.

Rockland CareerCenter also features sessions led by our partner organization.

Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 25 years of age and think you might benefit from training that could be classroom based or on the job, contact the Rockland CareerCenter at 207-596-2600 to speak with a Workforce Solutions representative. Interested applicants between 16 and 24 years of age should contact the Workforce Solutions office at 930-7047.

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 their Brunswick Administrative office at 207-386-1664 or go to www.newventuresmaine.org . Greater Rockland office located at University College Rockland, 91 Camden Street Suite #402 Rockland, Maine 04841.

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition we provide Internet access and O-Net software for individual skills assessment. Employers can list their open positions on the Maine JobLink and take advantage of our online matching system which identifies and refers job candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided free of charge to employers and job-seeking customers.

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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