Job Fairs Scheduled Around the State

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UPDATED: Job Fairs Scheduled Around the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2015
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009

Employers can reserve tables while job seekers brush up resumes

AUGUSTA—Spring job fair season is beginning to take shape around Maine, providing an opportune time for job seekers looking for work. The Department of Labor’s network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring or participating in several career fairs. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions.

"Job fairs give job seekers and employers a way to meet face to face and learn about each other," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Be prepared. Visit your local CareerCenter for resume and interviewing workshops."

Job seekers who need to update their resume or practice their interviewing skills should contact a CareerCenter for no-cost help. To find more information about jobs fairs across the state or to locate the closest CareerCenter and information about job training programs, visit the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

"Many people may avoid going to a job fair to apply to their dream job because they doubt their skills or their ability to pay for training or returning to school," said Labor Commissioner Jeanne S. Paquette. “Whether you have a dream job in mind or just want to improve your career prospects, we urge you contact your local CareerCenter. There may be ways we can help you prepare for a job fair, brush up your skills with a specific course we recommend or retrain for an entirely different career.  We have many programs right now that can assist job seekers at any stage of their career, including the long-term unemployed."

The following job fairs have been scheduled to date around the state:

  • February 23: Job Fair at the Augusta CareerCenter, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • February 24: Mini Job Fair at the York County CareerCenter, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • March 2: Job Fair at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • March 4: Job Fair at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • March 18: Job Fair, 9 a.m. to Noon, Mill Mall, Ellsworth
  • March 26: Machias Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lee-Pellon Center, 90 Main Street 
  • March 27: 5th Annual York County Regional Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nasson Community Center, Springvale
  • March 30: Job Fair at the Augusta CareerCenter, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • April 1: Job Fair at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • *NEW* April 6: Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Job Fair, 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph's College, Standish
  • April 10: Androscoggin County Community Job Fair, 9 a.m. to Noon, Central Maine Community College, Auburn
  • April 16: Calais Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washington County Community College Gymnasium
  • *NEW* April 23, Job / Resource Fair, 9 a.m. to Noon, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria, 256 Main Street, South Paris
  • April 27: Job Fair at the Augusta CareerCenter, 3 to 6 p.m.
  • *NEW DATE* April 29: Career Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield
  • May 4: Job Fair at the Lewiston CareerCenter, Time TBD
  • May 6: Job Fair at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, Noon to 3 p.m.
  • May 13: 8th Annual Regional Job Fair, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Warsaw Middle School, Pittsfield
  • *NEW* May 14: Government Jobs Job Fair, Augusta Armory, Augusta

Businesses interested in participating in these events and other no-cost hiring services that the department provides, such as Maine’s Job Bank, should contact their local CareerCenter.

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

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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