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Job fair slated at Washington County Community College

Posted March 26, 2013, at 4:15 p.m.

CALAIS, Maine — The Calais CareerCenter will hold a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Washington County Community College. More than 25 employers will be recruiting for open positions.

“This job fair highlights the many career opportunities Washington County has to offer,” said Gov. Paul R. LePage. “This is a great time to apply for a job or just to talk to area employers and learn about the training needed to work in our local industries.”

Employers registered to date include: Avon, Calais Advertiser, Calais Regional Hospital, Cianbro, Cilley’s Downeast Waste Disposal, City of Calais, Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Child and Family Services, Maine Air National Guard, Maine Army National Guard, Maine State Police, Maine Veterans Home, MAS Home Care, National ABLE Network, NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, Origami Owl, The Discovery House, Lane Construction Corporation, UCP of Maine/Washington County Children’s Program, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wal-Mart, Washington County Community College and Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Sunrise County Economic Council, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Vet Center and the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve will provide information as well.

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette reminded jobseekers to come prepared. “Attendees should bring a resume and be prepared to have an ‘interview-like’ conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities.”

“It’s also a good idea to dress professionally,” she added. “You always want to make a positive first impression.”

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, 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, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O’Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 454-7551 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The Calais CareerCenter is located at Washington Community College on One College Drive in Calais. The Machias CareerCenter, 255-1900, is located at 53 Prescott Drive, Suite 1 in Machias. Both CareerCenters are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

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

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