Press Release

Hiring Our Heroes job fair Oct. 8 in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine — The 2013 Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Augusta will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 8, at the Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave.

A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers focusing on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military-skill translation and interviewing will be held at 9 a.m. To register for the Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshop, visit .

Employers include Amtrak, AutoZone, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Cianbro, Department of Veterans Affairs, FedEx Ground, General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works,, LJ3 Communications, SEI/Aaron’s, Inc., Hertz, Tradesmen International, U.S. Postal Service, New Balance, T-Mobile and Walgreens.

Several veterans’ services agencies are  participating. For registration questions, please contact or call 202-463-5807.

Attendees should bring a resume and, more important, should be prepared to have an “interview-like” conversation with employers to discuss skills, knowledge areas and abilities. Job seekers should also be dressed for an interview.

This hiring event is being conducted by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; local chambers of commerce; U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service; Maine Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; American Legion; NBC News; and other local partners.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer specialized employment and training services for veterans. If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces a CareerCenter Veterans’ Representative can help you find a job, get new skills, or access other state or federal resources available to Veterans. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority for employment, training and placement services provided under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday throughFriday. You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, .


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