Greater Portland CareerCenter to host Job Fair at Its New Building on March 4

PORTLAND – February 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — At least nine employers will be hiring at the new Greater Portland CareerCenter Job Fair on Wednesday, March 4 from noon to 3 p.m. The CareerCenter is located at 151 Jetport Boulevard in Portland and is accessible on Portland Metro Route 5.

“This job fair at the new state offices building in Portland is an example of how we can better serve Mainers by leveraging resources,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “DHHS and the CareerCenter are located across the hall from each other, making it easier for those most in need to find access to employment and training. I encourage job seekers of all varieties to visit the Portland job fair and meet face-to-face with employers ready to hire.”

Participating employers to date include:

Fastenal Company Home Depot – Biddeford, Scarborough and South Portland HW Staffing L.L. Bean Leddy Group MAS Home Care Modern Woodmen of America National Employment Sam’s Club And more.

Employers interested in recruiting job seekers at this no-cost event should contact Ruth Anne Haley or Mark Cafiso at 822-3300.

Job fair exhibit space will fill up fast.

Employers must be registered with the Maine Job Bank and have active job listings posted to be eligible to exhibit. Visit the Maine Job Bank at http://www.mainecareercenter.com to begin the account creation process.

The Greater Portland CareerCenter is part of a brand new, two-story, 75,000 square foot facility, co-located with the Department of Health and Human Services and future state agencies, that opened on January 26, 2015. The new facility offers a high-tech information center and computer lab for job seeking, resume writing, and applying for jobs, and spacious conference rooms and interview rooms to host workshops, job fairs, and individualized employer recruitments.

The CareerCenter is a stop on Portland Metro Route 5 and is located just off Exit 46 of the Maine Turnpike, with larger, free parking, making it more accessible to job seekers and employers.

The Department of Labor is also hosting an Employer Open House from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Greater Portland CareerCenter on March 4. Employers will have a chance to meet with representatives from unemployment tax, workplace health and safety, wage and hour, employment and training, and more.

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.

The Greater Portland CareerCenter, located at 151 Jetport Boulevard in Portland, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com or by calling 822-3300 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).

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

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