The Maine Department of Labor’s CareerCenters, together with their partners, offer many services to help people find employment or upgrade skills, and help employers find qualified workers.

For those over the age of 55 and looking for work. Presenters Sarah Overlock, of Goodwill Workforce Solutions, and Allie Novicki, of Senior Community Service Employment Program, will hold a virtual workshop Nov. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. Whether exploring a new career or searching for a job, this presentation will provide tips and suggestions to overcome bias and promote confidence in re-entering the workforce. To register, visit mainecareercenter.com/employment/workshop.shtml?id=9367062.

Young adults looking to transition to employment or training. A webinar Nov. 17, from 11 a.m. to noon will help youth and young adults in Maine navigate the services that are available to assist them become successful in their employment, training or post-secondary goals. To register: mainecareercenter.com/employment/workshop.shtml?id=9090839.

For those interested in a career in healthcare or looking to upgrade their skills. Visit maine.gov/healthcaretrainingforme/ for information on healthcare training opportunities.

Maine’s Connecting with Opportunities Initiative
Maine’s Connecting with Opportunities Initiative provides one-on-one career guidance, employment-based case management, and financial assistance to unemployed individuals impacted by opioid use disorder. It also assists out-of-work individuals who would like to enter career fields focused on substance use disorder and recovery. For more information, visit maine.gov/labor/bes/coi/.

Customized Connections Program
Jobseekers have unique priorities to consider like flexible hours, distance from home or childcare, work environment, unique benefits. The Customized Connections Program is a one-on-one service for everyone. Take a 3-minute survey and CareerCenter staff will reach out to respondents by phone or email within about 48 hours to get started: forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=q6g_QX0gYkubzeoajy-GTo2tKVHytLtNjAaolN0eV1pUNEo5MldMVDhER1FRMFNHNVpJVjlRN0JCQy4u.

To explore additional opportunities and meet with employers, visit one of the upcoming virtual hiring events.
Nov. 15 & 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Virtual hiring event – First ever New England Regional Virtual Job Fair, featuring employers in six states.
Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. – Virtual – Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign statewide hiring event
Nov. 15 Industry Spotlight: Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, and other industries
Nov. 16 Industry Spotlight: Engineering, Construction, Manufacturing, Transportation, Warehousing, and other industries

More information about these hiring events can be found by clicking on the event at mainecareercenter.com/employment/hiringevents/.

Services and programs are available at no cost to the public include Career Directions; Resume & Cover Letter Writing; Effective Interviewing Skills; Job Search Essentials; The Career Exploration Workshop and Navigating Hiring Process for Individuals with a Criminal History.

For more information and to register for workshops visit mainecareercenter.com/employment/workshops.shtml.

Each of the centers across the state provides public computers with internet access, Microsoft Office, resume/cover letter writing software, and O*Net software for personal skills assessment.  Employers can list their open positions on Maine JobLink and use our online system which matches jobs with candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided at no charge to employers and job seekers. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service in all Department of Labor programs.

Services are available virtually via the CareerCenter hotline (623-7981 or 888-457-8883 or Maine Relay 7-1-1), through LiveChat, or email MaineDOL.CareerCenter@maine.gov. To access services and information in-person at one of the CareerCenters, call the CareerCenter hotline to schedule an appointment or visit the CareerCenter location website to see when staff are on-site.