LEWISTON — The Lewiston CareerCenter is offering many programs in October for job seekers and those who are considering training to upgrade their skills to increase their employability this spring.

All businesses looking to hire and people looking for work should register with the Maine Job Bank. This month, the Job Bank has more than 7,000 job openings. There is no cost to create a profile if you are a job seeker or to list a job if you are an employer.

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 753-9005. To learn more, like the Lewiston CareerCenter on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lewiston-CareerCenter/137045791777. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Each week, there will be at least one employer at the CareerCenter that is hiring. Check the Lewiston CareerCenter page at www.mainecareercenter.com for the employers and their exact dates and times in October.

GATEway to Employment — Meets from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Professionals Moving Ahead! — Meets from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month. Registration not required.


Standing out from other Candidates in a Highly Competitive Job Market — Will be held Oct. 17, presented by Kevin LaPointe from Carbonite. Call the CareerCenter at 753-9005 for more information.

Resumes and Interview Skills Part I — held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Auburn Public Library. To register, call 333-6640.

Mock Job Interviews — held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Friday, Oct. 18. Registration required.

Job Search Tips for People with a Criminal History — held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11.

Career Decision Making — This is a two-part workshop for people curious about their career options. Two sessions offered; session one is Friday, Oct. 11, and session two is Oct. 21 and 25.

CareerCenter Training Orientation —  An overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services. Please call to receive the meeting schedule and to register.


Training orientations are also offered at the South Paris CareerCenter at 4 Western Ave. (Chamber of Commerce Building), South Paris. For more information and dates and times, call 743-7763, ext. 1.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults — For more information and to register, call 800-281-3703. Bring last year’s income tax forms to the appointment.

Adult Education Consultations — An adult education representative will be in the lobby from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Wednesday in October (Oct. 16, 23 and 30).

Orientation for People with Disabilities — held 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

My Money Works: Tools for Smart Money Choices — Presented by Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6. To register, call Laurie at 753-6612.

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.

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 through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, 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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