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CHAMBER ANNOUCES 2ND ANNUAL HIRING MAINE’S HEROES JOB & RESOURCE EXPO

October 8, 2013

The Southern Midcoast Career Center and Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host the 2nd Annual “Hiring Maine’s Heroes Job & Resource Expo.”   The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 2 Columbus Drive in Brunswick, and is free-of-charge to service members, veterans, family members, and members of the public seeking work in the greater Bath-Brunswick-Topsham region. 

Mid Coast Maine has the highest concentration of veterans, retirees, and family members in Maine.  In addition, with the closure of Naval Air Station Brunswick, former base workers – many of whom are former service members – are still looking for their next career.  For these reasons and more, the Chamber teamed up with Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc., and the Maine Department of Labor, to host the Job and Resource Fair. 

In recent months, the Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc.  has been convening a  board work group focused on bringing efficiency in approach to the many services offered by the variety of agencies on behalf of veterans. “We are happy to be a sponsor of this year’s Veteran’s Job & Resource Fair, these events are effective for veterans as well as area businesses,” explained Michael Bourret, Director of Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc.

Employers with immediate job openings are invited to the Expo free of charge.  “Last year’s event had over 40 vendors with approximately 150 veterans in attendance,” states Chamber President Steven Wallace, “attendees were getting job interviews the very next day.”   

In addition to potential employers being on-site, other veteran resource providers will also be in attendance, such as Veterans Counselors and approved training providers.  Seminars on Resume and Cover Letter writing, as well as interviewing and salary negotiating skills, will be available free of charge. 

Last year’s event was graciously sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories and General Dynamics.  Sponsors for this year’s Expo include Mechanics Savings Bank, RE/MAX Riverside, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, BEK Inc., Inn At Brunswick Station, and WCME Radio 9.   Hosts for this year’s event again include Maine Department of Labor and Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc.   

Job seekers seeking more information can go to  www.midcoastmaine.com or call the Southern Midcoast Career Center at (207) 373-4000 or 1-888-836-3355.  For employers interested in attending the fair, contact Steven Wallace at president@midcoastmaine.com or call (207) 725-8797 ext. 5. 

 
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