Employment assistance creates opportunities

Mon, 11/20/2023 - 8:45am

Logan Gould loves her job. She gets to travel the state of Maine as part of the Careers Center and the Department of Labor helping Mainers find meaningful employment. 

At monthly drop-in sessions at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Logan offers custom tailored solutions to meet people’s individual needs. She is pleased to be able to offer dedicated initiatives serving veterans or those re-entering the workforce after being previously incarcerated.  Thankfully, the placement rate is very high. 

“When a client comes in , I’ll set them up on Maine Joblink,  which helps to pair job seekers with employers through our safe, secure & searchable database. We also at the same time enroll them in the Labor Exchange Program (LEX) to see what other services and assistance they might qualify for.” 

“We offer a comprehensive range of tools that can take candidates from building a resume and writing a cover letter, to mock interviews and even re-training for that dream job.  There are a range of scholarships and grants available that can assist with  anything from clothing for interviews to car repairs (if that is an obstacle to employment).  There is something out there for everyone!”

Careers Centre Drop-In sessions are last Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, 4 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538. (207) 633-3112.