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Archive: September 2016

1st Annual Substitute Job Fair

The Scarborough Public Schools, Westbrook Public Schools, South Portland Public Schools, and the Gorham Public Schools have come together to try and "combine forces" to recruit much-needed substitutes for our school systems.

Oct. 1 We will be hosting our FIRST EVER regional Substitute Job Fair on  at Husson University in Westbrook.  The goal is to create a "one-stop shop" for people to come in, complete applications, go through interviews, key trainings, and register for their CHRC approval all in one location and at one time so that when they leave, they are ready (almost ready) to be placed on our sub-lists for all four school systems!
FMI, please contact Rhonda Warren, Gorham School Department, at 207-222-1012.


Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on September 1, 2016

Upcoming Hiring/Career Info Events- Portland Career Center

With an unprecedented demand for workers, the Greater Portland Career Center has several upcoming hiring events leading to some great career opportunities!

On Tuesday, September 6th from 3-4PM and 4-5PM there will be an informational session on construction jobs/ careers in Maine.

Carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, general laborers, and heavy equipment operators are all in high demand. Many of these positions do not require formal education and many employers are willing to train you on the job.

 The average wage in the construction industry in Maine is $18.48 hourly!

If you have ever thought of a construction job/ career, or are just curious, attend one of these sessions to get a realistic overview of construction jobs available, upward mobility, career opportunities and what you need to know to get hired.

To register call Holly or Mark at 822-3312 or 822-3344

You may also register by emailing:

Walk ins welcome!     Construction_Trades.docx


On Wednesday, September 7th from Noon-3:00PM the Greater Portland Career Center will be hosting their monthly job fair with over 25 employers!   sep7.docx

Participating employers include:


  • Advantage Solutions                                     
  • Comfort Keepers Bonney Staffing
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Complete Labor and Staffing
  • Eastern Maine Health Systems
  • Express Employment
  • Goodwill Industries NNE
  • HMS Host
  • Home Depot
  • Hutchins Trucking
  • In-Home Senior Services
  • Kaplan Univ.
  • Labor Ready
  • Lucas Tree Experts
  • Marriott Sable Oaks
  • Modern Woodmen
  • Nichols
  • Pepsi Beverage Co
  • Piedmont Airlines
  • Prudential
  • Spurwink Services
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Texas Instruments
  • US Customs and Border Patrol
  • Complete Labor and Staffing
  • Eastern Maine Health Systems
  • Express Employment
  • Goodwill Industries NNE



On Wednesday, September 14, at 9:00AM the Portland Career Center will be hosting an open house to learn about a training opportunity to obtain a Manufacturing Technician Certificate. As a graduate of this local program you’ll gain the necessary skills to impress prospective employers and be prepared for jobs starting at $14 hr.  A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Grants and scholarships are available to qualified candidates.

Plan to stay for 2-3 hours for information and assessments.    Sept_14.docx

Hope to see you at one or all of these great events!!


Mark J Cafiso, US Army, Retired

Veterans Employment / Business Services

Greater Portland Career Center, 151 Jetport Blvd, Portland, Me, (207)822-3344 Direct, (207)822-0221 Fax

The Maine Department of Labor provides equal opportunity in employment and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on September 1, 2016

Congratulations to Gorham's first Earn While You Learn CNA course Graduates

Gorham Adult Education, in collaboration with Gorham House, are excited to congratulate the 8 students who graduated on August 12, 2016 from our first Earn While You Learn CNA course.

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course is a 180 hour, state approved course that prepares you to become a CNA and includes classroom instruction, labs and clinical work. The students had the privilege of being led by instructor, Corina Wright, Corporate Trainer for Continuum Health Services at Gorham House.

The Earn While You Learn program allows students the opportunity to be compensated while in a recognized, workforce training program developed in collaboration with individual employers. These programs engage employees in learning skills specific to their occupation both on the job and through formal coursework. Think of these programs as an apprenticeship is a time-proven, effective training model that continues to innovate and adapt to meet employers’ needs for skilled labor and workers’ needs for good wages with a clearly defined career pathway to advancement 


Gorham House and Gorham Adult Education worked closely with the Root Cellar in Portland to offer immigrants the opportunity to participate. Gorham House provided transportation for those living in Portland. 

Our eight graduates are now all employees of Gorham House.


Posted by Barbara Quinn-Gagnon  on September 1, 2016 | Read more in: News