BELFAST — A coalition of several Belfast- and Midcoast-area organizations are holding a regional job fair today, April 3, that will connect job seekers with the many area businesses that are currently looking to hire both seasonal and permanent employees.
The City of Belfast, the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, the Belfast Creative Coalition, the Maine Department of Labor at the Rockland CareerCenter, Our Town Belfast, the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, and Workforce Solutions will be holding the 2019 Belfast Regional Job Fair on Wednesday, April 3, from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast.
The start time for this year’s job fair has been moved to later in the day, to 3:30 p.m., to make it possible for more job seekers, especially students and those currently employed elsewhere, to attend, according to a news release.
The 2019 Belfast Regional Job Fair is free for all job seekers.
“We are tremendously excited that we have filled every single one of 50 employer spots for the job fair well in advance of April 3,” said Belfast Economic Development Director Thomas Kittredge, in the release. “These businesses will be providing a diverse array of employment opportunities to job seekers. We are confident that there will be something for every job seeker at this job fair and we strongly encourage them to attend.”
The full list of employers who will be at the job fair includes:
Amedisys, athenahealth, The Back and Forth, Bank of America, the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce (representing several of its member businesses), the Belfast Co-op, Cianbro, the City of Belfast, Community Health and Counseling Services, and the County of Waldo
CPM Constructors, Ecocor, Flagg's Garage, Front Street Shipyard, Genesis HealthCare, Green Home Solutions, Hammond Tractor, The Inn at Ocean's Edge, Living Innovations, The Lobster Pound Restaurant, MaineHealth, Maine Maritime Academy, Mathews Brothers, Modern Woodmen, Nautilus Seafood and Grill, and OnProcess Technology
Owen J. Folsom, Penobscot McCrum, PeopleReady, Point Lookout, Private Home Care, Renys, ReVision Energy, Robbins Lumber, Rollie’s Bar and Grill, SequelCare of Maine, SERVPRO, Sheridan Construction, Spectrum, the Spurwink School, Sweetser, Three Tides, and the United States Census Bureau
Viking Lumber, VIPKID, Waldo Community Action Partners, the Waldo County YMCA, and the Whale’s Tooth Pub and Restaurant.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center (https://hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/) is located at 80 Belmont Avenue (U.S. Route 3) in Belfast, approximately three-quarters of a mile west from the intersection of Belmont Avenue and U.S. Route 1.
The facility is handicap accessible and has free onsite parking.
Job seekers are not required to register for the fair, but they are encouraged to RSVP via Facebook at '2019 Belfast Regional Job Fair’ (https://www.facebook.com/events/2052308855062237/).
As some employers may choose to conduct interviews at the fair, job seekers are also encouraged to be prepared by dressing appropriately and bringing resumes and/or other relevant supporting materials.