Goodwill’s York County Jobs Alliance Hosts Job Seekers Celebration

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For Immediate Release

June 6, 2012

Goodwill’s York County Jobs Alliance Hosts Job Seekers Celebration
Networking event features speakers from Senator Collins’ Office & Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corps

Saco – The York County Jobs Alliance (YCJA) will host a special celebration of jobseekers and employers on Tuesday, June 19, from 10 am to 12:30 pm at University College in Saco (110 Main Street). The annual celebration recognizes individuals and local businesses who have worked with Goodwill during the past year to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities.

There will be a workshop from 10-11:30 am for YCJA jobseekers on the importance of personal branding and marketing in today’s job search process. Cathy Goodwill, State Office Representative for U.S. Senator Collins and Will Armitage, Executive Director of the Biddeford-Saco Area Economic Development Corporation, will speak at 11:30 am on current efforts to reduce unemployment in the local labor market and provide advice to jobseekers on finding work in today’s economy.

Over 50 local businesses and community organizations have been invited. The event is free and open to job seekers in York County. Please RSVP by calling Ryan Anderson at (207) 571-3301 or email ryan.anderson@goodwillnne.org. A light lunch will be served.

The YCJA is a service offered by the Goodwill Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford.  The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month and is open to individuals residing in York County. The meetings provide a welcoming space for sharing ideas about employment through open discussion, networking and support.

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