The Rockland CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.

“August is a great time to prepare for the uptick in hiring that comes with the arrival of fall,” said Gov. Paul R. LePage in a news release. “CareerCenters can help both individuals who need a job and businesses that need to hire workers. Now is the ideal time for job seekers to get a jump start on new training opportunities and upcoming job fairs.”

The Rockland CareerCenter continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For more information, like the Rockland CareerCenter on Facebook at or call 596-2600.

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Rockland unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone.

GATEways to Employment: Tuesday, Aug. 5 and 19, 9 a.m. to noon

Designed to help jump-start that work search with the latest tips and tools to conduct a successful job search in today’s labor market.

Career Directions/Putting the Pieces Together: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Explores career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivations, and shows how each transfers to today’s job market.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to noon

Understand your personality type as an aid to choosing a career. This workshop requires you to complete a paper quiz at the CareerCenter at least one week before.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to noon

Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Effective Interviewing Skills: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. to noon

Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

Job Seekers’ Group­: Monday, Aug. 11 and 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

An informal group where job seekers can share ideas and assistance. No sign-up necessary, just show up.

Computer Boot Camp: Tuesday mornings

Arrange time with staff. Designed to introduce basic computer skills to people who have not used one before.

Rockland CareerCenter is at 91 Camden St. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be reached at 596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711.