Workforce Solutions

Adding strength to Maine's workforce.


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Adult Employment Services

Connection to Job Success

Workforce Solutions staff works with individuals, like you, looking for employment that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive in Maine’s six coastal counties - Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and York.

We assess, then match, your interests and abilities to good jobs in the marketplace. Our employment specialists are skilled in helping you identify work interests, develop goals and find the job of your choice.

We then stay in touch through on-the-job training, job coaching, one-on-one counseling and other support services to ensure employment success.

Our Workforce Solutions staff, are committed to helping you find stability and independence through employment, while strengthening your community’s workforce.

Identify Strengths

We work with you to identify your strengths and needs

  • Resume Development
  • Job Trial Arrangements
  • Contact Employers
  • Interviewing Techniques
Learn Job Skills

We help you learn job responsibilities and duties

  • On-the-job Training
  • Establish Coworker Relationships
  • Work Environment Adjustments
Success

Past participants have found success as:

  • Electricians
  • Software & Electrical Engineers
  • Customer Service
  • Lab & Medical Assistants

Are adult workforce services right for you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact one of our service centers nearest you for information on no-cost training, job placement services and other job-hunting resources for you.

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Youth Employment Services

What does Youth Employment Services offer?

Is Youth Services right for you?

Can you answer yes to any of the following questions?

  • Are you between the ages of 16 and 24?
  • Having trouble finding a job?
  • Unsure what employers are looking for?
  • Do you need help researching schools and training opportunities?
  • Do you need help writing a resume and practicing interview skills?
  • Are you ready to show employers you are hard working?
  • Are you ready to make the commitment to succeed?
Are you eligible?

If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, and you have any of the following barriers to employment:

  • Dropped out of high school
  • Have a disability
  • Homeless or ran away from home
  • In foster care or aged out a system
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Trouble with the law
  • English is your second language
  • Trouble reading or writing

What are the next steps?

The first step in the application process is to contact your local Youth Employment Counselor. They will guide you through the application process and determine eligibility. The application process typically takes 2-4 weeks and involves a series of meetings that cover:

Participants in the Youth Workforce Solutions program will not be discriminated against based on race, creed, color, disability, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliations, or beliefs.
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Business Services

The right match for employers to Employees

Workforce Solutions staff will work with employers, like you, looking to expand their workforce in Maine’s six coastal counties - Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and York. Our job training and staffing services help you find screened, qualified and reliable candidates to fulfill employment needs.

We work to ensure a strong, solid match between you and potential employees - who are reliable, well-supported and qualified.

We then stay in touch through on-the-job training, job coaching, one-on-one counseling and other support services to ensure employment success.

Our Workforce Solutions staff are committed to strengthening your workforce, while helping individuals find stability and independence through employment. We use labor market information to help individuals choose career pathways in high demand and growing industries.

Our revenue goes back into the local northern New England community to support critical programs and services.

Business Support

We are a risk free method of trying out an employee before you extend an offer.

  • Match productive workers to employment needs.
  • Sector Expertise: health care, manufacturing, information technology, transportation/logistics, and banking/financial services.
  • We offer short- and long-term staffing solutions.
  • Reduced recruitment and training expenses.
  • Partnership with a proven staffing services solution.
Bottom Line

We work with you to match workers with your employment needs, saving time and money.

  • For those who qualify, we provide paid training and development opportunities for current employees and reimbursements to help you compensate for the costs associated with training newly hired employees.
  • We remain at your side before, during and after you have hired a candidate.
  • Increased employee job satisfaction and lowering rates of absenteeism and turnover

Let’s Get to Work

Consider Workforce Solutions an extension of your Human Resources department. We will take the time to understand your needs so we can locate the applicant who will help improve your bottom line by providing excellent performance.

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Locations

Serving Maine's Coastal Counties

Service Area Address Adult / Business Youth
Belfast 147 Waldo Ave, Ste 101A Belfast, ME 04915 207-930-7047 207-930-7047
Brunswick 275 Bath Rd Brunswick, ME 04011 207-373-4000 207-373-3929
Portland One-Stop Center 190 Lancaster St, Ste 200 Portland, ME 04101 207-775-5891 207-775-5891
Rockland 91 Camden St, Ste 201 Rockland, ME 04841 207-930-7047 207-930-7047

Testimonials

Youth Testimonials

“I was having difficulty finding employment on my own, so I came to Youth Employment Services to discuss my barriers. Since then I have succeeded in securing employment and learning new office skills.”

- Meaghan, Participant

“The work experience at Youth Employment Services provided me with the skills I need to be in a professional setting and gave me the confidence to pursue my education. I’m on my way to being a medical assistant.”

- Alicia, Participant

“At Youth Employment Services I found out about jobs. I found out that I could go to school and work at the same time. This is where I learned how to prepare for the real world. It is a great program to find an opportunity.”

- Ababa, Participant

“Youth Employment Services is a great experience for anyone who either does not know what they want for a career or does not know quite how to get there.”

- Nathan, Participant

Employer Testimonials

"It has been a pleasure to work with Workforce Solutions staff and to be part of the wonderful opportunities they provide for York County. Working with their employment counselors and watching their commitment and understanding of the needs of York Country is truly a joy. They work tirelessly to help job seekers as well as businesses achieve their goals. They have a way of making you want to help and participate in ways you never thought you were capable of and all the while enjoying the process."

- Dianne Seavey, GWI
Proud Partner of the American Job Center network