2nd Annual Agricultural Career Fair to be held on January 9th at Ag Trades Show
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, in collaboration with the Maine Department of Labor (DOL), are pleased to announce the return of the Agricultural Career Fair, to be held at the Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta, ME. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 9th, from 9:00am-Noon. DOL and their workforce staff will be available to meet with employers and job seekers, provide one-on-one consultations, training resources and information about the Maine-at-Work Initiative (MAW), and answer questions in regards to career development and building a stronger agricultural labor force. There will also be representatives from the Maine Migrant Worker Program, New England High School Equivalency Program, Local Veterans Employment Representative, and Maine agricultural businesses and organizations.
Later that day, join representatives from the Maine Migrant Education Program, New England High School Equivalency Program and National Farmworker Jobs Program to learn more about eligibility, services and how their programs benefit farmers and farmworkers alike. They will host a panel discussion in the demonstration area, at 4:00pm, about their programming efforts and answer questions from attendees. To learn more about these and other programs through the Maine Department of Labor, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/labor/.
Employers and job seekers are encouraged to bring their job application materials, such as resumes and cover letters, to the Career Fair. While not required, please feel free to email Ashley Sears at: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in signing up to attend the Career Fair and to be informed of any event updates. Otherwise, please plan to attend and sign in when you arrive at the event.
Farm Labor Link Network
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is charged with maintaining an agricultural jobs network linking farms and facilities processing agricultural products grown in the State with available workers who wish to work on a farm or in a local food industry. Whether you are an employer or someone interested in pursuing the rewarding work of farm and food productions, this can be a first step towards meeting your informational needs. More information about the Farm Labor Link Network will be made available at the Trades Show, both at the Career Fair and the Maine DACF information booth.
Visit: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/farmlabor/ to learn more about the Farm Labor Link Network.
Photo courtesy of: Gordon Kenyon