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Aging Mainers aren’t alone in working longer

Maine’s aging workforce can be viewed a selling point or a drawback, depending on the perspective.

UMaine at Presque Isle students map with drones

Drone technology for practical application is getting a boost at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where students and professors in the geographic information systems program deployed two DJI...

Report details Island Institute's 2016 impact on islands and coast

James McCarthy |

The Rockland-based nonprofit reported operating revenue of $5.47 million and almost $5.4 million in operating expenses, which included $883,179 being spent on community development and $1 million on...

Portland: New office seeks to connect immigrants with employers

The City of Portland is considering opening a new office aimed at helping immigrants, minorities and other economically hard-pressed residents connect with businesses and service providers.

EMCC launches human services degree program to meet employer demand

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Eastern Maine Community College plans to launch a new associate degree program in human services in January 2017, which the Bangor-based college says will meet a growing demand from employers within...

UMaine System's $150M graduate center plan addresses need for high-skill workers

James McCarthy |

Eliot Cutler, CEO of the Maine Center for Professional Graduate Studies, says the ambitious $150 million proposal to create a new graduate center for business, law and public policy is based on two...

Portland nonprofit Spurwink lands $20M education grant

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Spurwink, a Portland-based nonprofit that provides behavioral health and educational services for children, adults and families, has won a five-year, $20 million U.S. Department of Education grant...

Election Day in Maine has come and gone. Here's where the results stand

Maine voters took to the polls this week to make their voices heard on a number of ballot measures that impact the state's business community, including the legalization of recreational marijuana,...

Husson, local businesses partner for workforce development

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Husson University and a number of local employers have entered into partnerships that will provide a boost to workforce development through targeted education programs at the school.

UMaine System: Boost in out-of-state enrollment is good news for employers

University of Maine System officials say that the 1.6% increase in enrollment over last fall’s semester is a clear sign that its efforts to attract out-of-state students and its early college...