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Maine unemployment dips slightly in December

Maine's unemployment rate in December was 5.5%, down from 5.7% the previous month and nearly 1% less than it was a year ago.The...

Bowdoin College names new president

Bowdoin College has named a Harvard Business School faculty member as its next president, taking over the mantle from departing leader Barry Mills.

Maine community colleges name interim leader

The Maine Community College System board of trustees has named its general counsel as the interim president, more than week after longtime leader John Fitzsimmons...

Labor pains: Greater Portland companies find creative solutions to attract talent

Jennifer Van Allen |

Ask any local business leader to name his or her No. 1 challenge and, whether you're talking to a high-tech exec or an excavator, you're likely to get the same response: lack of labor.

Education and diversity key to growth in Maine

Peter Van Allen |

Education and diversity in Maine are hot topics now.

UMaine law school names new dean

Dylan Martin |

The University of Maine School of Law has named professor Danielle Conway as its new dean, making her the first African-American to lead Maine’s only law school.

Maine community colleges president resigns

John Fitzsimmons, president of the Maine Community College System, announced his resignation on Wednesday in the face of mounting pressure from Gov. Paul LePage.

Lewiston, Bangor beauty schools abruptly close

Mr. Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion’s campuses in Lewiston and Bangor abruptly closed on Monday, leaving students wondering how they will complete their...

Eastern Maine seventh fastest-growing community college in U.S.

In its annual publication of fastest-growing community colleges, 

Maine employers see larger 'skills gap,' report says

A new report on the so-called "skills gap" in Maine’s workforce found that employers see it as a larger issue than the state’s higher education...