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Free workshops for immigrant entrepreneurs scheduled for June

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Immigrants in Maine looking to start a business or seeking help with an existing one are invited to attend four free workshops in Portland next month.

Lincoln Academy sees decline in international enrollment

An expected dip in international enrollment at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle tracks with similar trends seen at other private schools around Maine.

Bernstein Shur introduces 16 weeks of paid parental leave for employees

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Bernstein Shur has adopted an expanded parental leave policy that provides 16 weeks of paid leave to all new parents among its attorneys and staff members regardless of gender.

Hiring minors? No-cost course tells you what you need to know

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Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting a no-cost course in Augusta and Portland to help employers navigate the waters of hiring minors. This seminar covers the basics,...

Help wanted at Maine's parks and historic sites

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Maine's labor shortage is affecting the state's parks and visitor sites.

Georgia investment firm buys Lewiston-based call center company

ITC Capital Partners, a Georgia-based investment company that says on its website it seeks entrepreneurial partnerships that will achieve a minimum long-term return to its shareholders of 20%...

Millenials and money: Financial planners reach out to new generation of investors

Renee Cordes |

While most millennials are still in the phase of creating wealth, their aggregated global net worth is projected to more than double between 2015 and 2020 up to an estimated $24 trillion, according...

Top Maine employers take initiative in helping employees prepare for retirement

Laurie Schreiber |

At IDEXX Laboratories Inc. in Westbrook, there's 95% U.S. employee participation in its 401(k) program. WEX Inc. in South Portland has participation of nearly 80%. Automatic retirement plan...

Outsource accounting functions, or hire a CFO/controller? Some things to consider

Dean Michaud, president of Michaud Accounting Solutions |

Q: My business is growing. What are the advantages of outsourcing my high-level accounting function instead of hiring a CFO or controller?

Regional approach needed to maintain shipyard workforce

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The Seacoast Shipyard Association is seeking to increase partnerships with schools to develop potential workers for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.