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Maine health centers will share $963K in fed grants

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The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded 18 community health centers across Maine a total of $963,623 in federal funding to boost offered health care services and operational...

Report: Immigrants key to addressing Maine's workforce woes

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A new report from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Development Foundation says that attracting immigrants to the state is necessary to deal with Maine's workforce, which is projected...

'Market demands' lead to 31 layoffs at Mercy

As part of a large consolidation effort, the Portland-based Mercy Hospital announced the layoffs of 31 employees on Tuesday.

New Maine wellness programs encourage work-life balance

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Stand-up desks, lunch 'n learn sessions, groomed hiking trails, yoga classes and employee cruiser bikes: Workplace wellness programs are prospering in Maine and growing in popularity.

Coastal Healthcare Alliance announces leadership change

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Coastal Healthcare Alliance announced the retirement of its president and CEO, Mark Biscone, and said he’ll be succeeded by Mark Fourre, who is chief medical officer at LincolnHealth in...

Xerox will close Lewiston call center, eliminating 142 jobs

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The closing of a Xerox call center in Lewiston will lead to the layoff of 142 employees by the end of October.

Politics & Co.: OSHA fines to skyrocket under new U.S. Department of Labor rule

James McCarthy |

A new U.S. Department of Labor rule that took effect on Aug. 1 imposes dramatically higher penalties upon employers cited by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for workplace...

Cross Financial appoints new treasurer, vice president

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The New England-based independent insurance provider Cross Insurance said it has hired Christopher Hersey as vice president and treasurer of its subsidiary, Cross Financial Corp.

EMHS laying off 35 employees

As part of its effort to reduce operating costs in its information systems department, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems will be laying off 35 employees within the department at the end of August.

Mercy Hospital offers early retirement buyouts

As part of an effort to cut expenses as it plans to consolidate operations at its Portland-based Fore River location, Mercy Hospital has offered early retirement buyouts to 99 employees.