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An army of workers: Maine employers tap into veteran talent pool

Renee Cordes |

Scarborough native Tim Smith joined the military right out of high school and now serves in the Army National Guard while managing a fleet of liquid-fuel delivery drivers for Dead River...

Gender disparity: Employers aim for equality, but differences persist

Laurie Schreiber |

Let's say a woman takes a break from her career to take on a different job — having and caring for children. That often means she missed out on advancement opportunities, and...

How To: Implement a successful workplace wellness program

Diane Abramson |

A well-designed workplace wellness program can significantly reduce employer health care costs while increasing employee retention, motivation and morale. Wellness programs have been...

Things to consider before transferring your business to a worker cooperative

Carrie Yardley, Yardley Esq. PLLC |

Q: I own a small business and want to retire in a few years. I would like to see the business continue, and my employees keep their jobs. I keep hearing about...

Female-only co-working space opens in Portland

CoworkHERS, a co-working space for female tenants only, opened its doors in Portland.

Goodwill Job Connection expands to Augusta; 100% of placements still employed


Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has expanded its Job Connection program, which provides both workforce and social support for job seekers, to Augusta.

Municipalities prepare for workforce 'silver tsunami'

As the state faces a workforce shortage due to aging demographics, the Maine Municipal Association is gearing up to provide tools to Maine towns and cities so they can attract younger workers and...

Cumberland, Sagadahoc are lowest unemployment counties

The state’s unemployment rate remains historically low, with the Maine Department of Labor reporting a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.5% for October, which was down slightly from...

State recognizes four businesses as 'senior-friendly employers'


The State Workforce Board's Older Worker Committee recognized four Maine businesses as being 2017's best employers for workers over the age of 50.

How to: Attract great candidates and commit to 'customer-like' communication

Leslie Rothman |

Drawing on data gathered from greater Portland job seekers and clients of Career & Workplace Directions, we've concluded that there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to...