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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...

Temperament assessments a good tool for building team effectiveness

Bill Stone of Promising Futures |

How do you build good teams? Temperament assessments, such as the MBTI, the Personality Style Indicator or the DISC, provide a profile that is one of the best predictors of work success and a key to...

Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign at midway point of hiring push


Halfway through the 2017 Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign, more than 120 employers have joined the effort and reported 61 hires, the Maine Department of Labor announced on Monday.

Pro Search now owned by its employees


Pro Search Inc., a Portland-based company that provides recruitment and staffing services, is now owned by its 11 employees.

Handling employees who want to work from home.

Arthur Fink |

Q: One of our senior designers wants to work at home but we're worried that would hurt staff morale. How should we handle it?

Lawsuit seeks to prevent LePage from blocking millions in job-training funds


Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., a nonprofit based in Brunswick that oversees workforce development programs such as career centers for six coastal counties in Maine, has filed a federal lawsuit...