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National report: Maine women-owned businesses best in two categories

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A new national report looking at growth trends in women-owned firms between 2002 and 2018 puts Maine at the top of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in two categories: The percentage...

State expands scope of jobs suitable for teens

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The Maine Department of Labor announced Monday it has revised rules for minors under the age of 18 in non-agricultural employment.

Three Maine counties post record low July unemployment rates

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Unemployment rates were the lowest on record for July in Franklin (4.0%), Kennebec (3.2%) and Oxford (3.7%) counties and close to the lowest in most other counties, according to the latest report of...

Scared of radical change? Tips on getting out of that rut

Arthur Fink, Arthur Fink Consulting |

Tip No. 1: Change becomes more manageable and less scary when seen in a longer-term context.

USM arts center is not the answer

I have been a reader of Mainebiz for several years and enjoy the publication a great deal. I have a startup business in Scarborough and commute between Manhattan for other income, to...

Here are the companies named 'Best Places to Work in Maine'

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The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management announced today the winners in the 13th annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" program.

Here's how to identify and use 'key performance indicators' to improve your business

Steve Musica, Lean East Process Improvement Coaching and Support |

Key Performance Indicators define success for a process based on what customers value — low cost, high quality and service and flexible terms. The process needs to be safe and profitable in a...

Maine Medical Center's community benefit? $260M in FY 2017

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For the fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2017, Maine Medical Center provided $260.2 million in total community benefit, an increase of more than $24.5 million over the previous fiscal year.

Maine unemployment rate little changed in June at 2.9%

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Maine's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.9% in June, up slightly from 2.8% in May but down from 3.5% a year earlier, according to preliminary data released July 20 by the Maine Department...

Maine's 'designing women' chip away at architecture's glass ceiling

Renee Cordes |

Architecture remains a male-dominated field, but here in Maine, women are breaking through the glass ceiling as leaders and talented up-and-coming architects. Among the pioneers is SMRT Architects...