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How to: Comply with Department of Labor's 7 rules for internships

Dawn Harmon |

Internships: To pay or not to pay? As summer approaches, employers across the state will begin to receive resumes from students seeking practical work experience through internships.

Five essential steps that result in effective meetings

John Shorb, The Delphi Group Inc. |

Q: Why are meetings not resulting in decisions and follow-through actions despite having clear agendas?

Equal Pay Day: Maine women earn 84 cents for every $1 paid to men

Staff |

A state-by-state analysis released for Equal Pay Day on Tuesday reveals that a woman employed full time in Maine is typically paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to a man — a yearly pay...

Here’s your chance to be named a ‘Best Place to Work’

Staff |

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 “Best Places to Work in Maine” program recognizing employers that have established and consistently fostered outstanding conditions in...

WalletHub puts Maine at seventh best in financial literacy

Staff |

When it comes to financial literacy, Maine is No. 7 in the country, according to a WalletHub survey of 50 states and the District of Columbia released this week.

A sea change is happening in opportunities for women in Maine's banking industry

Renee Cordes |

Pat Weigel broke the banking industry's glass ceiling in Maine when she became Norway Savings Bank's first female president and CEO in 2001. Since then, an increasing number of women are moving into...

Building a diverse workforce adds value to your company — here's how to begin

Susan M. Gallant of SM Gallant |

Q: We know that having a diverse workforce adds value, but where do we start? We live in Maine and there's just not a lot of diversity.

How To: Stop the exodus of promising young leaders from Maine?

Jim Bouchard |

The most honest answer I can give you on how to stop the flow of young people out of Maine is you can't. Young people by nature have more of a yearning for adventure. They want to get out...

Maine unemployment at lowest level in more than 42 years


The last time unemployment was this low, Gerald Ford was the president, gas cost 59 cents a gallon and the No. 1 song was Paul Simon's “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”

Portland P.D. hires recruitment officer to combat staffing shortages


In a move that’s intended to boost its ongoing recruitment efforts, the Portland Police Department has assigned Officer Kate Phelan to be its new recruitment officer.