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  • Newsworthy people and performances for June 26, 2023

    A roundup of new hires, promotions and achievements from businesses and nonprofits throughout Maine.

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    There are very few jobs available right now that don’t require some level of education or training. We hear it all the time at Mainebiz, but employers of all kinds are struggling to find workers.At the front end, employers are offering higher wages or salaries, signing bonuses and incentives like flex time or hybrid work. But to be ready to move into those positions, potential employees need education and/or training.

Today's Poll

Has the growth of remote work in recent years hurt the ability of your business to innovate?
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Since the start of the pandemic, employees have come to expect hybrid schedules that allow them to work remotely.

Many employers, however, have pushed for a return to traditional, pre-COVID offices and workspaces.

Tension about where workers do their work heated up on Friday when the CEO of Nike, John Donahoe, blamed remote work for the company's recent lack of product innovation.

"It’s really hard to do bold, disruptive innovation, to develop a boldly disruptive shoe, on Zoom,” he said in an interview with CNBC.

The sportswear and sneaker giant has come under fire in the past couple of years for falling behind on innovation and losing market share.