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Updated: May 8, 2023 2023 Work for ME

Maine Department of Labor

Maine’s job seekers have plenty of options

Courtesy / Maine Department of Labor
Laura Fortman

Congratulations! You’re getting ready to move into the next chapter of your life. It is a great time to be joining the world of work — job seekers have a lot of options, and employers are eager to connect with you! Maybe you aren’t sure what your next step is — that’s okay! Whether it be training, school, or a career, the Maine CareerCenters are here to help.

There are many great opportunities and occupations profiled in this magazine. Please read more about them on the following pages — it may help you get a better idea of a field that you are interested in. There are thousands of job openings in a wide range of industries listed on the Maine JobLink, as well as internships, externships, and apprenticeships:

At the Maine Department of Labor, CareerCenter staff can provide customized services to help you find a job that interests you and help you get the skills you need to be successful. All services are available both online and in-person, with locations across the state. You can get help with career exploration, résumé development, interview tips and practice, or connecting with training, workshops, and other opportunities to help you reach your career goals. And if you are under 16 and looking to join the workforce in the near future, look at our website for how to submit a work permit application, and information on your rights as a minor in the workplace:

Please visit the CareerCenter website, There are many resources available online, and you can live-chat with one of our staff. You can also call (207)-623-7981 or email for more information on workshops, job fairs, and other opportunities you may be interested in. We look forward to working with you!


— Laura Fortman
Maine Department of Labor