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Maine unemployment posts slight uptick in September

Staff |

Maine seasonally adjusted unemployment was 3.3% in September, a slight uptick from 3.2% in August and unchanged from a year ago, according to preliminary data from the Maine Department of Labor...

New Aroostook County initiative aims to attract Puerto Rican families

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Aroostook County’s Northern Maine Growth Initiative, a grassroots collaboration of business, educational, social services and faith-based groups, has been working on plans to attract more...

USM corporate partners panel to explore ‘Why diversity is good for business’

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The University of Southern Maine’s Corporate Partners faculty chairman Richard Bilodeau will lead a panel discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 16, exploring the opportunities and challenges of creating...

Best Places to Work in Maine: And the winners are ...

Maureen Milliken |

Three companies, two of them repeat winners, topped a field of 75 finalists to be named “Best Place to Work in Maine” at an awards ceremony Tuesday night at the Augusta Civic Center.

Next 2018: Alain Nahimana, a tireless advocate for state's newest residents

William Hall |

Alain J. Nahimana , who was born in Burundi, is executive director of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, which is creating economic, social and civic opportunities for New Mainers.

Here's how to achieve success in hiring a consultant

Bernard J. Mohr of Innovation Partners International |

Consultants are expensive. These tips provide a solid foundation on getting a good return on your investment.

Career fairs to help employers find the employees they need

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Maine Department of Labor's network of 12 CareerCenters have scheduled a number of hiring events through November at venues across the state. The goal: Connect hundreds of employers seeking to fill...

Here's one thing you can do to make more sales and improve your business

Gerard Bianco, Storyteller Marketing |

Q: What's one thing I can do to make more sales and improve my business?

Labor shortage hits Maine farms

A shortage of farmhands is making it tough for farmers to get their crops harvested.

Immigrants contribute $1.2B to Portland area economy, study shows

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Immigrants in the Portland metropolitan area contributed $1.2 billion to the area's economy in 2016, according to a report released on Friday.