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Mills rejects LePage's work requirements for Medicaid recipients, outlines new policy

Staff |

Gov. Janet Mills told the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday she is rejecting work requirements for Medicaid recipients sought by former Gov. Paul LePage and approved by the...

Live + Work in Maine steps up effort to promote state’s employment brand

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Live + Work in Maine, a private-sector initiative, is poised to accelerate its efforts to promote the Maine employment brand to the national talent market.

Workforce issues take center stage at Mainebiz 'Five on the Future' panel

Maureen Milliken |

Finding, recruiting and retaining workers continues to top the list of concerns across Maine industries, panelists agreed at Tuesday’s Mainebiz “Five on the Future” program in...

WalletHub survey finds Maine is 23rd best state to retire, Florida No. 1

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A new WalletHub survey listed Maine as the 23rd best state in which to retire, as a strong showing in quality of life was overshadowed by lower marks in terms of affordability.

Proposed federal overtime rule goes to the White House for review

James McCarthy |

The U.S. Department of Labor has delivered a new overtime rule to the White House's Office of Budget and Management for review, according to HR Dive, which reported on Friday that the proposal would...

Construction staffing: Placement firm sees great potential for state in unlikely employee pool

William Hall |

Margo Walsh knows a thing or two about turnarounds. In 2010, she launched her industrial staffing company, MaineWorks, and focused on a seemingly unlikely employee pool — people...

Accounting: Tight labor market among challenges ahead

Peter Van Allen |

CPA Pete Dufour, founder of Dufour Tax Group LLC, is an advisor to hundreds of business clients.

New year brings new resolutions for business leaders

Renee Cordes |

With the new year upon us, Mainebiz asked business and nonprofit leaders about their business resolutions for 2019, including hiring and growth plans. Here in no particular order is our...

Fast-growing mental health services provider expects to add 150 jobs

Renee Cordes |

Three years after launching Black Bear Support Services LLC in Lewiston, Laura Catevenis has big plans for the fast-growing mental health services startup this year.

Minimum wage increase seen boosting pay for 143,000 Mainers this year

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The $1-an-hour increase in the state's minimum wage that took effect on Jan. 1 will boost pay for 143,000 Mainers in 2019, according to the Maine Center for Economic Policy.