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Vets First Choice names top execs for finance, HR

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Vets First Choice, the Portland-based animal pharmacy services company merging with the animal health business of Henry Schein Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), has named a new chief financial officer and a chief...

2018 Hire-A-Vet Campaign going strong at halfway point

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More than 175 employers have joined 2018's Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign through the halfway point, with 62 reported hires by the end of October. The campaign's goal is for at least 100 employers to hire...

Bowdoin College recruiting veterans to increase diversity

Bowdoin College in Brunswick is actively recruiting former U.S. armed service personnel to join the ranks of its 1,800 students.

UMaine System’s 'early college' programming for high school students surges 23%

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Nearly 2,800 students from approximately 100 different Maine high schools are earning low- or no-cost college credits and preparing for a Maine career with early college courses through the...

No. 1 issue for Maine's trucking industry? A serious shortage of drivers

Laurie Schreiber |

Maine's trucking industry is booming, helped by a strong economy and industries with an increased need for trucking services. But there's one serious impediment to trucking's continued growth —...

Maine Tourism Association to create staffing service for members

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The Maine Tourism Association announced today that it will develop a staffing service that will recruit workers from other states, as well as help seasonal businesses form partnerships to share...

Maine makes progress on addressing 'nursing cliff,' but significant shortfall remains

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The Maine Nursing Action Coalition announced today that efforts to boost the number of nursing graduates statewide are paying off and have reduced the projected shortage of RNs in Maine from 3,200 to...

Boots2Roots will hold benefit auction

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Boots2Roots, a Maine nonprofit that helps veterans make the transition to the civilian workforce, will hold a benefit auction and reception on Thursday.

Tuna tournament in its final year nets $287K for community college students

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The Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament ended its 21-year run as New England’s top cash prize tuna event by raising $287,000 in support of scholarship for Maine community college students.

Maine Law student coauthors financial guide for veterans

Renee Cordes |

The Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection has produced an easy-to-use practical guide on financial resources available to veterans.