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USM and SMCC launch program to address shortage of engineers in Maine

The University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College signed a series of agreements on April 24 designed to boost the numbers of qualified engineers entering the Maine workforce.

Aroostook lawmaker proposes incentives for rural doctors and dentists

State Sen. Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, presented a bill Monday aimed at recruiting and retaining primary health care providers and dentists in rural and medically under-served regions of Maine.

Trump administration seeking more time on overtime lawsuit


The Trump administration is seeking a delay until June 30 in filing a legal brief in the lawsuit over new overtime rules initiated by the Obama administration that were originally supposed to take...

Adapting your company to the demands of a millennial workforce

Sarah Davis |

Successful businesses in Maine and around the country are seeking out bright young minds who can bring innovative ideas and fill the labor void left by retiring baby boomers. In 2015, Pew Research...

How to: Count steps and create a healthier, happier workplace

Andrew Silsby |

Keeping track of exercise and activity levels using fitness trackers has become immensely popular over the last few years. Harnessing this popularity in the workplace has benefits that...

New challenges for HR professional

As if Maine businesses didn't already have their hands full trying to find employees, along come some new challenges.

How to: Manage passionate and emotional employees

Nancy Marshall |

When I was in my 20s, fresh out of Colby College, I was even more full of ideas and energy than I am now. I came to work every day brimming with new ideas on how to make things better,...

On the record: Michael Bourque on navigating new workplace challenges

Maureen Milliken |

Michael Bourque, senior vice president of external affairs at the Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Co., better known as MEMIC, is busy navigating changes in laws,...

Marijuana legalization and opioid crisis put employers on high alert

Maureen Milliken |

A combination of the opioid crisis and changes in Maine's marijuana laws are a major reason more Maine employers than ever are drug testing.

Corporate teams blend work and (hopefully) fun

Laurie Schreiber |

As corporate challenges become more widespread, there's a another key factor that goes with the charitable giving: team building.