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New study puts Maine in bottom tier of states in which to grow old

James McCarthy |

Maine ranks as the 11th worst state in which to grow old, according to a new report which examined a variety of financial, health care and quality of life categories.

Portland call center plans to fill 120 jobs


Charter Communications Inc. plans interviews throughout the day Tuesday to fill 120 newly created customer service jobs at its Portland call center.

Women to Watch: Nancy Strojny, SCORE — Portland chapter

Maureen Milliken |

Nancy Strojny navigated the waters of mega corporation Procter & Gamble for 30 years in an era when few women dared. Then she changed careers to work in distribution and merchandizing...

State seeks nominations for 'senior-friendly employer' awards


The Maine Workforce Board’s Older Worker Committee is seeking nominations for its "2017 best employers for workers over the age of 50" recognition program.

Hire-A-Vet campaign seeks school bus drivers

The state’s Department of Education and Department of Labor have joined forces to recruit veterans to fill the shortage of bus drivers, mechanics and diesel engine specialists throughout the...

Portland rolls out new business center for immigrant entrepreneurs

Renee Cordes |

As of this week, immigrant entrepreneurs in Portland have a modern workspace and business incubator at their disposal downtown.

Wouldn't a standard process for innovation hurt creativity?

Terry Johnson of Practical Decisions |

Q: Innovation is supposed to be really creative, so wouldn't it hurt the creativity to set up a standard process for it?

Breen's equal pay bill dies after Senate upholds veto


The Maine Senate on Thursday voted to uphold Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill to fight the gender wage gap by requiring employers to pay fair, market-based wages regardless of their workers'...

Just in time for peak season, Maine to get 15,000 workers


Homeland Security authorized 15,000 H2B visas, allowing foreign workers to legally work in Maine.

Two Maine cancer centers to merge under Dempsey name


South Portland's Cancer Community Center and Lewiston's Dempsey Center said Monday they've agreed to develop a merger agreement over the next several months.