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Portland treatment center closing due to funding caps, low state reimbursement

Staff |

Serenity House, a 16-bed residential treatment center in Portland, ended its program Friday due to fiscal challenges that it says include insufficient state reimbursements.

Olympian Julia Clukey's career coaching business taps her experiences to empower girls, women

Maureen Milliken |

Augusta native and Olympian Julia Clukey, a senior recruiter for WEX Inc. and the founder of summer camps for girls, recently started a career/confidence coaching business for female professionals.

From #MeToo to #MaineCanDo: Eradicating workplace harassment

Betsy Peters |

The fundamental question for Maine business leaders is this: How can we create model workplaces and business cultures that ensure productive, competitive, equitable and respectful environments in...

Maine Senate OKs 'Hire American’ tax credit

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The Maine Senate voted Wednesday night to enact legislation to establish a “Hire American” tax credit for businesses to prioritize the hiring of Maine residents for Maine jobs.

State’s updated unemployment-tax system set to launch in November

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The Maine Department of Labor plans to begin the second phase of its modernized replacement system for Maine’s unemployment insurance program — which is called ReEmployME — with the...

Tips on how to get employees to finish their assignments on time

Jim Milliken, project management consultant |

Q: How can we get our people to finish assignments and other tasks on time? They make promises and set completion dates, but we have a very bad record for on-time...

How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

Sterling Kozlowski |

Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned. When asked who will take over the family business when the current owner retires, 88% of owners believe their children or family...

Second-round worker visas seen as a ‘Band aid’ by tourism businesses

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A second round of H-2B visas was made available by the Department of Homeland Security on May 31.

Know an outstanding woman business leader? Nominate her for 2018 Mainebiz Women to Watch award

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What women trailblazers, corporate leaders, role models and mentors should be honored among the 2018 Mainebiz Women to Watch? Nominations are officially open until June 30 for the awards, which will...

U.S. Labor Secretary tours Cianbro, Penobscot Job Corps training centers

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in tours of the Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor and Cianbro Corp.’s job-training facility in Pittsfield on...