Maine Department of Labor

Type: Organization
Name: Maine Department of Labor
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Maine’s jobless rate ticks up for first time in more than two years

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s unemployment rate rose slightly in August, the first month-over-month rise in that rate since May 2012.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics put the percentage of job seekers who can’t find work at 5.6 percent in August, up from ... [Published Bangor Daily News - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Maine unemployment rate increases slightly

Maine's unemployment rate in August was 5.6%, a slight increase from 5.5% in July but 1% less than it was in August 2013.The Maine Department of Labor reported an estimated 39,800 Mainers were unemployed last month, down 9,713 from the beginning of the ... [Published Mainebiz - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Livermore Falls fined for workplace violations; corrective action underway

LIVERMORE FALLS — The state's Bureau of Labor Standards has fined the town $4,200 for dozens of workplace condition violations in departments and at the Public Works Garage, Transfer Station, library, Fire Station, Police Station, Town Office and Treatment ... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Department of Labor Assisting Businesses, Workers Affected at Scarborough Commons

LaborFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009, cell: 207-557-1483Rapid Response will help workers left jobless by fireSCARBOROUGH - The Rapid Response team of the Maine Department of Labor will hold an informational ... [Published Noodls - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Department of Labor Hosting HR Day for Human Resources Professionals on October 2

LaborFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2014 Contact(s): Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 621-5009, [email protected] ; Deb Whitworth, MESHRM, 699-5571, [email protected] Openings for up to 175 attendees will fill up fastAUGUSTA -- The Maine Department ... [Published Noodls - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 2 reports

Maine sheriffs aim to keep inmates from collecting unemployment benefits

Posted Sept. 07, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.AUBURN, Maine — Serving jail time for a drunken-driving arrest or sitting in a cell awaiting trial for drug-dealing, robbery or murder ought to prevent you from receiving unemployment benefits.That was what Androscoggin ... [Published Bangor Daily News - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Department of Labor Offering Workplace Safety Classes in September

September 4, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, 207-621-5009Space is available for the safety classes in Augusta and BangorAUGUSTA—The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is hosting its no-charge safety ... [Published Maine.gov - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 2 reports

Labor Department to Help 30 Garelick Farms Workers in Hermon, Caribou

The Maine Department of Labor is stepping in to help more than two dozen workers at Garelick Farms in Hermon and Caribou.Those milk distribution facilities are scheduled to close soon.Company officials say they will contract with a third party distributor ... [Published WABI TV - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Job Fair in Lewiston on September 8

Back to current news. September 3, 2014LaborMore than 35 employers are expected to be at the job fairFor Immediate Release: September 3, 2014Contact: Mary LaFontaine, 753-9094; Julie Rabinowitz, 621-5009LEWISTON—The Lewiston CareerCenter is hosting a ... [Published Maine.gov - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Participants Selected for Pilot Program in Rural Communities

Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) Grant Program Awards up to $2 million for 2 YearsWASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced selection of five organizations and State and local governments to participate in a new pilot ... [Published Department of Veterans Affairs - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Labor council boss calls for guidance from Washington

LEWISTON — The head of the Western Maine Labor Council on Monday urged workers, businesses and elected officials to work together to focus on jobs.“Labor Day is for the working class Americans and the businesses to get together and get the jobs back in ... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Waldoboro manufacturer sells to Florida company, displaces 22 workers

WALDOBORO, Maine — The Science Source, a manufacturer of science education equipment, was sold earlier this month to a Florida company, displacing 22 employees.Less than three weeks after purchasing The Science Source, the company’s new owner, Science ... [Published Bangor Daily News - Aug 30 2014]

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...season gives job seekers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with companies in need of talented people," said Labor Commissioner Jeanne S Paquette. "No-cost workshops on resume writing and interviewing at the CareerCenters help attendees be ready."
...fire marshal's office, said the insurance company would have to make the final decision about whether the building was "totaled," but said the most "severe fire damage was to the center core. The wings suffered very little heat damage."
...Day is another excellent example of administration's efforts to make Maine's state government more business friendly," said Governor Paul R LePage. "Capital goes where it is welcome and stays where it is appreciated. By inviting employers into the department to meet the staff, get questions answered, and learn about services that can help improve the bottom line and the quality of our workplaces, we are showing our appreciation for Maine's job creators and are doing the right thing for our workers."
"If it's one or two percent, you're looking at a couple of grand a week" said Desjardins, whose jail population has been surging past 150 most days

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Maine’s jobless rate ticks up for first time in... [Published Bangor Daily News - Sep 19 2014]
Maine unemployment rate increases slightly [Published Mainebiz - Sep 19 2014]
Department of Labor Assists the Iris Network to... [Published Maine.gov - Sep 19 2014]
Livermore Falls fined for workplace violations;... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 17 2014]
Fall Job Fairs Scheduled Around the State [Published Maine.gov - Sep 15 2014]
Department of Labor Assisting Businesses, Worke... [Published Noodls - Sep 10 2014]
Electrical fire destroys Scarborough office com... [Published Keep Me Current - Sep 10 2014]
Department of Labor Hosting HR Day for Human Re... [Published Noodls - Sep 09 2014]
Maine sheriffs aim to keep inmates from collect... [Published Bangor Daily News - Sep 07 2014]
Sheriffs aim to keep inmates from collecting un... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 07 2014]
Is Maine more ‘business friendly’ today under G... [Published Bangor Daily News - Sep 06 2014]
Department of Labor Offering Workplace Safety C... [Published Maine.gov - Sep 04 2014]
Labor Department to Help 30 Garelick Farms Work... [Published WABI TV - Sep 04 2014]
Maine Department of Labor to meet with employee... [Published Bangor Daily News - Sep 04 2014]
Job Fair in Lewiston on September 8 [Published Maine.gov - Sep 03 2014]
Participants Selected for Pilot Program in Rura... [Published Department of Veterans Affairs - Sep 02 2014]
Michaud Announces New VA Pilot Program to Help ... [Published Congressman Mike Michaud - Sep 02 2014]
Labor council boss calls for guidance from Wash... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 02 2014]
Fierce loyalty, historic triumph at Market Basket [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 01 2014]
Wilton CareerCenter offers job-search workshops... [Published Sun-Journal - Sep 01 2014]
Waldoboro manufacturer sells to Florida company... [Published Bangor Daily News - Aug 30 2014]
September Workshops at the Skowhegan CareerCenter [Published Maine.gov - Aug 29 2014]
September Programs for Job Seekers at the Machi... [Published Maine.gov - Aug 29 2014]
September Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilto... [Published Maine.gov - Aug 29 2014]
September Programs at the Southern Midcoast Car... [Published Maine.gov - Aug 29 2014]
Maine inmate collected jobless aid from prison [Published Portland Press Herald - Aug 27 2014]
Updated: Maine's top 50 private sector employers [Published WMTW - Aug 20 2014]
State extends deadline on drug-testing rules su... [Published Mainebiz - Aug 19 2014]
Deadline extended: Maine Department of Labor Se... [Published Maine.gov - Aug 18 2014]
Rapid response team heads to Old Town mill for ... [Published Street Sweeper - Aug 18 2014]
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