Maine Department of Labor

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Name: Maine Department of Labor
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As Unemployment Drops Again, House Republicans Tout Reforms

House Republicans on Friday praised news from the Maine Department of Labor that Maine's unemployment rate has dropped below six percent for the first time since September 2008, to 5.9 percent in March. "We have a long way to go, but the repeated drop ... [Published Insurance News Net - 1 hour ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Maine unemployment falls to 5.9 percent in March

Maine officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in March.The state Department of Labor reported Friday that the unemployment figure fell from 6.1 percent last month and 6.8 percent a year ago.New Data: Maine unemployment by coun ... [Published WMTW - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Report warns of serious health care worker shortage

A report released Tuesday by the Maine Department of Labor concludes that the state could face a serious shortage of health care professionals in dentistry and psychology in the coming decades due to an aging workforce in those sectors.The 2014 Health ... [Published Mainebiz - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Report: Steps needed to prevent future shortage of healthcare professionals in Maine

1:18 PMDepartment of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information report suggests boosting state medical school enrollment and recruiting more healthcare workers from outside Maine.By J. Craig Anderson canderson@pressherald.comStaff WriterMaine ... [Published Waterville Morning Sentinel - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Democrats kill 'Open for Business Zones' bill proposed by LePage

AUGUSTA — Democrats successfully completed their turn-back of Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to create “Open for Business Zones” at two former military bases in Maine with a mostly party-line vote Monday in the House of Representatives.The 91-55 vote Monday ... [Published Sun-Journal - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Calais Area Job Fair April 17

Back to current news. April 1, 2014LaborFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2014Contact: Nicole Jamison, Washington County CareerCenters, 454-7551; Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 621-5009More than 25 employers will be hiringCALAIS—The 2014 ... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Center for Workforce Research and Information Publishes Healthcare Workforce Report

Back to current news. April 14, 2014LaborFor Immediate Release: April 14, 2014Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Maine Department of Labor, 207-621-5009Examines employment and projected workforce need for Maine’s largest industry sectorAUGUSTA—The Center for ... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Senate rejects governor’s ‘open for business zones’ bill

| last updated April 14, 2014 11:07 amGov. Paul LePage's proposal to offer major incentives for large corporations to bring jobs to two former military bases in Maine was rejected by Senate Democrats on April 11, leading the governor to react by blaming ... [Published Mainebiz - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Webpage focuses on Mainers with disabilities

The Maine Department of Labor says it was developed in response to concerns there is not enough state-specific information. ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Maine Department of Labor Launches Data Dashboard on Maine Workers with Disabilities

Maine Department of Labor Launches Data Dashboard on Maine Workers with Disabilities ... [Published Noodls - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Maine Department of Labor Update for Employers Now Posted

April 1, 2014The March edition of the Maine Department of Labor's Update for Employers is available here: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEDOL/bulletins/aa15fd .This edition covers:Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State Sunset of Additional ... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 2 reports

Maine Department of Labor and DHHS Collaborate on Welfare-to-Work Initiative

April 1, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2014Contact: John Martins, DHHS, 287-5012; Julie Rabinowitz, Department of Labor, 207-621-5009Joint effort provides ASPIRE program participants with training needed for successful employmentAUGUSTA— Maine’s ... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 01 2014]

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...9 percent in March. "We have a long way to go, but the repeated drop in Maine's unemployment rate is a sign that Republican reforms are working for Maine's economy."
...— optometry, dietetics and nutrition, psychology, dentistry — approximately one out of three," according to the report's executive summary. "Overall, job opportunities due to replacement needs are expected to exceed those resulting from growth."
...Paul R LePage, according to the press release. "The Department of Labor is coordinating or participating in 13 job fairs between now and June, and more are in development. Now is a great time to get a job in Maine."
"Just trying to learn a little bit more about money management and how to grocery shop better and find a way to maybe live on a lesser income than I'm used to."

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As Unemployment Drops Again, House Republicans ... [Published Insurance News Net - 1 hour ago]
Maine unemployment falls to 5.9 percent in March [Published WMTW - 13 hours ago]
Maine's Job Bank Surpasses 7,500 Real, Local Jobs [Published Maine.gov - Apr 16 2014]
Report warns of serious health care worker shor... [Published Mainebiz - Apr 16 2014]
Report: Steps needed to prevent future shortage... [Published Waterville Morning Sentinel - Apr 15 2014]
Democrats kill 'Open for Business Zones' bill p... [Published Sun-Journal - Apr 14 2014]
Calais Area Job Fair April 17 [Published Maine.gov - Apr 14 2014]
Center for Workforce Research and Information P... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 14 2014]
Senate rejects governor’s ‘open for business zo... [Published Mainebiz - Apr 14 2014]
Webpage focuses on Mainers with disabilities [Published Portland Press Herald - Apr 14 2014]
LePage’s ‘open for business zones’ bill rejecte... [Published Bangor Daily News - Apr 12 2014]
Maine Department of Labor Launches Data Dashboa... [Published Noodls - Apr 10 2014]
Presque Isle Area Job Fair on April 9 [Published Maine.gov - Apr 07 2014]
More Than 7,100 Real Jobs on Maine’s Job Bank [Published Maine.gov - Apr 07 2014]
Datebook [Published Portland Press Herald - Apr 06 2014]
Job Fair to be held at CMCC [Published Sun-Journal - Apr 04 2014]
Androscoggin County Job Fair in Auburn on April 4 [Published Maine.gov - Apr 02 2014]
Maine Department of Labor Update for Employers ... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 02 2014]
Maine Department of Labor and DHHS Collaborate ... [Published Maine.gov - Apr 01 2014]
Maine Department of Labor and DHHS Collaborate ... [Published Noodls - Apr 01 2014]
Construction starting on South Portland buildin... [Published Portland Press Herald - Apr 01 2014]
Lewiston CareerCenter lists April workshops [Published Sun-Journal - Apr 01 2014]
Unemployment continues drop from five-year low [Published Mainebiz - Mar 31 2014]
Datebook [Published Portland Press Herald - Mar 30 2014]
Maine Job Bank adds 1,000 positions since begin... [Published St. John Valley Times - Mar 29 2014]
Maine Unemployment Rate 6.1 Percent in February [Published Insurance News Net - Mar 29 2014]
Maine unemployment drops again to 6.1 percent [Published Investor's Business Daily - Mar 28 2014]
Maine committee reviews bills aimed at welfare ... [Published Sun-Journal - Mar 25 2014]
York County Job Fair in Springvale on March 28 [Published Maine.gov - Mar 25 2014]
Machias Area Job Fair March 27 [Published Maine.gov - Mar 25 2014]
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