New programs have been designed in partnership with employers to teach the skills most in demand.
As summer and Maine’s hospitality, construction and other key industries have kicked into high gear, no one needs to be told that our state faces a serious workforce shortage. The evidence is all around us in help-wanted listings, offers of signing bonuses and abbreviated business hours.
The good news is that unemployment in Maine is at an all-time low. The bad news is that too many Maine people are still living in poverty.