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Press Release: Live and Work in Maine Announces Partnership with Creative Portland

Announcing Strategic Partnership with Creative Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (March 24, 2016) —Live and Work in Maine (www.liveandworkinmaine.com), an initiative designed to help job seekers engage with Maine’s employment community, has entered into a strategic partnership with Creative Portland.

“There is synergy in our mission to connect employers from all over the state with a skilled workforce to Creative Portland’s goals to grow and sustain Portland’s creative industries, enterprises and workforce,” said Ed McKersie, President of Pro Search, Inc. and Founder of Live and Work in Maine. “We see this partnership as a great way to promote each other’s efforts in Portland while Live and Work in Maine maintains and grows our brand throughout the state and beyond.”

Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of Creative Portland and Liveworkportland.org, added, “Live and Work in Maine is filling a much needed effort to market Maine as a career destination. Their mission and marketing efforts will generate a great pipeline of folks who are interested in learning more about Maine and specifically Portland.” Hutchins added, “Creative Portland can then step in and help people make the right connections for a smooth transition to live and work in our great city.”

The robust website, liveandworkinmaine.com, features profiles from companies of all sizes and industries located throughout the state; testimonials from professionals who have relocated to Maine; details on internships and first career options for college students and new graduates; and information on Maine’s eight regions. The result is a searchable employment market that showcases the depth and diversity of career options available in Maine.

About LiveandWorkinMaine.com

LiveandWorkinMaine.com’s mission is to show the world that when it comes to quality of life and career opportunities, you can have the best of both worlds by choosing to live and work in Maine. The site, just launched in November, is a robust resource for job seekers which enables searching for future employers by geography and lifestyle. Via the nearly 200 employer profiles created already, job seekers can learn more about specific job opportunities, send resumes directly to employers, and find more information about the culture and mission of the employer organization. The site also includes testimonials from professionals who have relocated to Maine, details on internships and first career options for college students and new graduates, and information on the lifestyle offered by each of Maine’s eight geographic regions.

About Creative Portland

Creative Portland is a nonprofit organization that leverages, grows, and sustains Portland’s creative industries, enterprises, and workforce. As the City’s official local arts agency, the organization also supports the creative community that is central to Portland’s identity, economy, and community. In 2010, highlighting the critical need for a skilled workforce to sustain a prosperous economy, founding president Andy Graham, Chief Innovation Officer at DesignTex/Steelcase called on Portland to adopt a goal of attracting 10,000 creative people, who value arts and culture, in 10 years. Find Creative Portland and LiveWork Portland at liveworkportland.org.

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