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MaineLife Episode 24 – Certify

Certify is an expense report and expense management solution for small businesses and enterprises. They also offer assistance with booking travel! Their headquarters…

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MaineLife Episode 23 – Hussey Seating Company

Who wouldn't love to work for a family operated business that treats you like one of their own! Hussey Seating Company does business…

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MaineLife Episode 22 – Micucci Grocery & Galli Valet

Galli Valet is a great new parking solution for busy downtown Portland, Maine!

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MaineLife Episode 21 – Main Street Bath

A cozy Maine town that's building itself up to be a destination spot people living or just visiting Maine need to stop!

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MaineLife Episode 20 – The VIA Agency

The VIA Agency is a full-service advertising and marketing agency located in our very own Portland, Maine! VIA encourages creativity to come up…

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MaineLife Episode 19 – Gifford’s Ice Cream

Who doesn't love a cool treat from Gifford's Ice Cream on those warm summer nights in Maine?! It's great to get a behind…

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A Word from the Live & Work In Maine Team!

Saint Joseph’s lands five-year grant to boost STEM scholarships

"This National Science Foundation grant allows us to recruit and graduate some of the best science students from New England and beyond," -Saint…

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One of the world’s most innovative companies sits right in our backyard!

MaineLife Episode 18 – Portland Sea Dogs

Do you need a new and fun adventure for you and the kids? How about just a nice night out with friends? Head…

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Maine Courts Young Natives To Live And Work In Their Home State

Thanks to NPR All Things Considered for featuring us on Thursday’s program - if you missed it on the radio, check it out…

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Come Home to Maine!

MaineLife Episode 17 – Unum

We love to hear a good story of people coming back to their Maine roots and even more so when they find a…

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MaineLife Episode 16 – The Bar Harbor Club

Need a good place to stay while you visit Maine? Want to be on the coast and close to the shops and restaurants…

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MaineLife Episode 15 – Bangor Savings Bank

Interested in getting into Banking? Bangor Savings Bank has offices all around Maine and offers a great environment for it's employees including; a…

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MaineLife Episode 14 – Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)

EMHS (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine. EMHS offers a broad range of health…

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MaineLife Episode 13 – Blaze Partners

Are you looking for help with Brand Strategy, Digital Marketing or Advertising for your business? Look no further than Blaze Partners right here…

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MaineLife Episode 12 – Tilson

Tilson Technologies helps government agencies and large commercial organizations implement big technology projects. Tilson currently has 240 employees, 65 of those employees live…

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MaineLife Episode 11 – Coast of Maine Organic Products, Inc.

Ever wonder where the shells of the delicious Maine lobsters you just ate are going? Chances are they're ending up at Coast of…

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MaineLife Episode 10 – Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds matches patients with top notch doctors and just recently opened a location in Lewiston, Maine! They are working towards expanding their…

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MaineLife Episode 9 – Johnny’s Selected Seeds

  This great Maine based company is 100% Employee Owned! Johnny's Selected Seeds mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one…

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MaineLife Episode 8 – Athenahealth

Maine is fortunate enough to have one of the largest employers stationed in our Mid Coast. Athenahealth currently has 950 employees in their…

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MaineLife Episode 7 – Tyler Technologies Inc.

Did you know that Tyler Technologies, Inc. is the largest company in the United States who creates software for the public sector? Maine…

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MaineLife Episode 6 – MedRhythms

So glad that Brian and Owen decided to bring their business back to Maine! MedRhythms is a neuro-rehab company that works to restore…

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MaineLife Episode 5 – Backyard Farms

If you live in the Northeast, chances are you've seen their tomatoes in your local grocery store! Backyard Farms grows tomatoes all year…

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MaineLife Episode 4 – Hardshore Distilling Co.

Another great episode from our partnership with MaineLife featuring Hardshore Distilling Co.

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MaineLife Episode 3 – Flowfold

Wall Street Journal Cites Live and Work in Maine

The Wall Street Journal cited Live and Work in Maine and the Opportunity Maine Tax Credit in their coverage of Connecticut's efforts to…

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Volunteer with Junior Achievement of Maine!

WCSH6 Video – Maine Employers Recruiting in Boston

WCSH6 (NBC) followed us to Boston...check out their story:    

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Featured in the Press Herald: “Recruiters hop bus to Boston to find new hires”

Employers with open jobs set out to sell Maine’s appeal. BY EDWARD D. MURPHY ~ STAFF WRITER A busload of Maine entrepreneurs and…

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On the Road to Boston: Maine Startup & Create Tour

We're headed to Boston this Thursday, to connect and engage with folks who are looking for ways to grow their career and/or company…

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Featured in Press Herald: Live + Work initiative launches listing service for internships

by Craig Anderson Live + Work in Maine, an initiative to promote employment in the state, has launched an online listing service to…

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In the News: Maine’s Shortage of Young People is an Opportunity

WCSH6 in Portland, ME interviewed Engagement Director Nate Wildes and his fiancé Jamie Pacheco, who runs New Beet Market in Brunswick, Maine, as…

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In the News: Harold Alfond Foundation’s Commitment to Reducing Student Debt

WABI TV5 interviewed us as part of their coverage on the Alfond Leaders Student Debt Reduction Program – it makes a powerful statement by putting real money towards attracting and retaining the kind of talent Maine's economy needs to thrive and grow! Check out the story here: http://wabi.tv/2017/02/21/new-statewide-student-debt-relief-program-unveiled/ Learn more about the program, and how you can apply, here: www.alfondleaders.org

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Employers: Post Your Jobs

Our website has been redesigned to include a job board, to help Maine employers attract, retain and grow talent in Maine. Employers: Start Posting…

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Business Past Preps Maine Audubon Director for Future Success

Andy Beahm may just have the perfect resumé for the position he took last August as deputy director of Maine Audubon. As a…

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Featured on WCSH6: Partnership w/ State to Help Attract New Residents

Watch the Video Here AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is teaming up with a…

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Partnership w/ Maine Gov’t to Boost Workforce Attraction

A New Partnership We're excited to share that we've officially partnered with the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development to accelerate and…

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Goal Exceed: Over 100+ Veterans Hired

We are proud partners in the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign, which seeks to have 100+ Maine employers hire 100+ veterans over a period of…

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Hire-A-Vet Campaign

We are proud partners in the Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign, which seeks to have 100+ Maine employers hire 100+ veterans over a period of…

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The Brick Underground Podcast: Escape NYC and move to … Maine?

The Brick Underground Podcast featured us in their latest episode...take a listen to the full podcast below this excerpt: It's only been a…

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Project>Login Receptions at Maine Colleges/Universities

Live and Work in Maine is pleased to be partnering with Project>Login to provide students at select Maine colleges and universities the opportunity to…

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A Farmers’ Almanac for every visitor…

Our friends and partners at the Maine Turnpike Authority had a busy Labor Day weekend - nearly a MILLION vehicles passed through the Kittery…

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Family is the Heart of Harbor Fish’s Success

Mike Alfiero takes seafood business personally. Ask Mike Alfiero about his business, and the first thing he’ll talk about is the family that…

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Featured in the Press Herald: ‘Work in Maine’ ads use real-life stories to draw interest of talented tourists

BY PENELOPE OVERTON One of the first few Mainers who tourists will lay eyes on this summer is Emma Doud, the smiling face…

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Featured on WhereTraveler: Here’s How You Can Get Paid to Vacation in Maine

BY DUSTIN TURNER ON 07/19/16 With pristine nature, scenic beaches, amazing seafood, quaint New England small towns and beautiful fall foliage, there are…

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Featured on Brick Underground: Will Maine become the new destination of choice for NYC expats?

By Alanna Schubach For New Yorkers planning their escape from the city, there are a few classic alternatives that offer what weary city-dwellers are seeking—whether…

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Featured on WMTW8: Visit for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime

WMTW showcases our Visit for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime Campaign:

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Wayfair Finds its Way to Maine

Paul Drappi and his employer took two roads to a happy Brunswick Landing. Paul Drappi had a lot of boxes to check off…

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The Promise of Place

As seen in Maine Magazine's July 2016 Issue By: Philip Conkling Photography: Fred Field University of Maine at Farmington and President Kate Foster…

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Skippers and Stewards

As seen in Maine Magazine's July 2016 Issue By: Katy Kelleher Photography: Nicole Wolf Under the leadership of the Maine Island Trail Association,…

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Featured on WCSH6: Getting visitors to live and work in Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- A program in Maine is recruiting people who visit from out of state to relocate here. Live and Work in Maine…

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Featured on Examiner.com: Maine wants you to visit… and stay

The state of Maine has launched a business-oriented travel program: they would like you to take your vacation to the eastern state, and…

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Video: Sen. Angus King (ME-I) Lives & Works in Maine

Featured on WGAN Radio: Nate Wildes on Inside Maine w/ Paul Merrill

Paul Merrill sits down with Nate Wildes to talk about the website liveandworkinmaine.com, a site that profiles employers throughout Maine geared to out-of-state…

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Bangor Daily News – Editorial: If you vacation in Maine, you can work here, too

BDN EDITORIAL: It is well documented that Maine needs more people in order to thrive economically. What if a small fraction of the…

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Featured in Boston Magazine: Maine Wants to Reward You for Moving There

“What if I lived here?” is a dreamy thought that pops into the heads of vacationers everywhere. But if your summer vacation plans…

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Dreams, Not Data, Predict Maine’s Best Future

Isabel Mullin Makes a Case for Staying in Maine In the age of big data, it’s hard to ignore the numbers. When you…

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Featured in Condé Naste Traveler: Maine Wants to Pay For Your Vacation

There's a catch, of course, but it's an interesting one. Remember the old commercials with the guy who liked the razors so much…

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Featured on NECN: Tourists for Hire?

"Come to Maine for vacation, leave with a job opportunity? That's the hope behind a new job recruiting effort called Live + Work…

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Featured in Portland Press Herald: Live and Work in Maine Aims to Convert Tourists into Employees

Tourists coming into Maine are usually presented with a variety of suggestions for things to do: spend money at the outlets in Kittery…

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Digital Impulse Follows its Instincts North

Digital Marketer & Maine native, Jeff Mitchell, knows there’s no place for business like home. There’s an old chestnut that proclaims that the…

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The Adventurous Life of Maine-Based Photographer David McLain

As seen in Maine Magazine's May 2016 Issue By: Sophie Nelson Photography: Matt Cosby Around the World and Home Again David McLain's office…

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Employers: Make Live and Work in Maine Work for Your Recruiting Efforts this Summer

Summer is almost here, and we are set to kick off our first ever, Summer "Visit for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime"…

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Student debt? Maine will give you a tax credit.

Yup, you heard that right – all you have to do is work in Maine, and Opportunity Maine will give you a tax…

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Now Available: Live and Work in Maine Merch & Swag!

Live and Work in Maine Merch & Swag! People who love to live and work in Maine can now wear their heart on…

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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…

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Yankee Spirit Inspires Diversified Growth

Janice Rogers expands on reasons for DC’s broad success' Even though economic opportunities continue to transform Maine, the state’s Yankee roots still run…

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Our Letter to the Editor: State can leverage quality of life to recruit workers

Letter to the Editor: A recent editorial by the Portland Press Herald (“Our View: State’s full employment statistics are nothing to celebrate,” Feb.…

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Mid-Maine Business is Ripe at Backyard Farms

Jim Darroch found a plum job promoting Maine-grown tomatoes. My grandfather’s funeral featured a score of stories from the family and friends whose…

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Sarah Schweppes: Elevated Career, Elevated Quality of Life

Coming from the advertising world in Boston, Sarah Schweppes elevated her career by joining WEX – and at the same time, found a quality of life that Boston simply couldn't offer. Check out her story to see why she's an advocate for living and working in Maine:

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Small Town Values Makes a Big Difference at MMG

Sherri O’Donnell, Enterprise Architecture Program Director for MMG, found relocating to Presque Isle a moving experience In most other states, a place like…

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My Maine Story: Nate Wildes

When we first launched Live+Work in Maine just a few months ago, we traveled around the state and recorded a number of videos to use as "success stories" (see them here). In no time at all, we started getting questions about when new success stories would be published...so to allow for many more of your stories to be shared, we've created a "Q&A" format. One is for people who want to move to Maine, the other is for people who have already made the choice to make Vacationland work for them. Contribute your own story by clicking here. First up is Nate Wildes – the newest member of the Live+Work in Maine team (and first employee!), hired as Engagement Director.   My Maine Story "My name is Nate Wildes, and this is why I Live+Work in Maine"   Let's get started: can you tell us your name, where you work and what you do there? My name is Nate Wildes, and I recently joined the Live+Work in Maine…

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Press Release: Nate Wildes Hired as Engagement Director

PRESS RELEASE LIVE AND WORK IN MAINE HIRES ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR PORTLAND, Maine —Live and Work in Maine (liveandworkinmaine.com) has hired its first employee, naming Nate Wildes as Engagement Director.  This position will focus on building partnerships with employers and promoting engagement with job seekers to ultimately increase the number of people who choose to Live and Work in Maine. Before joining Live and Work in Maine, Wildes was an independent consultant focusing on  startups, business development and e-commerce. He previously served as Assistant Brand Manager at Eureka! Ranch International, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based consulting firm that helps organizations transform innovation from a random gamble to a reliable system for growth. The Live and Work in Maine website invites individuals who relocate or return to Maine to post their stories of why they chose Maine, what surprised them about the state, what life is like now that they’re here, and more. “Maine offers a quality of life you just can't beat,” says Nate.  “While I live an…

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Portland Needs your Vote to be ranked America’s best beachside town

Portland, Maine Makes Coastal Living Happy 4.4 million readers regularly turn to Coastal Living Magazine for insight on North America’s best beachside towns.…

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Featured on NECN: Maine Launches Website to Attract Job Seekers

By Danielle Waugh, NECN With its beaches, lobster bakes, and ski resorts, Maine draws in millions of vacationers each year. What it’s not drawing in is enough job seekers. “We need to make a concerted effort to get people here,” said Ed McKersie, Founder and President of Portland job recruiting and staffing firm Pro Search. “I feel the state of Maine does a great job marketing itself as a tourist destination, and we don’t have a similar effort to market ourselves as a career destination.” Job recruiters, employers, and politicians speak about Maine’s “brain drain” problem: the trend of young, educated people leaving the state to find employment. There’s also the issue of an aging workforce, and a declining population. McKersie, seeing Maine’s strength in tourism and struggle to find skilled workers, had a thought: what if the state had a job website, that showcased recreation opportunities and the quality of life in each region? About a month ago, he launched the Live + Work…

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MaineHealth Grows Strong by Putting Patient Benefits First

Sue Pelletier, VP of HR for MaineHealth, believes the best job benefits come from serving others. Ask Sue Pelletier about the benefits of…

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Featured on Lewiston Sun Journal: Living in Maine

Discover why people live and work in Maine By Erin Place, Staff Writer PARIS - It only took one beautiful fall afternoon on…

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Featured on Bangor Daily News: New worker recruitment website showcases life in Maine

New worker recruitment website showcases life in Maine By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff PORTLAND, Maine — The 11,000-employee Eastern Maine Healthcare System has a lot of recruiting needs, and that’s likely to continue. “We don’t have enough health care workers in the state to actually fill all of the health care jobs at this time,” Catherine MacLaren, the health care system’s vice president of talent and diversity, said. “And the forecasting is that this will continue to be the case.” MacLaren said managers throughout the system look to surrounding communities before casting a wider net for job openings. Casting that wider net is part of its strategy, and EMHS and many other large employers in Maine have signed onto an effort they hope will make out-of-state recruiting easier. Ed McKersie, founder of recruiting firm ProSearch and of job listing website Jobs in ME, has launched a new website called “Live + Work in Maine.” The site takes a new approach to advertising to job seekers,…

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Press Release: New Website Designed to Attract Top Talent to Maine Employers

PORTLAND, Maine (November 17, 2015)—Maine is well known as a top vacation destination, but it is less recognized as an excellent place to launch or continue one’s career. LiveandWorkinMaine.com is a new website designed to engage job seekers from outside Maine, providing information about employment opportunities and Maine’s unsurpassed quality of life. The site will serve as the cornerstone of a community-based marketing and awareness effort designed to promote the Maine employment brand to the national talent market. (more…)

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“Live and Work” Sets its Site on Bringing Top Talent to Maine

Our founder, Ed McKersie, really knows how to work a crowd. That talent served him long before he used it to make the…

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Portland Press Herald: A list of lists praising Portland

The secret got out sometime about a decade ago, it seems, and the rest of the world is now well aware that life is good in Portland, Maine. Here’s a sampling of the wide variety of “Best of” lists that have featured Portland and helped make the city a go-to-there destination for everyone from hipsters to retirees: (more…)

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Maine hospitals shine in national survey

Patient Safety Improvements Remain Sluggish Nationally, but Maine Hospitals Shine: 2015 Hospital Safety Scores Released Maine Hospitals Receive Highest Percentage of A Grades Nationally Demonstrating Key Strides in Protecting Patients from Errors, Accidents, Injuries and Infections. (more…)

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Featured on Portland Press Herald: Who will replace Maine’s aging workforce?

The state faces an impending worker shortage as its baby boom generation begins to retire, and time 
is running out to do something…

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