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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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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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