Veterans' Employment Committee

The Veterans’ Employment Committee works to improve training and employment opportunities for Maine Veterans, Disabled Veterans and eligible spouses. The Committee focuses on building awareness among employers of the advantages of hiring Veterans and develops policy recommendations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Veterans’ employment and training programs in Maine.

The Committee will be chaired by Edwin Clift, recently retired CEO and President of Merrill Merchant Bank in Bangor. Ed is looking to assemble a team of volunteers for his Committee. He is looking for members who are committed to giving back to those who gave so greatly to protect our freedoms, rights and privileges. The Committee will meet approximately 4-5 times per year.

If you have an interest in being a member of Maine’s new Veterans’ Employment Committee, please contact Ed Clift at 852-3225 or email For more information about Veterans' employment and traning services offered by Maine CareerCenters, visit

News and Updates

  • January 29, 2015 - Maine Department of Labor Advises Unemployment Claimants To Prepare for System Upgrade February 4 and 5
  • January 29, 2015 - Unemployment System Upgrade Delayed Until February 4 and 5
  • January 26, 2015 - Maine Unemployment Rate 5.5 Percent in December
  • January 26, 2015 - Spring Job Fairs Scheduled Around the State
  • January 22, 2015 - Greater Portland CareerCenter Opens its Doors on January 26
  • Meetings and Minutes

    Scheduled Meetings

    Meeting Minutes


    • Bill Libby
    • Don Foster
    • David Keaton
    • Cynthia Swaney
    • Marty McMahon
    • Lee Fournier
    • Arthur Wyman
    • Robert Carr
    • Warren Cook
    • Sam Ladd
    • Steve Wallace
    • John Simpson
    • Sharon Barker
    • Barbara Howard

    • Staff – Auta Main