The State of Maine recognizes the importance of attracting, retaining, and training our workforce in order to fuel the growth of business, industry, and our communities. Here are some resources to help your company with worker attraction, development, and more. Contact us with any questions.
Maine has a network of CareerCenters across the state that assist employers of all sizes with recruiting, hiring, training, workforce services, and access to labor market information.
Free job posting and recruitment service run by the Maine Department of Labor. Employers can post jobs and be matched with job seekers that fit their needs.
Resources and services available to help you manage, grow, and develop your workforce in Maine, including hiring checklists, recruiting assistance, information about hiring foreign workers, and more.
BRS works to advance employment for people with disabilities and can help connect businesses with potential employees, provide customized training programs, and advise on financial incentives and supports for hiring and accommodating people with disabilities.
This program works with employers and workers to minimize the impact of layoffs. Businesses can be listed as a potential employer for displaced employees, which can help a company fill workforce needs while doing good for the community.
Post jobs and internships, advertise on-campus interviews, and recruit students in the UMaine system. The UMaine Career Center is available to help employers connect with students and use the CareerLink site.
USM’s job board where employers can post jobs and internships to connect with and recruit USM students.
Other College Career Services sites (PDF)
Click here for a list of career centers at Maine’s other colleges and universities.
Organization that works to attract new residents and workers to Maine. Hosts a job board where employers can post jobs and connect with qualified candidates seeking employment in Maine.
Boots2Roots is an organization that helps active duty military service members and veterans transition to civilian life in Maine, especially by helping them find meaningful employment. Employers interested in hiring from these groups should reach out to the Boots2Roots team.
Maine has a network of CareerCenters across the state that assist employers of all sizes with training workers to ensure that the workforce is equipped to meet their needs.
MITC offers training videos and seminars to help businesses develop their employees’ skills to help the company succeed in exporting to international markets.
Employers can sponsor apprenticeship programs in partnership with the Department of Labor to develop a workforce pipeline tailored to the specific needs of the company. DoL provides development assistance and other resources to employers in the program.
MQCP partners with employers to provide grants to fund workforce training for new or current employees. Training is administered by one of Maine’s community colleges. One-on-one advising is available to help employers tailor training programs to their specific needs.
Customized health and safety training, site evaluation, and technical support to help employers reduce injuries, illness, and worker’s compensation costs—all free of charge.
Resources and services available to help you manage, grow, and develop your workforce in Maine, including retraining resources, up-skilling assistance, and Maine-based workforce development providers.
Offers customized training programs for businesses to train their workforce, as well as workshops, online courses, and certificate programs for individual development.
Provides workforce development and recruitment assistance to businesses in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford, and Somerset counties.
Provides free workforce training needs assessments and workforce development services to businesses in Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and York counties.
Works with employers to identify workforce training needs, partners with educators to provide the necessary training, and helps connect newly skilled workers with employers in Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Washington counties.
UMaine internship program that partners with Maine companies to provide summer fellowships to help students develop innovation and entrepreneurship skills while advancing the growth of companies and helping build a talented labor pool for Maine companies.