Title

"Capitol Update" piece on Maine's changing workforce demographics, with comments

Authors

Mal Leary

Source

Mainebiz

Date

10-17-2005

Pages

15

Abstract

"Capitol Update" piece on Maine's changing workforce demographics, with comments by John Dorrer of the Maine Department of Labor. Dorrer said Maine's economy and workforce is changing "like a speeding freight train," and that both state government and businesses need to adapt. It is uncertain if a supply of younger workers will be available to replace older workers as they leave the workforce. In addition, data shows that a four-year college degree no longer means that a worker can expect to be paid a premium over his or her career. According to Dorrer, it now takes a post-graduate degree to reach that level of assurance.

Subjects

Labor force

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