Title

Politics & Co. : Out-of-state work recruitment aided by various programs

Source

Mainebiz

Date

2-9-2015

Pages

11

Abstract

City, state, and public-private efforts are underway in order to attract out-of-state qualified workers to help bring Mainer’s skill in line with the needs of local employers. Portland’s Business Assistance Program for Job Creation offers grants to new and expanding Portland businesses for projects that result in the creation of permanent net new jobs; Maine’s Department of Labor works with employers, educators, and job-training groups to create a pipeline of workers for positions that are needed; Project>Login partners with major employers and Educate Maine to help connect computing students at Maine colleges with local employers; a number of residential developments geared towards Portland-based professionals are proposed to bring adequate housing for workers; Creative Portland, Growing Portland, and ProSearch and 15 employers created an informal network to share resumes of job recruits’ spouses and partners as a way of attracting dual career couples.

Subjects

Labor supply, Intellectual capital

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