Category Archives: Other State News

Maine unemployment hits seven-year low.

AUGUSTA, Maine — According to data from the Maine Department of Labor, the state’s unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent in March. That number was down from 5 percent in February and reflected the lowest unemployment rate in Maine since February 2 ...

Bixby & Co. owner named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

ROCKLAND, Maine –  Kate McAleer, the owner of healthy candy bar maker Bixby & Co. in Rockland, has been named the 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for both Maine and New England by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 27-year-old entrep ...

Maine SBDC program creating jobs at record pace.

AUGUSTA, Maine — According to its annual report, the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) program assisted in the launch of 124 new businesses in 2014 while retaining or creating 1,061 jobs. That’s the most jobs the program has combine ...

MCWWC offering free business startup course in Lewiston.

LEWISTON, Maine — The Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community is offering a multi-week course for new or potential entrepreneurs in the early stage of starting a business. The course is free and open to both men and women, but class size is limite ...

Hancock County Spring Job Fair set for March 18.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Hancock County Spring Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 18 at the Mill Mall, 248 State Street in Ellsworth. The event is sponsored by the Bangor CareerCenter, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Laborat ...

Maine lobster helps state fishery hook a record haul.

ROCKPORT, Maine — Thanks to a big jump in the price of Maine lobster, state fishermen hauled in a record catch worth $585 million in 2014. The value of last year’s catch increased by $44 million over 2013. Maine lobster accounted for $456 millio ...

Anchorspace docking in Bar Harbor.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Anchorspace, a new co-working space offering work areas for small businesses, non-profits and freelancers, is opening in Bar Harbor. Scheduled to open on April 1, the facility will offer desks, conferences rooms and high-speed intern ...

Job workshops planned at Wilton CareerCenter.

WILTON, Maine — The Wilton CareerCenter has a number of programs scheduled in March for those seeking a job or a change of careers. All workshops and events will be held at the CareerCenter, 865 U.S. Rt. 2E in Wilton, unless otherwise noted. CareerCe ...

Redzone Wireless HQ calling for new jobs in Camden.

CAMDEN, Maine — Wireless internet service provider Redzone Wireless is building a new headquarters and operations center in Camden. The firm, which has been certified as a Pine Tree Development Zone (PTDZ) company by the Maine Department of Economic an ...