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Workforce Shortage: Why Are Maine Businesses in Need of More Workers, and What Can Be Done?


Many businesses in Maine are having a difficult time finding workers—particularly during the busy summer season. We’ll hear from the state economist, the Maine Commissioner of Labor, and the President and CEO of Hospitality Maine about how big of a worker shortage there is and what, if anything, can be done to address it.



Amanda Rector, Maine state economist

Laura Fortman, Maine Department of Labor commissioner

Steve Hewins, president and CEO, HospitalityMaine

Michelle Corry (by phone), co-owner with husband, chef Steve Corry, Five Fifty-Five and Petite Jacqueline


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