Workforce Shortage: Why Are Maine Businesses in Need of Workers, and What Can Be Done?
This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date July 16, 2019); no calls will be taken.
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
- Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information
- Maine Labor Statistics
- Maine Apprenticeship Program
- Unemployment At Record Low In Maine, State Facing Labor Shortage
- Nonprofit Says Labor Shortage Forcing Closure Of 2 Of Its 4 Backwoods Lodges
- Legislative Task Force Says Maine’s Skilled Worker Shortage Has Reached Crisis Levels
- Maine Companies Short Of Highly-Skilled Workers Look At How Immigrants Can Help Fill The Gap
- With Labor Shortages Hurting The Bottom Line, Maine's Construction Industry Reaches Out To Women
- Maine Farmers Losing Crops In The Field As Farmhand Jobs Go Unfilled