jobs

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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.

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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.

"The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation"

Aug 15, 2018
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Political scientist and cultural observer Darrell West discusses his new book about why society needs to rethink the concept of jobs and prepare for an era of economic dislocation.

Rural Economic Development

Oct 19, 2017
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Broadcasting from Houlton High School:

What factors lead to the health or decline of rural towns in Maine? We learn about efforts to boost rural economies through education, greater access to services—from health care to broadband—and through smart use of the natural resources and assets that these communities already have.

Guests: Kristen Wells, former executive director, Aroostook Aspirations Initiative

Patty Wight / MPBN

For decades, the best way to get good health insurance in the U.S. has been through the workplace. But with the Affordable Care Act's online marketplace, health insurance doesn't have to be tied to a job anymore. It's allowing some people to escape so-called "job lock" - saying with a job purely for the health benefits. And while critics of the ACA worry that the law will encourage companies to cut staff and hours to avoid insurance mandates, some Maine workers say new insurance options have freed them to pursue their career ambitions.

Manufacturing, Education and High Paying Jobs

Oct 3, 2013

  Getting the right education for high tech, high paying jobs in Maine. What skills are needed to fill the gap in our state's manufacuturing sector. Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by: 

Lisa G. Martin, Executive Director, The Manufacturers Association of Maine 

Nicholas D'Antonio, Program Manager, Dream It. Do It., The Manufacturing Institute 

Frank Sherburne/Superintendent, Bonny Eagle Schools, MSAD #6 sector.

  How small businesses create jobs, how best to market yourself, and where the best places are to look for work.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by 

Mary Kozicki LaFontaine, Manager, Lewiston CareerCenter

Tom Dowd, owner of a Professional Development & Coaching company and author of "The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World" 

  World renowned economist Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Foundation spoke in Portland about retooling local and global economies that produce good jobs for everyone, improves human wellbeing, and decreases social inequality - all within our planetary limits.