Tag Archives: employment

Car-related sales help drive Maine’s recovery

It appears we love our vehicles, or that an improving economy has made Mainers feel a little better about investing in their rides. For all but seven months from 2010 to 2015, automobile-related sales have grown after taking a dive with every other type of spending during the recession. That category of spending has consistently growth faster through Maine’s […]

Where the most Maine businesses are going it alone

Per capita, Knox County is Maine’s capital for solo business owners. Census figures released Thursday show businesses that have no employees, by county. For every 100 people, Knox County has 12.7 businesses with no employees, most of which are sole proprietorships. Hancock and Lincoln counties are close behind. The census bureau excludes these businesses from its data for their relatively small economic impact […]

Looking for a job in Maine? State survey gives clues on where to find work

In a survey of about 2,400 Maine businesses, the Maine Department of Labor confirmed long-range projections of growing industries, finding the bulk of job vacancies in the state were in health care and social work. In a blog post Friday, the DOL’s Center for Workforce Research and Information rolled out the first look at results from its September […]