As the statewide leader in workforce development, we provide services that support and sustain business and workforce growth. We work with businesses to capitalize on and invest in growing industries by filling their workforce needs. Our targeted partnerships with educational institutions provide training and certifications that give people the skills they need to bolster our workforce. Our Career Counselors work one-on-one with our clients to help them prepare and succeed in the workplace.

If you’re looking to get back into the workplace, further your education, or change career paths, contact one of our Career Advisors today to learn how we can help you find meaningful employment at no cost to you.

Business owners investing in their businesses and employees by hiring, training, and retaining a skilled workforce can work with EMDC. Find the employees you need by implementing On-the-Job Training and Work Experience programs, and working with us to find qualified candidates free of charge.

Hancock County Recovery & Workforce Development Project

We work with people who are on their path to recovery and transitioning out of correctional facilities by providing support and resources to enter or re-enter the workplace. Since 2017, we have counseled over 60 people by identifying their strengths, providing education, helping them overcome barriers to employment, and finding new job opportunities.

National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)

We work with migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents to provide supportive services and education, including: basic skills/GED, approved trades school, On-the-Job Training, or higher education courses.

Eligible individuals perform farmwork includeing: harvesting/production of potatoes, blueberries, dairy, Christmas trees, maple syrup, and broccoli. Other types of agricultural work performed either in Maine or elsewhere in the U.S. may also qualify. Farmworkers who have earned more than 50% of their income through agricultural labor within the last 2 years are encouraged to apply! EMDC administers this program, directed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

TechHire Maine

Our TechHire Career Advisors are part of a nationwide network of navigators that help people find the training and education they need to excel in Maine’s innovative and transforming IT industry. We work with businesses, individuals, and educators to:

  • Establish and oversee Work Experience and On-the-Job Training opportunities
  • Provide one-on-one career advising
  • Offer short-term customized training and tuition assistance

EMDC is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network

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