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Workforce

As the statewide leader in workforce development, we provide services that support and sustain business and workforce growth. We work with business and education partners to create training tailored to growing industries. In doing so, we keep our workforce in Maine by connecting people with local employers. Throughout the process, our Workforce Team works one-on-one with people to provide support before, during and after creating a career plan.


How Can We Help You?

People Pursuing Education/Careers

If you’re looking to get back into the workplace, further your education, or change career paths, we can help you find meaningful employment at no cost to you. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.

Businesses Investing in Workforce

Invest in your business and employees by working with EMDC to hire, train, and retain a skilled workforce. We help you find the right fit through On-the-Job Training and Work Experience programs. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.

People who Have been Impacted by Opioid Use Disorder

Part of a statewide initiative, our Connecting with Opportunities program meets the opioid crisis head-on through individualized services. We help people who have been impacted by opioid use disorder and other life challenges. We do this by providing supportive services, education, and training that lead to meaningful employment. Click here to learn more. Contact us: OpportunityGrant@emdc.org.

People who are Transitioning from Correctional Facilities

Through the Hancock County Re-Entry Project, we work with people who are on their path to recovery and transitioning out of correctional facilities. By providing support and resources, we help people enter or re-enter the workplace. We do this by identifying strengths, providing education, overcoming barriers to employment, and finding new opportunities. Our individualized training starts in correctional facilities and continues through the transition. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers & Families

Our National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) works with migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families. We provide supportive services and education, including: basic skills/GED, approved trades school, On-the-Job Training, or higher education courses. Farm work includes harvesting/production of potatoes, blueberries, dairy, Christmas trees, maple syrup, and broccoli. Farm workers who have earned more than 50% of their income through agricultural labor within the last 2 years are encouraged to apply. Click here to learn more. Contact us: NFJP@emdc.org.

Careers in Information Technology

Our TechHire team is part of a nationwide network of navigators. We help people find the training and education they need to excel in Maine’s innovative and transforming IT industry. We do this by establishing and overseeing Work Experience and On-the-Job Training opportunities with local employers. We also provide one-on-one career advising and offer short-term customized training and tuition assistance. Contact us: Workforce@emdc.org.

EMDC is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network

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    Job seekers served in 2019

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    Businesses hired our participants in 2019

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    Invested in workforce development in 2019

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