The MaineLinks October 18, 2021

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The MaineLinks Newsletter

Week of October 18, 2021

Training Resources & Information

What to Know!

Maine CareerCenters offer programs to help mitigate some barriers that certain populations may face. Two such programs are the Federal Bonding Program offering free provide Fidelity Bonds for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers to employers who hire these individuals and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program where employers may receive a tax credit for hiring indivicuals from certain target groups.  

Maine’s economy is increasingly boosted by entrepreneurs, startups, and innovative businesses. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create about two-thirds of new jobs in the U.S. each year.Innovation and technology hold promise for new and existing enterprises, in farming, fishing, forestry, the arts, education, and more.

Vet Centers provide services to Veterans who have served in any warzone or area of hostility/combat. Vet Center services are also extended to family members who experienced an active duty death and Veterans of any era who has experienced any form of military sexual trauma or harassment.

This Week!

Hiring Events: (Click on “Hiring Events” link for full list)


Workshops: (click on the “Workshop” link for more)

 Federal Workshops

Training Talk!

It is recommended that unemployment claimants take advantage of CareerCenter services. CareerCenters host a variety of hiring eventsworkshops, as well as one-on-one meetings with a consultant, to develop employment or training plans. The CareerCenter can be reached by email at, by phone at 207-623-7981, or by live-chat at 

Need help paying rent or utilities? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is accepting applications! This program helps eligible renters affected by COVID-19.

Other Opportunities!

Workforce Training:

 And MORE!

 October is:

National Learning and Development Month encourages us to focus on broadening and advancing our skills. Life gets busy and many times the goals we set for ourselves get put on the back burner.  Rededicate yourself this month to developing those skills to reach those goals.

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