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Effective Human Resources Guide

Information Portal

General Resources on HR Strategy Planning

Work Design/Classification

HR Regulations and Compliance

Hiring/ Recruiting

Resources for advertising your job opening and find an employee:

  • Maine JobLink: List your job opportunities at no charge and get matched with job seekers in your area.
  • CareerCenters:Use CareerCenters as a hiring resource, including space to recruit, interview and train new hires
  • Job Fairs: Meet with hundreds of prospective employees throughout the state.


Salary and Benefit & Payrolls

Resources for find wage statistics and estimates:

Employee support

Human Resources Software

Grants & Local Support

Maine Community College System 

Maine's community college system offers affordable customized training and continuing education that gives businesses and employees the skills they need to compete. Maine Quality Centers provides grants to help cover costs of customized training; Put ME to Work program offers $500,000 in new grant funding to create & enhance training programs across Maine. It covers 50% of the costs to create new training programs or enhance existing ones at Maine’s community colleges.

Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc

Business service representatives provides information on no-cost employee training options, applicant assessment and recruitment services. They working with partner agencies, can assess your workforce training needs and provide eligible employers with workforce development services free of charge.

Make it in America Grant (DOL via Coastal Counties Workforce)

Targeted industries include aerospace/aviation, composites/advanced materials, renewable energy and biotechnology manufacturing. CCWI’s funding will be used to reduce H-1B dependency in the targeted sectors; Eligible businesses are those located in Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Androscoggin, Kennebec and Lincoln counties.

MidCoast TOPS Grant (Coastal Counties Workforce)

Eligible businesses are those identified in the grant which include Resilient Communications, Mölnlycke Health Care, and Kestrel Aircraft as well as additional companies in the midcoast area, provided that these companies meet specific industry and occupational criteria.

Related Book Titles

More Resources

Libraries in Maine have a good collection of books on business start-ups and entrepreneurship. Search Mainecat, the library collections in Maine, and contact the public library near you to request a book.

Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available anywhere in the State of Maine through the online resources of MARVEL! Maine's Virtual Library.

Ebook and audiobook collection available for Maine Residence; your public library card is required to download the ebook

Contact Us

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Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Reference Desk: 207-581-1673


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