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Revisions to Child Labor Restrictions open up more jobs for Maine’s teens this summer AUGUSTA, Maine – As school vacation draws near, Maine’s employers, parents and teens look to summer employment as a solution to their needs. Parents hope that summer jobs will give their children some insight into possible careers and teach the power of earning your own money.

“Summer jobs create an opportunity to connect students with pride in earning a paycheck and helping others.”

Commissioner Robert Winglass Maine Department of Labor

Employers look to fill gaps in their workforce during the busy summer tourist season. Teens want to make money, meet new people and have fun. An update to the classifications of employment available to minors will help Maine’s teens find more work this summer. Bill Ellis, director of marketing at Point

Sebago Resort in Casco, stressed the important contribution teens make in their business, “A large portion, nearly half, of Point Sebago's summer workforce of three to four hundred employees is made up of teens. These young workers are employed as activities counselors, lifeguards, wait staff, entertainers, maintenance crew, at the golf course, and in dozens of other positions throughout the 775 acre resort.” For teens under the age of 16, restrictions limit the types of jobs and the hours they can work. Minors cannot work jobs considered “hazardous.” The Department of

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Continued from page 1 Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards has updated the restrictions to bring them more in line with current federal requirements. This change now allow minors under the age of 16 in Maine to work in movie theaters and bowling alleys, and to do more jobs than were permitted previously in such establishments as hotels, motels, and bakeries. For example, although 15-year-olds may not operate the ovens, they can decorate cakes, fill pastries, stock the display cases, and serve customers.

Some of the jobs Maine teens under 18 years old cannot do include operating most mechanical equipment, driving for work, and working alone in a cash-based business. The revisions have been made to help both employers and teens. “Summer jobs create an opportunity to connect students with pride in earning a paycheck and helping others,” said Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass. “Young people can develop a strong work ethic and learn how to manage money. ” There a few steps teens must go

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making sure the work permit request includes both proof of age and parental/guardian approval. The application must contain the specific job title (e.g. “dishwasher”). The name of the business on the permit must be the actual business name, which may be different than what people commonly call it. The Bureau of Labor Standards has sent the updated list of restricted employment to all school districts in Maine. A copy of the “Guide to Maine Laws Governing the Employment of Minors” is posted on the Maine Department of Labor website and is available by request by calling 207-623-7900.

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Education Forums New Unemployment Option Helps Keep Workers on the Job Highlight Work

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Program helps Maine’s Veterans find jobs 4 Revisions to Child Labor Resrictions open up more jobs for Maine’s teens this summer 1

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Department of Labor officials are launching a new unemployment initiative in June aimed at keeping workers on the job when their employer experiences a temporary slowdown in business.

New Unemployment Option Helps Keep Workers on the Job 3

The program, known as WorkShare, allows workers to remain on the job with reduced hours and still collect a modified unemployment benefit that

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partially offsets the loss in wages. “When employers need to have a temporary layoff or cut hours, they risk losing their best employees to other jobs,” said Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass. “WorkShare helps businesses retain their workforce part-time and allows workers to collect unemployment benefits. This can temporarily make up the difference in lost hours.” To be eligible for WorkShare, the employer needs to attest that the layoff would have impacted at least 10 percent of workers for a two-to-sixmonth period. The reduction in hours must be at least 10 percent—but not more than 50 percent—and affect a unit of the business that normally works on a full-time basis. WorkShare is not available for work reductions that are temporary or related to a seasonal or intermittent downturn.

under WorkShare, workers must be included in the affected unit of the business; have earned enough wages to meet the regular qualifications for unemployment benefits; and be able and available to work their normally scheduled hours for their employer. Partial unemployment benefits are paid in a percentage equal to the reduction in hours. Thus, someone who has lost 25 percent of their hours would receive 25 percent of their normal weekly unemployment benefit if they are eligible for the program. “WorkShare benefits both the worker and the employer,” said Winglass. “Workers keep their work history intact and have the ability to retain their benefits and seniority on the job. Employers are able to maintain their operations on a smaller scale and gear up quickly when the economy improves while avoiding the unnecessary costs and delays associated with recruitment and training when laid-off workers take jobs—elsewhere.” The WorkShare program is a result of a 2011 federal law change that takes effect in 2012. For more information about WorkShare call (207) 621-5100 or visit www.maine.gov/labor/unemployme nt/workshare.

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Opportunities for Social Security Beneficiaries

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine CareerCenters are hosting a series of community forums in June highlighting work incentives to help people receiving Social Security disability benefits return to work. Remaining vvents are scheduled in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston. The public is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is encouraged. “These efforts are focused on jobs for people who have disabilities,” said Maine Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass. “These sessions will help inform the public about the variety of services available that support people with disabilities in achieving their employment goals.” Participants will learn about the Ticket to Work initiative that provides many Social Security beneficiaries with more choices for receiving employment services. The program encourages eligible Mainers to work through the CareerCenter to access employment and training services, vocational rehabilitation, and other support services necessary to achieve an employment goal. Session locations and dates are as follows: Bangor CareerCenter, June 12, 1–2:30 p.m. Contact Mike Johnson, (888) 828-0568. Machias CareerCenter, June 13, 10–11:30 a.m. Contact Don Rice (800) 543-0303. Augusta CareerCenter, June 14, 10–11:30 a.m. Contact Tracy Hotham (800) 760-1573.

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Events were also held in Presque Isle and Lewiston on June 6 and 7, respectively. Maine’s statewide network of CareerCenters provide one-stop employment resources for job seekers and employers. Services for job seekers include job referrals, career counseling, job hunting workshops, labor market information, skills assessment and information on training. The public can use the CareerCenter to access the Internet for employment related purposes and computers are available for resume development. CareerCenters also offer specialized employment services for people with disabilities. For more information, visit your local CareerCenter, call 1-888-457-8883 (TTY: 1-800-794-1110) or visit www.mainecareercenter.com


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Programs help Maine’s Veterans find jobs AUGUSTA—Unemployed veterans aged 35 to 60 in Maine may qualify for up to 12 months of job training through the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high-demand occupation. The program, which starts July 1, is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Labor.

manager of the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter in Brunswick, which has been directing returning veterans to the program. “They often come to the CareerCenter to look for work before accessing other services available to veterans. We can help them connect with the services they need, including training, jobs, rehabilitation or other benefits.” CareerCenters also help employers recruit and hire veterans.

Veterans who visit Maine Department of Labor’s CareerCenters can be connected to VRAP as well as other veterans’ services. “Often the first thing veterans think about after they return home and connect with their families is ‘I need a job,’” said Leon Ouimet,

According to the U.S. Census, Maine has the fourth highest concentration of veterans in the nation. Approximately 132,000 residents are veterans, representing approximately 13.2 percent of the state population aged 20 or older.

A recent report issued by the Maine Department of Labor indicates that labor force participation for veterans is generally lower than for the nonveteran population. A copy of the report, Labor Market Activities of Maine Veterans, is available on the Maine Department of Labor website at www.maine.gov/labor/cwri. Historically, veterans have had unemployment rates below the nonveteran population. This trend has reversed in recent years with higher unemployment rates for veterans than non-veteran workers. Most notable was the plight of young veterans, where unemployment rates nearly tripled to more than 14 percent during the recession and early recovery. The VRAP program seeks to target the problem of unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60. Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program—currently $1,473 per month. Each veteran who participates will be provided employment assistance upon completion of the program. Applications are now available online at

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http://benefits.va.gov/vow. The Maine Department of Labor’s CareerCenters offer specialized employment and training services for veterans. Veterans and eligible spouses are given priority of service under most Maine Department of Labor-funded programs. A CareerCenter veterans' representative can help returning service members find a job, learn new skills or access other state or federal resources. For more information about employment and training services for veterans, contact the CareerCenter at (207) 623-7981 or TTY 1-800-794-1110 or visit www.mainecareercenter.com.

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My Job Wave is seeking motivated candidates for this exciting career opportunity, selling and providing excellent customer service to our local print and online recruitment services to clients throughout Northern New England. Account Executives build and maintain strong relationships with customers over the phone, face-to-face, at business-to-business events, and online. This position will be responsible for monthly online revenue goals and weekly print goals. Job Scope • Effective communication skills • Business-to-business sales experience with the ability to work independently

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Internships vital in this job market But many miss the chance to convert to full-time job With most of the nation’s colleges and universities quickly nearing the end of the spring semester, tens of thousands students and new graduates across the country are preparing to embark on summer internships, which are increasingly vital to career development. However, one workplace authority warns that many interns will fail to maximize the experience and convert it into a full-time position. “Internships are more important than ever. We are at a point in this recovery where job gains are finally gaining momentum, but, overall, employers remain cautious when it comes to hiring. They want to ensure that they are bringing in the most talented candidates who mesh well with the company and its workers. Internships offer an ideal onthe-job testing ground that more and more employers rely on for identifying and recruiting entry-level workers,� said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. “The problem is that many interns simply show up every day, put in their hours and never give any thought about how to get the most out of their short time with the employer and taking the extra steps necessary to turn this temporary position into a full-time one,� he added. According to an outlook released earlier this year by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the entry-level job market has improved steadily over the last two years. However, the competition for these positions remains fierce and having internship experience is a must on any resume. The latest data shows that the number of internships being offered is on the rise. The National Association of Colleges and Employers 2012 Internship & CoOp survey found that employers will increase internship hires 8.5 percent over 2011. Employers also reported the highest conversion rate, the rate by which interns become full-time employees, ever tracked by NACE: 57.7 percent in 2011 versus 58.6 percent this year. “Employers view internships as a valuable hiring tool. It gives employers the chance to evaluate a potential employee’s performance for an extended period of time in real-world conditions. It also lets an employer gauge how the intern fits into the company culture, which is nearly as important as skills and experience.

“As an intern, it is critical to treat each day like a job interview. You want to set yourself apart from your fellow interns. As the slowing economy potentially leads to fewer full-time positions, it is critical that interns exceed expectations. Those who merely meet expectations probably will not get the full-time job offer,� said Challenger. “Meeting the right people during your internship is also critical. It is likely that the person supervising the interns is relatively low on the corporate totem pole. In fact, he or she may be only a year or two out of college. The intern with full-time job aspirations should make a daily effort to meet the managers and executives who make the hiring decisions. The higher up the executive you impress, the greater the odds that a permanent position will be found for you,� he added. “Students who do not receive an offer from the company where they interned can still benefit from the experience. Managers and executives in the company represent the beginning of your job-search network. Even if they cannot find a spot for you in their company, they may know executives in another company that may have openings.� John Challenger provided the following advice for this year’s crop of summer interns to improve their chances of being offered a full-time job or the opportunity to return next summer, in the case of nongraduating college students:

Dress according to company dress codes. While you want to stand out from the pack, you don’t want to draw attention to yourself for the wrong reasons. By dressing professionally you reinforce the impression that you can adapt to and fit in with the company’s culture.

what you plan on accomplishing. Find a mentor to teach you the ropes of the organization and offer advice on company politics. The contacts you make through your internship could prove invaluable throughout your time at the organization and throughout your career.

Keep track of your contributions and accomplishments.

Ask about available entry-level positions.

Keep track of the projects you worked on, your individual contributions, and the results achieved. Having a tangible record of your achievements with the company is a helpful tool in convincing a manager why you should be hired full time.

Let your employer know that you would like a job with that particular organization. Ask about what positions are available and express your interest in them. An employer will be more likely to consider you for a position if they know you are interested in it.

Network, network, network.

Stay in contact.

Developing contacts inside and outside of your department is extremely important. Schedule lunches or meetings with company managers and executives to give them a better understanding of what you’re about and

If you don’t get hired for a position immediately after your internship ends, stay in touch. Check-in with your contacts and provide updates on your progress. This will help to keep you in the forefront for the employer’s mind when a position opens.

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AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul LePage and Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner George Gervais announced Maine’s first certified business-friendly communities June 6 during a press conference at the State House in Augusta. These nine communities were selected from a group of 19 nominees and determined to uphold quality standards for business excellence. Maine’s first business-friendly communities are Augusta, Bath, Biddeford, Brewer, Bucksport,

Guilford, Lincoln, Saco and Sanford. Gov. LePage first announced the business-friendly certification program in March. The program is designed to recognize Maine communities for their commitment to job creation, reducing red tape and being “open for business.” The nominees were evaluated in several areas including customer service, business involvement and collaboration, input from the public, and licensing and permitting. Each community was evaluated on an individual basis by a panel of business experts which included Amy

Downing, Maine State Chamber of Commerce; John Butera, Sr. Economic Advisor for Gov. LePage; Chris Steele, CWS Consulting Group; Chuck Graceffa, Pierce Atwood; George Gervais, Commissioner, DECD; Peter DelGreco, President Maine & Company; and Andrea Smith, Office of Community Development, DECD. "I want to congratulate and thank the recipients for their continued commitment to business excellence. These nine communities have set an example for others to follow as we move Maine forward as a place

where businesses and communities can thrive," said Gov. LePage. DECD Commissioner Gervais promised his department's commitment to the program. "DECD will gladly work with any Maine community that wants to earn this designation; we want every Maine city and town to be businessfriendly. Several of the nominees who did not qualify are now working diligently to enhance their practices to meet business-friendly standards so that they may be certified in the future,” said Commissioner Gervais.


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