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Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) has received a $45,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. JMG is a statewide private nonprofit that works with students who face barriers to education. This grant will support JMG’s goals of expanding pathways to employment opportunities and postsecondary enrollments for the 4,000 middle school and high school students it serves.

will achieve both goals—education and work readiness.”

JMG is an affiliate of the national program, Jobs for America’s Graduates. The Walmart Foundation gave Jobs for America’s Graduates an $800,000 grant. Along with JMG, the national organization shared the larger grant among 18 other state affiliates who work with 26,000 students nationwide. The money will specifically assist JMG in providing students with intensive career and job readiness preparation, motivational activities, school-to-work transition services, and academic remediation, and job and college placement skills.

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The Chairman of the Jobs for America’s Graduates’ Board of Directors, Governor Jack Markell of Delaware, hailed the grant as “coming at an extraordinarily crucial time for the young people who are served by Jobs for America's Graduates.” Governor Markell said, “The grant is targeted to two of our young peoples’ most urgent challenges: jobs and success in higher education. Jobs for America’s Graduates and its state affiliates are committed to making each Walmart dollar pay dividends for our young people. This expands opportunities for employment and higher education at a time of the highest unemployment rate among teenagers in American history. The Walmart Foundation is making a real difference in the direction of many young people’s lives.” Michelle Gilliard, a spokesperson for the Walmart Foundation said, “Now more than ever, we are looking for ways to address the dropout crisis and youth unemployment in the nation by providing opportunities for young people to complete their high school diploma and prepare them for college and careers. Our grant to Jobs for America's Graduates

Job training and college access have always been important for Walmart, and the retailer’s philanthropic arm is committed to funding programs that will help unemployed youth and mature workers obtain the skills and training they need to be active participants in America’s workforce. Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) operates in 900 high schools in 32 states, serving approximately 42,000 youth each year. The results have been consistent over the past 30 years, including a 90%-plus graduation rate. JAG has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, having served nearly 800,000 students who face challenges to graduation. JAG’s core objectives are to enable students to graduate from high school and move successfully into the job market, college, or in many cases, both. For more information on JAG or the national grant contact: Brittany Brewer Reynolds at brittany.reynolds@jag.org , or call 703.706.9654 Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit www.walmartfoundation.org. JMG is a statewide, private nonprofit working with students who face barriers to education. JMG provides 4,000 students a year with the skills and experience they will need to succeed in high school, post secondary education, and careers. JMG graduates become engaging members of their communities, productive adults in the workforce, and contributors to Maine's economy. For more information, contact Lisa Gardner at lgardner@jmg.org, or call 207.620.7180, ext. 20

Your boss just asked you to do something, and because you wanted to make her happy, you said yes, but now that you're back at your desk, you're steaming because you really don't have time to do what is already expected of you, let alone take on an additional responsibility. So what do you do? According to Bonnie Lowe in a piece titled “When and how to say I just can't do it!” on the IncomeFlex Web site, it's normal to want to say yes to our superiors when we really need to say no. Try to think of your boss's perspective-she's probably crazy busy herself and not keeping track of everything you are doing. And when you told her you could do the project, she probably didn't give it a second thought. This is all likely to weigh heavily on the relationship you and your boss have, according to Lowe. You might start stressing and hurrying, making mistakes and missing your deadlines. So the bottom line is, you're going to have to tell your boss that as much as you'd like to help her out on this one, you just can't right now. Lowe says a good strategy is to ask your boss to help you prioritize what you have to do. That will give the two of you a chance to sit down and look at the reality of your schedule. It's likely your boss will acknowledge that reality when faced with the facts you provide, and you won't find yourself having to make excuses about your work further down the line.

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Academy of Medical Professions – Instructors needed

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Data from the State of the State’s Health Workforce: Aligning Resources to Meet Maine’s Needs Maine’s most significant job producing sector over the last 10 years has been health care and for the next 10 years it is projected to have the highest demands and job growth in our state, according to information provided at the Maine Health Workforce Forum Summit on Oct 18 in Orono. The Summit is one of a number of ongoing initiatives of the Maine Health Workforce Forum, a statewide group created by the Maine Legislature in 2005 of public and private sector health care stakeholders. (See sidebar 1) More than 160 Health care professionals and employers, state government leaders, policy makers, college and university leaders, and workforce specialists from around the state attended the Summit to learn about health care workforce data, trends, issues, strategies and solutions from state and national experts, and how workforce planning is essential to ensure a sufficient supply of qualified professionals to meet health care, longterm care, and public health needs in Maine. “I think it went great,” said Garret Oswald, Director, Maine Jobs Council. “There was a packed house with a great mix of employers, educators from various institutions – both secondary and postsecondary – policy makers, and the four

Commissioners from Labor, Economic Development, DHHS, and Education.” Oswald said the goals of the Summit were to present trends and issues within the health sector to the audience and to establish an understanding of the data and demographics of the health workforce, including hearing from policy makers how the State is addressing issues both current and future. (See sidebar 2) Focus on Jobs Stats provided at the Summit say current Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) data shows that: • Projected health sector job growth through 2018 exceeds all other industry sectors in the state; • The over 60 occupational titles have job requirements ranging from a high school diploma/GED with on-the-job training, to professional certification programs and advanced degrees, and professional credentials, some of which are among the highest paying jobs in the state, and provides employment in every county; • In addition to direct care and health professional occupations the industry employs a wide array of technical and support staff and computer/health information technologists, jobs that extend into Maine’s private and public

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sectors, working in biotechnology, research, regulatory and administrative jobs, and education and training organizations; • The health care sector wages in Maine are relatively high, and the number of jobs in health occupations will increase by 12% (approximately 7,500 jobs) over the 2008–2018 period. Projected retirements and attrition adds to the demand with current projections estimating approximately 10,000 of Maine’s health care workers will permanently exit the workforce by 2018, potentially adding an additional 10,000 jobs to the 2018 demand levels. Layoffs vs. Projections With so many stats showing growth but hospitals laying off in today’s economy, one has to wonder how they coincide. “Layoffs are in the short-term; projections are for the long-term. However it doesn’t negate the fact that there will be growth in the health sector over the next 10 years,” Oswald reminds us. “(The Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information) does a good job forecasting but the one thing they have not been able to nail down is when layoffs (in the private sector) will happen. We can’t say spcecifically when the needs exist but there will be growth.”

And as the needs of the sector evolve, so too must that of the Maine workforce. “We focused a lot of our attention on direct care workers (when collecting data) because of immediate need. Various positions in direct care are projected to have shortages,” said Oswald. “Health information technology, electronic medical records – that facilitate record sharing wherever you are – have infused the health sector. Training programs are getting up and running, and curriculum being created to meet these needs in the future as well.” The Summit “This was the first (Summit) and it was well done and well received,” said Oswald. “I think it’s a very productive way to connect education, training, workforce development, and business to make sure we meet demands of the sector.” Support for the Summit is provided by the Maine Health Care Sector Grant, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration and the Maine Department of Labor. Additional support for the Summit is provided by the University of Maine Office of Academic Affairs, School of Nursing and the College of Natural Science, Forestry and Agriculture.

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A Home Away from Home for Residents & Staff Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

Hawthorne House We are a 95-bed Skilled Rehab & Long Term care facility located in beautiful Freeport, Maine. We are in search for people that want to become part of a team that feels like family.

Hiring Full & Part-Time, All Shifts.

CNAs, CMTs & CRMAs We offer: • A pleasant, friendly and supportive work environment • An attractive wage that recognizes your strengths and experience • A team of employees that have been with us for 5 years or more • You receive every other weekend OFF!

Lincoln County Healthcare serves St. Andrews Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, and their subsidiaries.

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The Department of Health & Human Services, Riverview Psychiatric Center is seeking motivated, qualified psychiatric Nurses to fill full-time vacancies. Riverview provides state of the art care to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.

Qualifications: • Be currently active on Maine state registry • Enjoy working with the geriatric population, genuinely care

Contact Rick Grover, Staffing Coordinator at: T: 207-865-4782 x.228 • E: schedulinghawthornehouse@firstatlantic.com Hawthorne House, 6 Old County Road, Freeport, ME, 04032

HOSPITAL NURSE II’s $18.20/hr – $23.68/hr* Applicants must have BS/BA in Nursing or related field OR graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus one year of professional nursing experience. Salary is contingent upon education and experience.

Some Recent Maine Initiatives $4.9 million, three-year Health Care Sector Grant to the Maine Department of Labor to increase the supply and employment of credentialed health care workers in high-demand occupations. As of October 2011, half-way through the grant period, the overall target of training 400 people has been surpassed, with 427 individuals participating in training programs for clinical instructors, allied health professionals, associate and bachelor degree nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants.1 The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to help create a strategic plan for the state’s health workforce development.2 The Organization of Maine Nurse Executives (OMNE) and the Bingham 1 2

Program are partners in the Maine Partners in Nursing Education & Practice Collaborative, a Robert Wood Johnson Partners Investing in Nursing Grant, which will focuses on the educational infrastructure and faculty development as a way to develop Maine’s nursing workforce.3

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$19.55/hr – $25.62/hr* Applicants must have a BS/BA in Nursing or related field and two (2) years of nursing experience OR graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus three (3) years of professional nursing experience. Experience must include one (1) year of related supervisory experience as a charge nurse.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), three-year Personal Health Care Assistant Services Training grant, $2.2 million, 2010–2013, funded to Maine DHHS, to develop a competency-based curriculum and a coordinated training and credentialing system to prepare personal and home care assistance workers in their choice of three entry level positions: PSS (Personal Support Specialist), DSP (Direct Support Professional) and MHRT–1 (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician–1).4

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*Benefit package includes: A $3.00/hr nursing stipend and $0.60 direct care stipend is also paid in addition to hourly base wage. Shift differential and weekend differential paid. State-paid health and dental insurance (value: $341.08 biweekly); Maine State Retirement System (value: 11.54% of salary); 12 paid holidays; sick leave and vacation benefits, and tuition reimbursement. For more information on these positions, please see www.maine.gov/dhhs/riverview/employment/index.html. If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding work environment please submit a State of Maine employment application and cover letter. The application can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/how_to/direct.htm.

Please submit State of Maine employment application materials to: RIVERVIEW PSYCHIATRIC CENTER Kristine Albert, Personnel Officer, Human Resources Department P.O. Box 724; 250 Arsenal St, Augusta, Maine 04332-0724 E: Kristine.albert@maine.gov I P: 207.624.4660 I F: 207.287.7205 I TTY: 1.800.606.0215 AAE/EOE

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Health care and long-term care are vital to Maine’s employment and economic picture. This industry sector includes hospitals, ambulatory care, nursing and residential care services and social assistance industries, is represented in all counties in the state and offers significant job opportunities:1

• 10% of Maine’s business establishments are in the health care sector; • Health care is Maine’s largest economic sector, in terms of number of jobs and wages paid. Representing 18% of statewide employment and 19% of wages paid;

• Increasing demands for service are projected based on population aging and health service use/needs; • Rising demand for services: Maine’s older population groups are projected to grow larger, relative to younger working-age groups, between the period of 2008 to 2020.

• The sector holds state records for sustained job growth (job creation and hiring) over the last 10 years;

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– 65–74 year olds will be Maine’s fastest growing age group, with increases from 15% to 18% by 2015, and to over 21% by 2020. – 85 and older group will grow by 3,000 people (to 11%) between 2008 and 2020.2

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Redington Medical Primary Care has one float position available. This position is a full-time day position that will require floating to all RMPC physician practices as needed. This position will be M– F, generally 8am–5pm with flexibility to work occasional overtime when needed. • Associate Degree in Medical Assistant required or current LPN • High School graduate and Medical terminology required • Good interpersonal skills and organizational skills required • Previous medical office experience is preferred • Certificate required within one year • Must be able to multitask & have computer & typing skills

One full- and one part-time position available working days and every third weekend. We provide progressive pharmacy services to this 25-bed Critical Access Hospital from our location on the Medical/Surgical floor. We are a valued part of the health care team and have achieved an open and cooperative relationship with the Medical and Nursing Staffs. The focus for all of us is quality patient care. We are expanding our services to 12 hours per day on weekdays.

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Occupational Therapist Redington-Fairview General Hospital’s Rehab & Fitness Services is seeking a full-time Occupational Therapist (40 hours per week, M-F) for evaluating and treating both outpatients and acute care inpatients. Maine license required; comfort with electronic medical recording a must. Experience with hand/upper extremity therapy and/or pediatrics helpful. We offer terrific benefits, including generous continuing education support as well as a large, multidisciplinary team for on-going learning and support.

Sterile Processing Technician Full-time position available on the day shift. Flexibility in hours and holiday call rotation coverage required. Sterile processing experience preferred. Duties would include, but not limited to, decontamination, inspection, assembly, and sterilization of instruments and equipment. CRCST (certified sterile processing and distribution technician) required within 18 months of hire.

Apply in person or mail, email or fax your resume to: Redington-Fairview General Hospital 46 Fairview Avenue, P.O. Box 468 Skowhegan, ME 04976 Fax: 207-474-7004 • Email: wbrooks@rfgh.net

Our services include: • Anti-coagulation dosing and monitoring • Patient education • Renal dose adjustment • Clinical drug protocol development and maintenance • Drug information • Immunization screening and ordering. • Antibiotic stewardship including dosing and monitoring. • Pulmonary and Cardiac rehab support • Oncology services The qualified candidate will have previous hospital experience and be available every third weekend.

Unit Coordinator Emergency Room has two openings available, one full-time evenings, 40-hours, 3pm–1am and every other weekend, and one Per Diem position with the ability to cover all shifts, weekends and holidays. • High School plus 2–3 years post secondary education or 2–3 years experience in a secretarial/medical background required. • Medical terminology preferred, required within year of hire. • Applicant must be highly organized, able to work independently and perform effectively under pressure. Assertiveness, interpersonal communication skills and exemplary customer service skills are essential.

One 36-hour night position 7p–7a. Must be able to work 12-hour shifts, including every other weekend. Candidate must: • Be an RN with excellent clinical and interpersonal skills • Be current with BCLS and Neonatal Resuscitation (or NRP within one year). • Be current with IV Certification and experience (or IV certification within one year). Recent perinatal nursing experience preferred

RN Combined Position, Emergency Room/SCU The Emergency room has an opening for 24 hours on the day/evening shift and SCU has a 12-hour position on the day shift, 7am–7pm. • • • •

ED experience preferred Current ACLS, PALS and IV certification ENPC, TNCC, CEN preferred Excellent communication, critical thinking & customer service skills Able to support team functions and work effectively and efficiently within a team environment

RN Emergency Room One 24-hour night position available on the 6pm-6am shift. • • • •

ED experience preferred Current ACLS, PALS and IV certification ENPC, TNCC, CEN preferred Excellent communication, critical thinking & customer service skills

Able to support team functions and work effectively and efficiently within a team environment

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Is it Ethical to Claim you Have Strong Writing Skills if you Hire a Resume Writer? Different Set of Rules for Resumes To answer that question we need to first understand that there is a difference between resume writing skills and other writing skills. There is a completely different set of rules that apply to resumes than to almost any other type of writing. You can be a strong writer, with the power to move people with what you put down on paper, without having the skills to write a resume that presents yourself in the right light. You may ask how this can be. It has much to do with knowing the rules. 1) Avoid the use of full sentences on a resume. Brevity is the watchword for resumes. This is one place where you ignore that rule about fragments. Instead of saying, "I am a motivated, results-driven sales professional," you'll say, "Motivated, results-driven sales professional." Generally, you always drop the subject. Often, you'll drop the verb as well. 2) Never use personal pronouns in a resume. The above example also highlights another important rule. Never say "I" in your resume. It's an obstacle. Let the person reading your resume think in the third person. He or she will mentally think, "He is a motivated, results-driven sales professional." "She is a motivated, resultsdriven sales professional." 3) Avoid the use of articles such as "a" and "the" for the same reason you avoid full sentences. This is a rule I occasionally break, yet I only do so in the objective section if I do. It requires skill to pull this off sometimes without leaving behind a stilted feel to the information.

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easy to spot the fact that you are a good candidate for the position. 5) Always use parallel form in any lists you create. This is a skill that even experienced writers can struggle with. If you always start descriptions of your skills with a verb, then every bullet for that type of information throughout your resume should start with a verb. If you start with an adverb on one line, always use adverbs to start each line.

Parallel Verb Form 1 – For past positions • Developed marketing strategies to break through sales barriers within East Coast sales region • Trained sales personnel to raise sales performance of all team members within each sub-district • Coordinated marketing events to improve lead follow up quality Parallel Verb Form 2 – For present position • Developing marketing strategies to break through sales barriers within East Coast sales region • Training sales personnel to raise sales performance of all team members within each sub-district • Coordinating marketing events to improve lead follow up quality Parallel Adverb Form 1 – For past positions • Actively sought cutting edge marketing strategies to break through sales barriers within East Coast sales region • Creatively found new ways to raise sales performance of all team members within their sub-districts

4) Use bulleted lists to present your information.

• Expressly focused on better coordination of marketing events to improve lead follow up quality

Bulleted lists organize your information for quick scanning. When there are 500 resumes competing with yours, make it

Parallel Adverb Form 2 – For present positions

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marketing strategies to break through sales barriers within East Coast sales region • Creatively finding new ways to raise sales performance of all team members within their sub-districts • Expressly focusing on better coordination of marketing events to improve lead follow up quality The adverb form is more challenging to use. At the same time, it can be very effective at describing the way you approach your job. Adverbs add punch to the verb. They can help you project a picture of how you work and how you would benefit a future employer.

Parallel Transitive Verb Form 1 – For past positions Transitive verbs, those verbs that show action and must be followed by something that you acted upon, can also be effective.

• Demonstrated proposed marketing strategies would break through sales barriers within East Coast sales region • Motivated sales team to reach higher sales goals than ever before considered within each sub-district • Proved that incorporating social networking into marketing events improved lead quality Parallel Transitive Verb Form 2 – For present positions Transitive verbs, those verbs that show action and must be followed by something that you acted upon, can also be effective.

• Demonstrating effectiveness of new marketing strategies by breaking through previous sales barriers within East Coast sales region • Motivating sales team to reach higher sales goals than ever before considered within each sub-district • Proving that incorporating social networking into marketing events improved lead quality

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How often have you seen "Strong verbal and written skills required" in a job description? It seems to appear on almost every job listing. If you are hiring a resume writer, is it ethical to say you have this important job requirement? 6) Avoid bullet lists that sound like a job listing. As you create those bullet lists sharing your skills, inject a sense of how you have performed those primary duties of the jobs you've had in the past. Think beyond what you did, to how you accomplished what you did. 7) Focus on what you have to give. Sure, there are things you need from the employer. There's time enough for discussing that later. Start from the position of "Here's what I can do for you." Let's face it, while you don't want an employer who is only what's-in-it-for-me focused, you can't know who you are dealing with unless you get your foot in the door for an interview. Focus your resume on what you have to offer. In the end, a resume is more than just the ability to write. It also involves a level a design sensitivity. That line, "strong written and verbal skills”, has a different definition depending on the employer. If the job isn't asking you to prove your design skills as well as writing skills, you may be able to ethically claim you have the writing skills the company is looking for, even if you hire someone to help you with your resume.

About the Author: Denise Rutledge has provided resume and cover letter writing services for over three years through WritingasaGhost.com. Her clients have said things like: "I've always gotten an interview when Denise has written my cover letter." R.F. "You are the best money I have ever spent." K.S. She shares this information to empower others to write their own resumes and cover letters for successful job search results. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6631691

October 24–November 6, 2011


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Best Places to Work in Maine Announces #1 Companies LEWISTON, ME — Portland-based Consigli Construction Co., Inc. is ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine� in the large company category. Burgess Advertising & Marketing, also located in Portland, took the same honor in the small/medium category at The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held Oct. 11 at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston. The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company’s employees to a survey. In August, the Best Companies Group released a list of the 40 companies who made the cut as the overall Best Places to Work. The program marks the most recent step in a long-term initiative to encourage growth and

excellence throughout all Maine companies. The rankings for all 40 companies that made the "2011 Best Places to Work in Maine" list were announced to a packed house of more than 450 people: The program also helps companies that want to improve their score. The Best Companies Group’s “Employee Feedback Report� is presented to each participating company, even if it did not make the list. The report summarizes employee engagement and satisfaction data, the "Maine Benchmark Report," and the transcript of employee written comments. The report is used by many organizations to make significant improvements in their workplace culture. Further details about the “Best Places to Work in Maine� program and the awards banquet can be found online at www.bestplacestoworkinme.com.

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The program marks the most recent step in a long-term initiative to encourage growth and excellence throughout all Maine companies. Small/Medium Company Category (15 to 249 U.S. employees) 1. Burgess Advertising & Marketing, Portland 2. Garrand, Portland 3. Skowhegan Savings Bank, Skowhegan 4. MMG Insurance Company, Presque Isle 5. Kepware Technologies, Portland

Large Company Category (250 plus U.S. Employees)

6. Maine Savings Federal Credit Union, Hampden

1. Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Portland

7. Turner Barker Insurance, Portland

2. Edward Jones, Eliot

8. FISC Solutions, Lewiston

3. Unum, Portland

9. Nurse Anesthesia of Maine, Brewer

4. Bangor Savings Bank, Bangor

10. Machias Savings Bank, Machias

5. athenahealth, Inc., Belfast

11. CashStar, Portland

6. Cianbro, Pittsfield

12. MOUNTAIN, LTD, New Gloucester

7. EMHS, Brewer

13. PeoplesChoice Credit Union, Saco

8. New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Norway

14. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Saco

9. Tyler Technologies, Falmouth

15. Hurley Travel Experts, Portland

10. L.L. Bean, Inc., Freeport

16. Volk Packaging Corporation, Biddeford

11. The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor

17. Holden Agency Insurance, Portland 18. PowerPay, LLC, Portland

12. Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway, Bangor

19. Hall Internet Marketing, Scarborough 20. Maine Eye Care Associates, Waterville

The 2011 Best Places to Work in Maine program, sponsored by Bernstein Shur, recognizes companies who have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments. Partners endorsing the program include Best Companies Group; the Maine State Chamber of Commerce; Employment Times/MyJobWave.com; and Mainebiz.

21. GreenPages Technology Solutions, Kittery 22. Bernstein Shur, Portland 23. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Bar Harbor 24. emg3, Portland 25. Port Harbor Marine, South Portland 26. Maine State Credit Union, Augusta 27. Alere Scarborough, Inc., Scarborough

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Skilled Trades

A COMPANY THAT WORKS FOR YOU!

MILLWRIGHTS

Flexible work schedules: Need special start/end times for your workday? Unique days off? Let’s talk. Respect for your individuality: We are not a production shop, your creativity is strongly encouraged. And much more including very competitive pay, full benefits, and education reimbursemet.

A Division of SENIOR OPERATIONS LLC

Mechanical and proficient in welding. Need basic machining knowledge and 3 years experience in similar position.

MACHINISTS

WE OFFER:

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Work for a well-respected organization! A Legacy the World Over

Need “true” Machinists not operators. Manual or CNC. Prefer degree but not required.

Candidates must be able to read blueprints & drawings. For 28 years, our success has been based on strongly supporting our employees! To find out more contact: Rebecca Cote • Tel: 207-783-6680 • Fax: 207-783-8055 Email: becky@mountainmachineworks.com Or apply online at: MyJobWave.com or JobsinME.com Mountain Machine Works, 2589 Hotel Road, Auburn, Maine 04210

Please apply in person or send resume to: Human Resources. WahlcoMetroflex, Inc., 29 Lexington St., Lewiston, ME 04240 Email: reception@wmxinc.com Fax: 207.784.1338 EOE

WELDERS/FABRICATORS 2–4 years experience • GTAW a Plus WahlcoMetroflex is a world leading designer and manufacturer of equipment for controlling and isolating gas flows, and supplying the related duct systems. If you have the qualifications we need, contact us.

To learn more about us visit: WWW.WMXINC.COM

Setting the Service Standard Since 1948

HARTT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. Strong Partnerships Make Strong Futures

Hartt Transportation Systems has been providing professional, reliable and safe motor carrier service to Maine and the nation for over 60 years. Starting in 1948 with a single truck designed to haul gravel and pulpwood, William A. Hartt has directed the company's growth to now include 585 tractors, 1250 trailers, and many dedicated employees.

Mechanics Auburn, ME Terminal

If you are looking for a career challenge and want to work for a great company, we encourage you to submit your resume and salary requirements either by fax, mail, email or in person.

1 Day Shift, 7a–4p, and 1 Night Shift, 3p–Midnight Qualifications for this position will include Class A & D State of Maine Inspection licenses, the ability to work on a fleet of diesel powered class 8 vehicles where the individual will complete routine maintenance; a variety of computerized and manual equipment such as certification in air brakes; tractor/trailer electrical; and air conditioning for Class 8 vehicles. Must have own tools and pay is based on experience. Three years experience is required.

Parts Person Auburn, ME Terminal

John Costley, Shop Foreman Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc. 1591 Hotel Road Auburn, ME 04210 Phone: (207) 782-3597 Fax: (207) 689-2079 Email: jcostley@hartt-trans.com

Must have computer skills and the ability to organize work orders, schedule jobs and supervise mechanics.

Hartt Transportation offers a competitive benefit package including: medical and dental package, paid holidays, paid vacations, sick time, short-term disability, life insurance and a 401(k) program.

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Could you use 15 extra days a year to get your work done? If you always feel harried and harassed to get everything done in your life, think about getting up an hour earlier every day. By getting up just one hour earlier every day for a year, you will add 15 entire days to your life to get things done, according to Leif Hokanson of Personal Best Consulting. www.MyJobWave.com

How Important is it that we Love our Jobs? Work/life balance expert Jim Bird (www.worklifebalance.com) says we hear all the time how important it is to have jobs we love. Yet most people he knows don’t love their work. They either accept it or tolerate it. And that’s okay, Bird says. He points out that while it’s not necessary to be passionate about your job, you should be passionate about how well you do the job. Why? Because that’s what you do for yourself. Lacking passion for your job doesn’t necessarily mean you’re living your life less well than the individual who is passionate about work. Your passion may surface in regard to other areas of your life. Bird offers these suggestions for generating more ardor for living: • Write the essay or book that’s been in the back of your mind. • Take a class in a subject that engrosses you. • Teach a class in the subject that engrosses you. • Cook dinners that will make your friends swoon. • Go to your favorite sporting events. • Let the people you’re closest to know how much you adore them. The key is to set aside time for doing whatever it is you love to do. The first step is deciding you’re going to do it. The important second step, Bird says, is to go for it.

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October 24–November 6, 2011


16- to 20-week National Certificate programs in: • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Setting the Service Standard Since 1948

HARTT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. Strong Partnerships Make Strong Futures

Come be a team player with one of the TOP 250 CARRIERS in the Nation!

Hartt Transportation Systems has been providing professional, reliable and safe motor carrier service to Maine and the nation for over 60 years. Starting in 1948 with a single truck designed to haul gravel and pulpwood, William A. Hartt has directed the company's growth to now include 585 tractors, 1250 trailers, and many dedicated employees.

(with CMAA and CEHRS national certifications)

• Medical Billing & Coding

Classes e Visit us nrolling now! online fo r detail s.

(with CPC national certification)

• Pharmacy Technician (with PTCB national certification)

• Medical Transcription (with all digital dictation equipment and reference books) Send resume or contact for more info: E-mail: info@academyofmedicalprofessions.com Tel: 1.866.516.8274 W W W. A C A D E M Y O F M E D I C A L P R O F E S S I O N S . C O M

Based out of Auburn, ME Terminal

• Regional Drivers • Drivers for Canada

N o w w it h m a tc h company 4 0 1 (k )!

– Must be able to cross border • Paid vacations • Weekly settlements with direct deposit available • Holiday pay after 90 days

• Company matched Medical Insurance available after 30 days

• Free $25,000 Life Insurance after 30 days

• Dental Insurance available after 30 days

• Year round employment

• 401(k) w/company match!

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• Referral Bonus

On self-development Every artist was first an amateur.

Where every employee is a partner. Now Hiring:

• Service & Sales Representative • Hanging

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EARN $1,000 WEEKLY!

• Utility III Full Benefits & 401(k)

Visit our website to apply:

Hartt Transportation offers many other benefits and courtesies to employees. If you are at least 21 years old, have a clean CDL driving record with at least 1 year OTR experience, tanker endorsement, and are ready to give yourself and your family the stability you all deserve, then we encourage you to apply today in person or fax/mail your resume.

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Westbrook, ME

OWNER OPERATORS • Fuel & Toll Discounts • Average 2,800-3,200 Miles a week • All miles paid

• Weekly settlements • Health Insurance after 30 days • Dental Insurance available after 30 days

• Referral Bonus • Year-round employment • Sliding weekly fuel surcharge

We are also hiring owner operators with MC Authority. Growing at a rapid pace, we are looking for owner operators to haul our equipment on a full-time basis in our flatbed and van divisions. Hartt advances 40% of all loads for tolls and fuel. We also offer a quick pay program free of charge and will pay the remainder of the invoices every Friday. Our services handle freight within the 48 states and Canada providing dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight. We have a tremendous and loyal customer base that provides excellent paying freight to desirable lanes.

CDL-A DRIVERS CONTACT:

Outstanding Environmental Performance Hartt Transportation is a SmartWay Transport Partner, utilizing fuel saving strategies as well as actively evaluating the latest emerging technologies.

A PPLICANTS ,

Rick Parisien, Human Resources Director 1-800-341-1586 1-877-689-1084 Bomarc Road Bangor, ME 04401 Fax: 207-945-5193 Email: offhr@hartt-trans.com

Scott Grant, Driver Recruitment 207-689-2076 1591 Hotel Road Auburn, ME 04210 Fax: 207-689-2078 Cell: 207-735-5402

OWNER OPERATORS CONTACT: Bangor Corporate Office Auburn, ME Office 1-800-341-1586 1-866-500-9645 Fax: 207-455-5819 Fax: 207-689-2084 Cell: 207-852-8950 Cell: 207-974-8819 Email: Email: rmarquis@hartt-trans.com awiles@hartt-trans.com

PLEASE REFERENCE J OB C ODE “ET” WHEN APPLYING • WWW. HART T-TRANS . COM

Due to recent changes and upcoming exciting news (that we can’t speak of just yet) we are in need of a talented

SALES/OFFICE ASSISTANT Lewiston, Maine • Full-time • Mon–Fri This is a 50/50 sales and office position. We're looking for someone with the right attitude and sales drive to provide excellent service to our clients and to help our team establish relationships for future business. If you love communicating on the phone, enjoy meeting new people, and are a stickler for details, let's talk!

Responsibilities include: • Maintaining relationships with existing clients through strong customer service • Staying ahead of industry standards and job board trends • Various office duties such as accounts receivable, invoicing, and answering inbound calls • Review of all ads to ensure quality and accuracy

Requirements: • • • •

Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills Strong customer service and communication skills Internet and computer expertise Experience with job boards and Mac platform desirable

We offer: Health, Dental, Onsite health center, STD, Life, Earned time off and Holidays

Submit cover letter and resume before November 17, 2011 for consideration. Employment Times, Code S/OA PO Box 4400, Lewiston, ME 04243-4400 Email: info@MyJobWave.com Online: www.MyJobWave.com Provisional job offer subject to pre-placement medical screening and background check.

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