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GIVE OTHERS HOPE VA Maine Healthcare System Open House & Job Fair Augusta, Maine • November 9, 2011 • 9a.m.–3p.m. Lobby of Building 200, Main Hospital

For more information please call: 207-623-5713 and ask for Dana

Military Veterans: Come in and let us determine if you are eligible for medical benefits. Seeking experienced Registered Nurses, stop by and fill out an application and meet the Nurse Managers from our inpatient units. Open Positions for Physical Therapist at Togus and the Bangor Outpatient Clinic. Come learn “how to apply” for a federal job and see what opportunities we are offering.


Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies

Career Center, U.S. Army, Army National Guard, Veterans Benefits Administration, Angel Flight, Vet Center, OEF/OIF Representative, Women’s Veteran Program will be in attendance.


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Jobs for Maine’s Graduates Receives Grant from Walmart Foundation 16- to 20-week National Certificate programs in: • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (with CMAA and CEHRS national certifications)

• Medical Billing & Coding

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(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: 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

• AAA Northern New England

• Maine State Gov't Internship

• Albin, Randall & Bennett

• MAS Home Care of Maine

• Aroostook Medical Center

• Mayo Regional Hospital

• athenaHealth

• Mercy Hospital

• Bank of America

• Mert Enterprises

• Bankers Life & Casualty Co.

• My Job Wave

• Catholic Charities


• Community Care

• Pen Bay Healthcare

• CVS/Caremark

• Promoworks

• Eastern Maine Medical Center

• Providence Service Corp

• Enterprise • Hannaford Stores • Hollywood Slots • Houlton Regional Hospital • • Jackson Laboratory • KeyBank • LePage Bakeries

• Sebasticook Valley Health • SequelCare of Maine • U.S. Cellular • UCP of Maine • Verizon Wireless • VIP Auto Parts

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.


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 , 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 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, or call 207.620.7180, ext. 20

• Wal-Mart Stores • WB Mason • Witham Family Properties

• Liberty Mutual • Maine Air National Guard

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.

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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.

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Free online learning service available to Maine citizens at public libraries AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine State Library is pleased to announce a new web-based learning service available to Maine citizens at public libraries throughout the state. The LearningExpress Library online learning platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date test preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams as well as improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math. This service is provided as part of the Maine Public Library Information Commons Project. This federal grant is funded through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Job Search Improving the job search process, preparing for career certification, raising college entrance test scores, and improving 21st century basic skills are all possible with just the click of a mouse at the Maine State Library and your local public library. Also available in the LearningExpress Library are job skills tutorials to assist in creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. Patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-Book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. This innovative platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring, and diagnostic

feedback and can be accessed from any computer that has an Internet connection. Visit your local public library, log on to a computer, and enjoy free, unlimited access to interactive, skill building courses in math, reading, and writing as well as a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB Core, and EMT Basic, as well as firefighter, police officer, paramedic, Allied Healthcare, U.S. Citizenship, postal worker, cosmetology, and real estate agent and broker exams. In addition, the LearningExpress Library's Popular Software Tutorials provide patrons with proficiency in software applications, helping them navigate and excel in today's information age. Computer aptitude is a critical component of the 21st century skill set, and an indisputable necessity for workplace success. This comprehensive suite of tutorials gives users the necessary tools for gaining a competitive edge in today's fierce global economy and workplace environment. This valuable service is available 24/7 from any Internet-enabled computer—in your library and even from your home. To find out more about how you can access LearningExpress Library, visit your local public library or visit and click on Instructions to Access from Home.

Harvest Job Fair “A Salute to Veterans” All job seekers are welcome.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10am–1pm Bell Tower Square, 60 Island St., Lawrence, MA 01840 For more information visit Employers to Date Include: American Career Institute American Resource Staffing Benchmark Senior Living Cambridge College Coworx EnPro Services Frito Lay Homisco, Inc Lia Sophia National Employment

Nestles (Josephʼs Gourmet Pasta) Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Primerica Financial Services SendOutCards US Army US Army National Guard Windham Professionals UPS And more!

GENERAL PUBLIC IS WELCOME: • Bring several copies of your Resume • Dress Professionally • Bring your VWCC Membership Card for quicker access into the event

Attention Employers: Don’t miss out on an opportunity to meet qualified candidates. If you have questions or would like to register to attend, contact: Larry Snow • 978-469-7819 •

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SENIOR GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST The Maine State Chamber is a not-for-profit organization and is the “Voice of Maine Business” in Augusta. Resumés with a cover letter should be addressed to: Peter M. Gore, Vice President for Advocacy and Government Relations 125 Community Drive Suite 101 Augusta ME 04330

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce, a statewide business association with over 500 members and a network of nearly 5,000 businesses, is seeking an individual to fill the position of Senior Governmental Affairs Specialist. The position will serve as part of the Chamber’s advocacy team, representing the concerns of its business members on issues including taxation, education, workforce development and business regulation before the Maine Legislature, the Office of the Governor, and the public. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated knowledge of public policy development and the legislative process. In addition, the individual should have strong writing, analytical and public speaking skills, and experience using social media outreach. Salary is commensurate on experience.

Resume and cover letter must be submitted no later than Friday, November 11, 2011

Like everything else in life resumes are subject to fads. A few short years ago it was strongly suggested that all job seekers limit their resumes to one page, even if you’ve had extensive education and some really impressive positions along your career path. Today most interviewers will agree it is more important in how the resume flows than how long or short it is.

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Maine State Chamber celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of Maine businesses Eight annual Awards presented to businesses, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, as well as local chamber executives and volunteers BANGOR, Maine – At its Annual Awards Dinner, held in Bangor on October 26, The Maine State Chamber of Commerce presented eight prestigious recognitions to companies and individuals from communities across this state. "We are filled with hope and encouragement tonight," noted Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. "These companies are examples to us all: Some have overcome great odds to succeed and thrive; others have employed innovation and creativity to adapt in the ever-changing marketplace; and, still others understand how having the right attitude makes a world of difference." 2011 Alton "Chuck" Cianchette Business Hall of Fame. The 2011 Alton "Chuck" Cianchette Business Hall of Fame will be presented to the family of Robert H. Reny, Sr. in his memory and in recognition of his lifelong contribution to Maine's business community. This annual award, in honor of Alton "Chuck" Cianchette, recognizes the contributions of an individual who has demonstrated public service leadership as well as business success. Accepting the award in memory of Robert H. Reny was his son, John Reny, president of R.H. Reny, Inc. Robert H. Reny, Sr. opened his first store in Damariscotta, Maine in 1949. Today Reny's employs 525 employees and has 16 store locations in Maine. Reny's is one of the very few family-owned businesses that still exist in the State of Maine. Bob Reny was an icon throughout Maine, receiving numerous awards and countless recognition. Just some of his many accomplishments include: being a member, and president, of the Maine Merchants Association, as well as a Maine Merchants Association Retailer of

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the Year in 1981. He was on the board of directors, and was one-time chairman, of the Maine Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was also a member of the Small Business Administration National Advisory Council. He was on the board of directors for Central Maine Power Co., Damariscotta Bank and Trust, and was a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary. U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe and former Governor John R. McKernan, Jr. issued a statement on the passing of Bob Reny in 2009, remarking that Reny had been "a dear friend to us since our days in the state legislature. Bob was a true entrepreneur and visionary business owner whose pioneering spirit turned a unique business idea into a staple of communities throughout Maine." 2011 Maine Investor Awards. Four 2011 Maine Investor Awards will be presented to Affiliated Healthcare Systems; Boyne Resorts; D&G Machine Products, Inc.; Fisher Engineering. The Maine Investor Awards recognize Maine businesses for outstanding contributions to the growth of their companies and the state's economy. We salute those that invest in the development of their community and our state.

Affiliated Healthcare Systems: Affiliated Healthcare Systems (AHS) – with corporate offices in Bangor & regional locations in Portland, Maine, and Rutland, Vermont – is the entrepreneurial, taxable subsidiary of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS). From $20 million in annual sales and four divisions in 1991, AHS is expected to generate in 2012 more than $140 million in annual sales from its 17 operating divisions and joint ventures. With more than 750 employees located in Maine, AHS is especially proud of the fact that 14 of its 16 senior leaders are Maine "kids." AHS creates, develops and expands health-related businesses that serve the

overall clinical mission of EMHS. Principally, AHS both provides costeffective support services to the EMHS family and offers its entire menu of services on a competitive basis elsewhere throughout New England. AHS operating divisions and joint ventures include a continuing care retirement community, reference lab, web design and management, medical supplies/ equipment, medical supplies logistics, debt collection, retail pharmacies, drug testing, employee assistance programs, workforce training and education, freight & courier services, medical transcription, ground ambulance, emergency dispatch/billing, commercial warehousing and medical equipment repair services. AHS clients include more than 900 physicians, clinics and hospitals for its healthcare support services, and more than 800 commercial customers for its drug testing, freight/ courier, EAP, workforce training, web design, and debt collections programs. Its three-year growth goal is to create an average of two new Maine-based companies or joint ventures annually. AHS earned "Best Places to Work in Maine" recognition in both 2009 and 2010 and "Gold Award" status in 2010 from the Wellness Council of America in recognition of its achievements in health promotion. Accepting the award on behalf of Affiliated Healthcare Systems was Miles Theeman, President and COO.

Boyne Resorts: Founded by Everett Kircher in 1947, Boyne Resorts remains a privately held family company now under the leadership of his four children. Boyne Resorts purchased Sunday River and Sugarloaf from The American Skiing Company in 2007. The company soon became the largest ski resort operator in North America in terms of number of

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resorts, and third in number of skier visits at almost 3.8 million visitors. Boyne Resorts also holds or held numerous patents on snowmaking technologies and has unveiled its latest technology in the Boyne Low E Fan Gun throughout its Eastern resorts. The company has invested in both mountains and has managed to grow each year, despite the economic climate. Since 2007, Boyne Resorts has reinvested more than $30 million into Sunday River, including a new lift, slope lighting, zipline tours, and lodging upgrades. Major improvements in snowmaking and grooming include 75 low energy fan guns and two groomers, lift improvements. Boyne's more than $11 million at Sugarloaf include a new, state of the art quad chairlift, four new groomers, and substantial improvements to the resort's snowmaking infrastructure. In addition, Boyne has begun a massive terrain expansion onto neighboring Burnt Mountain, making Sugarloaf the largest ski resort east of the Rocky Mountains. Working with the Sugarloaf Mountain Condominium Center Association, Boyne has reinvested more than $600,000 into the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel. For the past several years, Sugarloaf and Sunday River have dedicated over a million dollars a year to help drive tourism to Maine from across the country and international markets. From national print ad campaigns to overseas sales trips, Sugarloaf and Sunday River combine to draw over three-quarters of a million people to Maine's ski slopes each year. Throughout the past half decade, Sunday River Resort has worked to be a positive and contributing member of the surrounding communities in which its team members live and work. In 2010, Sunday River reinvested over half a

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Academy of Medical Professions – Instructors needed Down East Community Hospital – Assistant Nurse Manager, Emergency Department Hawthorne House – CNAs, CMTs, CRMAs

Home Care for Maine – Personal Support Specialists

Maine Veterans’ Homes – CNAs

Lincoln County Health Care – Multiple openings

Riverview Psychiatric Center – Hospital Nurse II & III

Maine Mental Health Partners – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Redington-Fairview General Hospital – Multiple openings

Support Solutions – Direct Support Professionals Tri-County Mental Health Services – Multiple openings VA Healthcare Systems – Multiple openings WABAN – Multiple openings

Data from the State of the State’s Health Workforce: Aligning Resources to Meet Maine’s Needs By Employment Times Staff with Information provided by the Maine Department of Labor

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 October 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. 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, long-term 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 post-secondary – 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. 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 sectors, working in biotechnology research, regulatory and >>>

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.

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Adult ACT Team

Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, providing psychiatric assessment, treatment, and ongoing medication management services to adults with chronic mental illness as well as co-occurring disorders. Candidates must have keen interpersonal and clinical skills, and must enjoy working in a Portland, Maine dynamic, fast-paced team setting. Must be licensed to practice in the State of Maine and have at least two years of experience in 24 hours per week. Work collaboratively on psychiatric practice. In addition, experience working within a Cognitive/Behavioral and/or our multidisciplinary DBT treatment approach preferred. Adult ACT Team.

$18.20/hr – $23.68/hr*

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

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.

HOSPITAL NURSE III’s $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.

Apply with resume to:

*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.

Assistant Nurse Manager

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Emergency Department Are you looking for a quiet lifestyle and fast-paced work environment in a beautiful coastal location? We are located in Machias, a family-oriented college town on the scenic coast of Downeast Maine. Are you a leader committed to excellence and quality patient care? Would you like to learn more about the position and our hospital? Take the first step...

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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:

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: I P: 207.624.4660 I F: 207.287.7205 I TTY: 1.800.606.0215 AAE/EOE

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Direct Support Professionals

A Home Away from Home for Residents & Staff


Hawthorne House

Want to make a difference? Benefits include health, dental, retirement, vacation, extensive training, long- & short-term disability, and employee discounts at area businesses.

Come meet our Recruiter to learn about Full- and Part-Time jobs with great benefits. Don’t miss it!

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.

Saturday, November 12 in Springvale, 9a–1p


Positions immediately available in our Sanford, Kennebunk, Springvale and North Berwick homes.

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!

On-the-spot screenings. Meaningful employment in an environment where employees are respected and valued.

CRMAs preferred but we will train individuals who are caring and reliable.


Directions: 102 Pleasant Street, Springvale, ME, right next to Metrocast.

• 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: Hawthorne House, 6 Old County Road, Freeport, ME, 04032

For more information on how you can make a difference visit us at Please email your interest to or fax 207-324-6050.

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

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– 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.

Meet with healthcare providers about career opportunities! See page 2

PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS To assist with homemaker duties and Personal Care (Bathing, Dressing, etc.). PCA/PSS/CNA Certification a plus but not required.

We offer FREE PSS CERTIFICATION to our Employees! STATEWIDE OPENINGS for Days, Evenings & Weekends Call us at 1-800-639-3084 or apply online at


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Maine Veterans’ Homes is a public, not-for-profit organization committed to providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation, long-term residential and dementia care to veterans, their spouses, widows, widowers, and gold star parents. WE OFFER EXCELLENT WAGES & B ENEFITS I NCLUDING: • Medical, Dental, Life, STD & LTD • Generous Earned Benefit Time • Participation in Maine State Retirement • 403(b) with Employer Match • Continuing Education • Tuition Loan Assistance



Part-Time, Evenings • Per Diem, All Shifts Maine Veterans’ Homes–Scarborough is an exemplary 150 bed facility with approximately 240 employees. We offer an excellent working environment with generous wages and shift differentials.

Interested applicants should mail, fax or email a resume with cover letter to: Assistant Director of Nursing, Maine Veterans' Homes, 290 U. S. Rte. 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 Email: • Fax: (207) 289-3482

Our Mission is to inspire and support a culture of possibilities. If this is a Mission you can take pride in, please read more and apply.

• Full-Time, Part-Time & Float opportunities • FLOAT: $11/hr. We pay mileage! Flexible scheduling required Contact Kim Dionne, In Central Maine: 124 Canal St., Lewiston, ME In Southern Maine: 56 Industrial Park Rd, Saco, 04240 ME 04072 207-795-0672 ext. 2108 207-294-7458 ext. 1131

Benefit information & applications available at


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Classes enrolling now! See page 12

Great extra income for Coders & Pharmacy Techs!

Instructors Needed! Now seeking for 1 or 2 nights/wk, 3-hour classes:

• Billing/Coding

(CPC Certified)

Casco, Freeport, Readfield, and Gardiner The Academy of Medical Professions is a licensed Proprietary School certified in Maine by the Maine State Department of Education and have established ourselves with the Adult Education Systems with great success.

• Medical Terminology • Medical Office Specialist/Front Office Skills

Email resume or contact us for more info: E-mail: • 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

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

Come join our team of dedicated professionals!

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CNAs Full-, Part-Time & Per Diem

Housekeeper Full-Time & Per Diem

Medical Assistants Part- & Full-Time

Physical Therapist Full-Time in Boothbay

Tel: 207-563-4557

$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 index.shtml


Lincoln County Healthcare has the following openings:

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provided funding to help create a strategic plan for the state’s health workforce development.2

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Project (Floor) Person Full-Time, Nights

Registered Nurse Full-, Part-Time & Per Diem

Respiratory Therapist Per Diem & Full-Time Temp

W W W. L C H C A R E E R S . O R G The Organization of Maine Nurse Executives (OMNE) and the Bingham 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 US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), threeyear 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

Army medicine: A compelling career choice for all life stages (ARA) – The U.S. Army has one of the largest comprehensive systems of health care in the country and offers physicians the chance to provide highquality patient care without concern about the business side of running a practice. Army physicians often practice in diverse environments - from large hospitals in major American cities to rural clinics in third-world countries. These opportunities help expand their professional and leadership skills, regardless of where their careers take them. Biology lab to basic training When student Allyson Fewell decided on a career in medicine, it was because she knew she wanted to interact with people and serve humanity - two things she felt she could not achieve working only in a lab. But funding medical school presented a serious challenge. "I knew I didn't want to take on $150,000 in debt. Then I heard that I should learn more about the opportunities in military medicine," says Fewell. "Both my grandfathers served in World War II and their experience sparked my interest in exploring the Army." The Army's F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and loan repayment helps defray the cost of medical school, and financial rewards can exceed what professionals in some areas will earn in the private sector. After speaking with many people who also took the military route, Fewell learned the Army would pay for her tuition and provide her with a living allowance. In exchange, she would give four years of service, with the option of staying on after she met the service requirement. The call to service and her patriotism were two very important, intangible reasons she joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Now a captain in the Army and chief of medical residents at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Fewell credits her success to all of the teachers, mentors and leaders who opened doors and helped her find the right career fit. Last year, Fewell traveled to Haiti with a group of volunteer military doctors after the earthquakes there devastated much of the country. Achieving a lifelong dream at 60 Not every career path is a straightforward one. In 1984, at age 34, Dr. Dore Gilbert, a dermatologist in Orange County, Calif., was in serious discussions with a recruiter about joining the Army Medical Corps.

But with young children and an established medical practice, he just couldn't sign on the dotted line. Instead, he channeled his desire to be of service by sitting on his local school board for many years. Years later, with all five of his kids out of college, his youngest joined the Marines and renewed Dr. Gilbert's interest in the Army. At age 60, he finally joined the Army Reserve.

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"The camaraderie is the draw - and the sense of doing something important," says Gilbert. "It gives me the opportunity to help young men and women who are the best of the best. And being a reserve officer allows me to keep my practice."

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He received the rank of lieutenant colonel because of his years of clinical practice and quickly began training to pass physical training requirements (27 sit-ups in two minutes, 18 push-ups in two minutes and running two miles in 19 minutes, 54 seconds). Surprising even himself, he surpassed each of these necessary benchmarks and began blogging about his experiences on an Army website,

BRIDGTON — Bobbi Cribby, BSN, MS, director of clinical practice at Bridgton Hospital, has been elected president of the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives.

England College. She joined the Bridgton Hospital nursing staff in 1971 and has served in numerous roles during her tenure. She is a resident of Naples.

Cribby is responsible for management of clinical initiatives, including project management, evidence-based practice quality and regulatory oversight.

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After six months back home, serving one weekend a month, now it's off to Afghanistan. Gilbert's three-and-a-half month assignment overseas is to stabilize wounded Soldiers while they wait for surgeons. His experience as a dermatologist will also help Soldiers return to the field faster as they will no longer need to travel to Germany for skin treatments he can address on site. "It's a very high tempo base, and supporting the thousands of soldiers in the brigade is exactly what I want to be doing at this stage in my career. The Army Reserve allows me to gain these great new experiences and do something meaningful while knowing my practice is covered until I return home," says Gilbert. "And, according to the general, I am the oldest soldier in the brigade." Dynamic career, meaningful work An Army medical career offers a variety of financial incentives and benefits, including medical scholarships, loan repayment, internship programs and financial assistance to medical residents and postgraduate students. For example, students training to be Army physicians receive a monthly stipend of $2,088 to help cover living expenses during medical school. For more information about careers, incentives and benefits, visit

A graduate of Mercy School of Nursing, Cribby received her BSN from St. Joseph’s College and her MS in health care administration from New

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WABAN Medical Waiver Float Direct Support Professional Benefits: • Paid Time Off (PTO) • 11 Paid Holidays • Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance • Retirement (403B with a company match) • E.A.P (Employee Assistance Program) • Employee Discounts

Waban is seeking individuals that would like to become a part of our Medical Waiver Float Team. Members are responsible for maintaining a safe and supportive environment where consumers can develop personally satisfying lifestyles and learn skills of independence and increase self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible. Some duties include assisting individuals in all areas of daily living including personal. Hourly Wages: Shifts:

Start at $12.50 upon hire per hour Tuesday through Saturday Sunday through Thursday 2nd and 3rd shift

CRMA - Direct Support Professional Benefits: • Retirement (403B with company match) • E.A.P (Employee Assistance Program) • Employee Discounts

Waban is seeking individuals that would like to become a part of a Per-Diem Team. Members are responsible for maintaining a safe and supportive environment where consumers can develop personally satisfying lifestyles and learn skills of independence and increase self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible. Some duties include assisting individuals in all areas of daily living including personal care, feeding, toileting, medication administration, socialization, transportation recreation and leisure activities. This is a Per-Diem position and works on an "as needed" basis Hourly Wages: Shifts:

$11.00–$13.00 per hour All shifts needed

Training - Waban provides, paid training and development opportunities based on individual needs and as required by position. Culture - Waban is committed to providing a safe work environment where employees are valued and respected Contact Information - HR Recruiter, Waban Projects, Inc., 5 Dunaway Dr., Sanford, ME 04073 207-324-7955 ext 603

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A 36-hour per week position, the applicant must be available for day & evening shifts, weekends, holidays, vacation coverage and absences. This position is primarily a day shift. Also one per diem position available. • Previous experience in Medical Record Terminology or Medical background with general office experience and skills. • Basic computer knowledge. • Applicant must be highly organized, able to work independently and perform effectively under pressure and good telephone technique. Ability to interact professionally with multiple age groups and disciplines.

Computer Technician IT Department has one full-time position available. This entry level position supports end users in person, by email and by phone. The Computer Technician provides assistance for employees with software and hardware (printers, scanners, PCs, mobile devices) issues. Knowledge of Windows XP and Windows 7 is essential. Willingness to learn software packages is vital. Teamwork is critical as well as willingness to share on call responsibilities and assist with projects outside the regular work day. Good customer service and communication skills are required. Knowledge of basic networking, Active Directory, and Microsoft Office is highly desirable.

Medical Assistant/LPN 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

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.

Sterile Processing Technician Sterile Processing Department has a 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.

Tumor Registrar Oncology Department has one 24-hour position available on the day shift. This position requires a strong knowledge of Metriq software. • The successful candidate will be responsible for state reporting of registry data • Computer skills required

• Previous medical office experience is preferred

• Must be able to work in a team environment

• Certificate required within one year

• Certification preferred

• Must be able to multitask and have computer and typing skills

• Previous experience in Medical Record Terminology or Medical background with general office experience and skills

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

• Applicant must be highly organized, able to work independently, perform effectively under pressure and good telephone technique • Ability to interact professionally with multiple age groups and disciplines

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One 36-hour night position, 7pm–7am. 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 and customer service skills • Able to support team functions and work effectively and efficiently within a team environment

RN Combined Position IV Team/Med/Surg Unit This is a 32-hour position available for the evening shift. Sixteen hours on the IV team, asked to cover for weekends, holidays and vacation coverage when needed, and 16 hours on the Medical Surgical Unit. • One year experience as a RN for the IV Team • Medical/Surgical experience preferred and available to work every other weekend and share in the holiday rotation.

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 and customer service skills Able to support team function and work effectively and efficiently within a team environment

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Employment opportunities for Medical Billing and Coding Specialists The decision to pursue a medical billing and coding career is a very smart one because this field is growing rapidly. Though the medical billing and coding salary in general is respectable, compensation varies based on factors like geographic area, type of employer, and specialization in a certain area of medicine or type of facility. This last aspect is particularly important as having knowledge of specialized billing and coding requirements is very valuable from a compensation perspective. Coders assign the appropriate diagnosis and treatment codes based on an analysis of patient charts. Billers assume the responsibility of getting the health care professional or facilities paid for services rendered. They enter relevant information into the software and ensure that the required documents are completed and approved. Medical billing is

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sometimes considered a sub-specialty of medical coding, though the same person may perform both jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the average 2010-2011 salary ranges from $20,850 to $51,510. Salaries for the two occupations are considered together, but medical coders can expect their earnings to be toward the higher end as they usually must undergo additional training to obtain a certification. The federal government pays the highest wages of all industries offering employment in this field, paying an average annual salary of $45,120. Average salary in a hospital environment is $35,870 and physician offices pay $28,460 on average. The AAPC Medical Coding Salaries Survey is a good source of compensation data specific to medical coding. According to the latest

survey, certified medical coders earn an average of $45,404 and non-certified coders make $37,746 annually, on average. This salary differential of more than $7,600 illustrates that becoming certified can be worth the extra time and effort. Years of experience and size of employer both positively impact annual salary for medical coders and this also holds true for medical billers. One way that both medical billers and coders can specialize is by working within a certain type of facility. Mental health providers, nursing homes, dentists, hospice providers, and physical, speech, and occupational therapy clinics or providers are just a few of the specialized environments available. Each of these makes use of a distinctive set of medical billing diagnosis and treatment codes. Some billing specialists begin their careers by

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working for a medical billing services company. This often exposes them to a variety of facilities so they can learn the ins and outs of billing and coding within each one. Workers use one or more types of software to create paper and electronic claims for submission to insurance companies. Medical billing and coding salary figures are expected to continue their positive trending. Employment in both fields is anticipated to grow much faster than the average for other occupations. Medical coders will continue to make a higher salary than billers due to the relevant certification being preferred by employers. However, employment in either area offers opportunities to increase earnings through factors like specialization in a certain type of facility or area of medicine. Article Source:

Highlights of the Maine Healthcare Workforce Data Healthcare 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; Healthcare 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; The sector holds state records for sustained job growth (job creation and hiring) over the last 10 years; The sector employs more than 60 occupational titles with jobs across all Maine counties;

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. – 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

1 Bureau of Labor Standards: Maine Center for Workforce Research and Information, Health Workforce Analysis: 2–LTC– Needs–Assessment–2010.pdf)

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Continued from page 4 million dollars back into its communities through its many charitable giving programs. Sugarloaf is also active in its local community, serving as one of the largest employers in all of Franklin County, and aiding worthy local organizations through donations from the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust. Accepting the award on behalf of Boyne Resorts were Dana Bullen, General Manager for Sunday River, and John Diller, President of Sugarloaf.

D&G Machine Products, Inc.: From its origins in the one-car garage behind David Gushee's house, D&G Machine Products, Inc. has grown and evolved into a team of more than 130 highly skilled people dedicated to providing customers with engineering excellence, product quality, and on-time performance. D&G Machine is an incredible example of business success! Focusing on what they do best, the company has grown to be recognized internationally for its quality products, which are used in applications around the globe. Founded in 1967 by David Gushee and Fred Loring, D&G is now a privately-held company incorporated under the laws of the State of Maine. Originally specializing in the production of custom tooling and dies for capital equipment manufacturers located in and around Portland, they added fabrication and welding during the first five years to complement our rapidly expanding machining capabilities. They also introduced field services to expand their capabilities. In response to the emerging high-tech market of the 1970s and the demand for more sophisticated design and engineering services, D&G soon added prototype design and engineering analysis to their credentials. Having outgrown the garage by 1972, D&G expanded its operations to the South Portland waterfront. By 1993, they had outgrown the South Portland facility and then moved to its present Westbrook location. In just five years, D&G had outgrown that 55,000 sq-ft facility, and added 35,000 additional square feet. And then again in 2001, they added a 12,000 sq-ft facility to house their light-manufacturing center.

To remain competitive, their first CNC vertical milling center went online in 1980, followed shortly by CNC turning and horizontal milling centers. In 1994, their first full 5 axis CNC machining center was added to a long list of hightech CNC machine tools. Later in the 1990s, they became certified to ISO9002, making its quality program recognized worldwide. As the company matured, it has effectively managed and controlled production growth through strict quality, production, cost control, and accounting systems. These systems have been integrated, giving managers accurate information when they need it. Today, D&G Machine is positioning itself for future growth by continuing to invest internally in the latest machine tool technologies such as its two brand new Mazak Integrex Mill Turn machining centers. Added in 2011, these two machining centers account for a $2 million investment. Additionally, D&G is looking to the future by expanding into and growing its Gorham fabrication facility into a state of the art "Welding Center of Excellence" by supplying diverse industries such as Power Generation and U.S military with high quality machined fabrications. Accepting the award was the company's president, Duane Gushee.

Fisher Engineering: Fisher Engineering is the North American leader in the design, manufacture and sale of snow and ice control equipment for light trucks. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Rockland, Maine, and has been manufacturing FISHER® snowplows for more than 60 years. As a division of Douglas Dynamics, Inc., the company now markets three brands - WESTERN®, FISHER® and BLIZZARD®) - which are among the most established and recognized in the industry. Fisher Engineering's focus is on its customers through dedication to industry best quality, service, and innovative products. In 2010, the Rockland facility completed construction of 52,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space, along with 65,000 square feet of additional on-site storage space, now giving the

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total facility 210,000 square feet of building. With the physical expansion in 2010 came the Maine production of BLIZZARD® snowplows, along with all three brands of sand and salt spreaders. The manufacturer also pursued a Lean Business Unit Manufacturing strategy during the plant upgrades, which resulted in 80% of the facility undergoing a complete re-layout. Since announcing its plan, Fisher Engineering has added more than 100 positions - from shop floor associates to professional, managerial, and engineering roles. Today, total staffing in Rockland numbers close to 300, and the company still needs a few more! Accepting the award on behalf of Fisher Engineering was the company's HR manager, Jennifer Andrews. President's Recognition Award Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, will present his annual President's Recognition Award to UNUM. This honor is presented to a company or individual for their demonstrated involvement in the promoting the mission and activities of the

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Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Accepting the award on behalf of UNUM was Michael Simonds, senior vice president of growth operations. A true community partner, Unum contributes significant financial and human resources annually to various statewide efforts and causes. At Unum's core 160 years ago, integrity, determination, innovation and leadership remain as relevant to their business today. A company of 2,900 people in Maine, Unum is a leading provider of employee benefits products and services. They believe strongly in the positive impact they have on the businesses and employees they help protect and the lives they touch. Unum's total charitable giving for 2010 was $6.7 million, and of that, $1.7 was donated in Maine. Employees pledged an additional $600,000 to United Way and volunteered 40,000 hours to non-profit organizations. Approximately 150 executives serve on nonprofit boards throughout the state. In addition, Unum

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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.


CDL-A DRIVERS Based out of Auburn, ME Terminal

• Regional Drivers • Drivers for Canada • Weekly settlements with direct deposit available • Holiday pay after 90 days

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• Company matched Medical Insurance available after 30 days

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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.

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.


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

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

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

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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.

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

MACHINISTS 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: Or apply online at: or Mountain Machine Works, 2589 Hotel Road, Auburn, Maine 04210

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donated $590,000 worth of in-kind contributions through office furniture and supplies to various nonprofits throughout the state. A repeat recipient of “Best Places to Work in Maine”, Unum has a strong focus on education to help prepare students for college, career and citizenship. A commitment to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute provides funding to support field trips for students. Support for Jobs for Maine's Graduates includes a sleep-over in the corporate headquarters in Portland for about 150 eighth graders in JMG's Project Reach program. Unum also supports the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education and the Compact for Higher Education. A strong partner with The Mitchell Institute, Unum hosts its MILE II weekend, a leadership/career event that builds connections for current Mitchell scholars and Mitchell alumni. Unum also supports STRIVE U in Portland and had a recent graduate from that program intern with its Community Relations department to help build skills to help gain full-time employment. The company supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine with a charitable donation, as well as a monthly volunteer commitment for one of its clubhouses in Portland. Mentoring is a big piece of its volunteer effort, and students from the South Portland schools come to Unum each week for one-on-one mentoring. Employees also volunteer for the Portland Mentoring Alliance, Long Creek Youth Development Center and LearningWorks. 2011 Chamber Executive of the Year. The 2011 Chamber Executive of the Year will be presented to Daniel Bookham, Executive Director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. Each year this award recognizes a local chamber executive's hard work and dedication on efforts such as economic development initiatives, successful events, and an improved bottom line, as well as demonstrated involvement in collaborative ventures in support of local/regional chambers. In 2009, Daniel Bookham became the executive director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville (CRL) Chamber of Commerce. From his first day

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on the job, it was clear that he was a collaborator, a stabilizer, a diplomat, and a leader. In fact, his ability to manage change, to adapt, and to focus on results, as well as his resiliency as a leader, has turned the chamber around. Under Dan's leadership and through his example, the chamber staff has jelled as a team and turnover has ceased. Together, they have embraced new challenges and exceeded expectations. A 600+-member, $400,000 organization, the CRL Chamber had traditionally operated at a small deficit each year and utilized a line of credit in order to cover cash flow shortfalls. Shortly after his arrival, Dan was able to reorganize operating procedures, reduce expenses, and create a balanced budget. Last year his operating budget reflected income greater than expenses, yielding a positive cash flow and creating its first operating reserves. The CRL Chamber experienced a 20-percent increase in membership in the past two years, in a soft and declining economy. Further, no event during his tenure has lost money or failed to cover expenses. Perhaps most notably, Dan recently became executive director of the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, which was created through a merger of the CRL Chamber and the Penobscot Bay Chamber in nearby Rockland-Thomaston. Throughout the processes, Dan showed tireless attention to the tiniest of organizational details, a commitment to building bridges, and a resolve for open communication. Dan's effective leadership style, creativity and successful results have created confidence and transformed the merger process. Dan felt strongly that the word "collaboration" should and would replace the word "competitor," and that any effort to regionalize should be a process, not an annual discussion. Combining these chambers into a single entity creates the fourth-largest chamber in the state of Maine, with a membership base of more than 1,000 members, and an operating budget approaching $1 million. Dan refuses to focus on the activities of only Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville. Instead, he continues to promote the region as the critical piece of expanding

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Maintenance Technicians 2nd & 3rd Shifts • Full-Time w/Benefits Lewiston, ME • Schedule includes some weekends.

Requirements: • Must have good skills in both MECHANICAL and ELECTRICAL. • Must have knowledge in Electrical Controls, Troubleshooting, PLCs, AC/DC motores, & PMs. • Ability to work with Robotic, Pneumatic, Hydraulic, & Diagnostic Equipment. • At least 18 years old withHS diploma/GED

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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.

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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.

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

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.


the economic activities for members. Dan is the informal coordinator of economic development programming in the Midcoast region. The seasonal nature of these coastal communities has been altered forever. 2011 Chamber Volunteer of the Year

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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.

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The 2011 Chamber Volunteer of the Year will be presented to Floyd Rockholt of Eagle Hill Stamp & Coin in Presque Isle. This award honors an individual who is actively dedicated to the vitality of their local chamber. Nominated by Theresa Fowler of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, Floyd Rockholt has been in business in downtown Presque Isle for 28 years. He has been an active member of the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, formerly the Presque Isle Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served multiple terms on its board of directors during those 28 years. Floyd not only is an adept business owner but at the same time is extremely generous with his time for others. His great sense of humor adds light to tense situations. He is never confrontational and always a professional. He has patience, integrity and has earned the respect of those who interact with him. A trusted and dedicated friend, Floyd thinks of others always before himself and can be found giving his time and energy to the many events, projects and committees connected to the Chamber throughout the year. Floyd's help, positive energy, and unselfish attitude ensure success at every event. The word "no" does not seem to be in his vocabulary! Floyd is arguably one of the Chamber's most active Directors and often represents the Chamber at members' ribbon-cutting exercises (sometimes up to a few per month). In addition to being the Treasurer

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and responsible for financials, he also serves on the Executive Committee. Floyd has a very good business sense as evidenced by the success of his own business and brings much added value to meetings. Floyd plays by the rules and adheres to the by-laws, reminding the board regularly when it is not in compliance. He is fiscally responsible and we trust and respect him for this immensely. His longevity on the board serves to act as an anchor holding the group true to its values. This characteristic is invaluable to the newer members of the board. He is involved in several community organizations, in addition to the chamber of commerce, including Rotary, ACAP, and the Presque Isle Development Fund. In addition to his formal commitments to the various organizations, he willingly gives his time and advice to anyone who asks him. Floyd is very humble and shies away from the spotlight. When the Chamber and the community have to depend on help to get things done, they know they can count on Floyd being there! ––– About the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce represents a diverse network of 5,000 businesses statewide and advocates on behalf of their interests before the Legislature and regulatory agencies and through conferences, seminars, and affiliated programs. Through its OneVoice program, the Maine State Chamber represents thousands of businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Its Grassroots Action Network works to involve members and their employees in the legislative process through outreach campaigns.

October 31–November 13, 2011

Exhibitors include: • AAA • Academy of Medical Professions • Androscoggin Bank • Bath Iron Works • Dr.Newton’s Naturals • H & R Block

• Key Bank • Manpower • Superior Carriers • Portland Radio Group • Saint Joseph’s College • University of Southern Maine And more!

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