[Swiftwater Gazette] State of Maine and 3% unemployment

Ed kroposki kroposki at att.net
Thu Jun 1 08:26:03 EDT 2017


ToFill Summer Jobs, Maine Gov. Releases Nonviolent Prisoners
https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-fill-summer-jobs-maine-gov-releases-nonviolent-prisoners-1496256090
“Visitorsflock to quaint towns along Maine’s rocky coast each summer, butemployers say they are struggling to staff up because of an agingpopulation, fewer visas for temporary foreign workers and the state’s3% unemployment rate, which is the lowest level in more than 40years.”
“Ithink the governor was looking for a creative way” to address thelabor shortage in Maine, Mr. Fitzpatrick said. “He wanted to trythis commutation program as long as we could do it safely.”

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